by far, the most important part o the new build. What do you think is the
I am thinking that i could use the power of 16gb or 32gb of ram.
I don't think that i have the budget for 16 or 32gb of high quality rams, so
I'm thinking that i could get one of the cheapest in a 32gb config. What do
you think about that?
I do need ram power as i usually end up editing xlarge photoshop files or
big 3D scenes with a lot of polygons.
I am also guessing that a SSD disk drive with more than 60 gb would be of
great use, maybe along a 1TB (or greater) usual hard drive. (PS: or i could
first get a smaller second hard drive...maybe 500gb or so and upgrade later
- this way I'll have more money for other parts.)
not that important, i think. I am not a hardcore gamer... a low
mid class or something like that will do. (?)
No SLI or Crossfire:
probably not relevant for my setup
With black Friday coming up, maybe i could take advantage of the some low prices.
(not really counting on that, but ...who knows ).
With your high graphic-intensive work have you considered either the Quadro series from NVIDIA or Fire Pro from ATI? - depending on whether CUDA or DC suits your software better. Have a look at a few pro graphic forums for more help here (e.g. search 'nvidia quadro forum'). Of course, regular offerings from these manufacturers will offer acceleration also, but significantly reduced.
Forgot to ask....what motherboard is in your 'old' PC? - I still have an old x58 but these are so expandable/future-proof that I've been able to add alot of features that 'modern' boards have. Infact, I still have no real reason to upgrade. Yet. You might want to increase your SSD size to at least 120GB - they're very competitively priced these days. Check our using a RAMDrive for gfx use (the RAM size you're suggesting would be ideal for this)....alternatively, a second cheap 60GB SSD could be used for scratch work. Other forums will help here.
Thank you mesab66 for you're time. I think that quadro or fire are kinda out of my budget league. I've also looked into your other very good tips and found some very interesting things. Thank you again!
I've started to slowly configure something .
Please tell what do you think about this build and its options: