Here is the current design http://pcpartpicker.com/p/u6pC , but I started with a i7 3770k Asus Thunderbolt design. As I continued I opted for more RAM & dual GPU.
I still have an unused crt, but included dual 23s in the system budget.
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better) : 01/24/2013
Budget Range: Before shipping @ $3500.00 After shipping: $3800
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Data warehouse Dev implementation with MSSQL 12,08, 05, Oracle & SAP & analysis Programming With VS 2012 & Java EE
CS6 photo, audio & video rendering
Statisica 10 /Excel number crunching/ PowerPivoting
Are you buying a monitor: Yes, Not in budget, but most likely Acer dual 23's after system is brought Parts to Upgrade: All new
Do you need to buy OS: Not if Win 7 ultimate upgrade to Win 8 Pro is still vaild.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, Newegg, Local Frys & PC Outlet
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Parts Preferences: i7 3930K cpu
2011 ASUS motherboard with esata SDD(changed). I started planning with the ASUS 1155 Thunderbolt supported by the i7 3770k Zalman CNPS12X CPU Fan, really rather drop it in & not worry about mainteanance until it fails or next OS. NZXT Guardian Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid TowerCase 921RB-BLUE Full 64 GB RAM
Overclocking: Not necessary
SLI or Crossfire: Open to suggestions Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 is fine
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: XP is runing perfectly fine, but I want to utilize VS 2012 on an up to date OS
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you see a 10 sec decrease in CPU based tasks such as rendering from going from a i7 3770k to a i7 3930k. you must do a lot of work to make the difference worth the price
as for the GPUs, there are things that you can do. you could get yourself 670s or you can get a quadro k5000. geforce cards will perform better in CS6 operations compared to their workstation counterparts such as the quadro 4000. but then when you do Graphical rendering, the quadro cards just smoke them. so i would need some clarification before suggesting GPUs
there is also no reason to get more than 32gb even for very intensive rendering tasks. anything more, you are either running a server or you are dedicating half that memory to become a ramdisk for some serious scratch disk speeds
do you really need 6 tb of storage? or a 500gb SSD? the 1200w psu is pretty overkill as well
chose a smaller case, a much better motherboard, professional monitors, and a cheaper blu-ray burner (do you even use blu-rays?)
Thanks. I’m willing to meet in the middle of the road regarding the GPUs. The goal is to ensure optimization for VS code compilations & graphical rendering. I did see the full 64 GB of RAM providing scratch disk space. But if 32 GB is sufficient, thanks again.
Initially, I wanted to use the SSD as a boot disk, but then CS6 optimization came into consideration. I went with 2 large HDs for multi-platform DB partitioning & growth and large media files.
I did have my heart set on the NZXT Guardian case. Why did you suggest that particular board?
What’s Blu-ray, j/k. I vowed not to invest in B-R until I was ready to buy a PS3 (2-for-1 thinking). But I figured this is time to toss one in the budget.