$2000 Workstation build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: December 25, 2012 5:57 PM in Systems Share TheCheeseling December 25, 2012 4:21:15 PM PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/u3oe Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/u3oe/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/u3oe/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.98 @ NCIX US) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($194.99 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US) Video Card: ATI FirePro V7900 2GB Video Card ($653.99 @ SuperBiiz) Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($90.98 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($125.99 @ SuperBiiz) Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $1954.86 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-25 13:21 EST-0500) Any suggestions on how I could make this build cheaper and still keep the quality? More about : 2000 workstation build butremor December 25, 2012 4:26:34 PM Well, have you considered 3770k and LGA1155 mobo? m 0 l TheCheeseling December 25, 2012 4:32:51 PM butremor said:Well, have you considered 3770k and LGA1155 mobo? Yes, but an LGA1155 mobo does not support the CPU I want to get, I want to have 6 cores so I can use multi-core rendering in AE CS6 m 0 l Related resources Improve my custom science workstation build! Range - $2000 to $2800 - Forum Best build for a Video Editing workstation (£2000/£3000/£4000) - Forum First Workstation 4790k build. $1500-$2000 - Forum Under $2000 Workstation build - Forum $2000 workstation build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer AMD Radeon December 25, 2012 4:34:31 PM ^ i thought he is doing some professional work 6 cores worths the price m 0 l AMD Radeon December 25, 2012 4:35:22 PM TheCheeseling said:Yes, but an LGA1155 mobo does not support the CPU I want to get, I want to have 6 cores so I can use multi-core rendering in AE CS6 AE CS6 favors nvidia card.... mercury playback engine is exclusively for nvidia www.studio1productions.com/Articles/PremiereCS5.htm AMD lags far behind nvidia in video processing... i bet you already knew about this please check similar priced quadro card or even mainstream gtx 670 will still better than AMD in video processing (dont look at my username) m 0 l butremor December 25, 2012 4:59:26 PM cheaper ram http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl10q... m 0 l TheCheeseling December 25, 2012 5:47:52 PM AMD Radeon said:AE CS6 favors nvidia card.... mercury playback engine is exclusively for nvidia www.studio1productions.com/Articles/PremiereCS5.htm AMD lags far behind nvidia in video processing... i bet you already knew about this please check similar priced quadro card or even mainstream gtx 670 will still better than AMD in video processing (dont look at my username) Thanks sooo much, I didn't know about mercury playback. m 0 l TheCheeseling December 25, 2012 5:49:39 PM butremor said:cheaper ram http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl10q... Thanks, glad you found those m 0 l butremor December 25, 2012 5:57:43 PM Also not sure about that PSU, i think 650w will suffice http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ss65... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 3DS Max workstation build (approx 2000 AUD) Forum Solved[New Build] gaming/ workstation $2000 approx Forum Solved$2000 workstation build - comments please Forum 3D modeling and texturing workstation build / 2000-2500 budget / preliminary research question Forum Pr CS6 video editing workstation build: i7 4770k + Quadro k2000? Forum Workstation Build Advice $2000 Budget Forum $2000 workstation / photography build Forum $2000 Gaming/Workstation PC Build Forum Advice on $1500-$2000 Gaming/Workstation Build Forum $2000 Workstation Build? Forum PC Workstation Build (~2000 USD) Forum First time workstation build suggestions $1500-$2000 Forum Help me build a sub $2000 workstation pc plz! Forum New $2000 Workstation/Game Art/Animation Build Forum First Workstation Build for CAD and Rendering around $2000 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !