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Needing help for first time build

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January 5, 2013 8:16:11 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: February 12

Budget Range: 1200-1500 Before Rebates; Before Shipping (subject to change)

This system is mostly going to be used for Gaming and Game development, both 2D and 3D. Should be able to do some streaming and of course internet.

I currently have a monitor to use however would like to connect 3 simultaneously shortly after the PC is built.

Need to buy an OS for build

Do not have a preferred website for parts, mainly because I don't have much knowledge on where to look. Most parts already considering were found at TigerDirect

Located in San Jose, CA, USA

Parts Preferences: Leaning more towards Intel CPU

Overclocking and SLI/Crossfire are currently a maybe, but heavily considering it if necessary

Most parts I haven't decided on mostly due to being indecisive as well as not knowing what to look for. Still debating on whether or not a sound card would be necessary. Also unsure if parts picked out are compatible yet.

The reason I am upgrading is due to wanting to start being serious about my career path, and needing a PC with the power to do what I want. Mostly needs to be able to run Programs such as MAYA, Blender and such with ease as well as play games sufficiently, mostly AAA titles and MMOs in high quality.


Parts decided on thus far
Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K BX80619i73930K Unlocked Processor@$569
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X79 TUF Motherboard@$319
RAM: Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 16GB (4x 4GB)@$96
Graphics Card: N/A
Hard Drive: OCZ Agility 4 AGT4-25SAT3-256G 256GB Internal Solid State Drive@$189
Case:N/A
Power Supply: XFX P1850SNLB9 Core Edition Power Supply - 850W@$104
Cooling: Corsair CWCH100 Hydro H100 CPU Liquid Cooler@$129
DVD Burner: N/A

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January 5, 2013 10:57:22 PM

if you are mainly doing graphical work, you should get a quadro professional card. if you are gaming, you should get a geforce card. they cannot fulfill each others roles very well (ex.even though a quadro k5000 is basically a gtx 680 chip, it wont play games at medium settings while a gtx 680 would take 2-5x longer to render some graphics compared to a k5000)

this rig would be a better solution. if you are a serious professional doing this for a living, then id get a x79 platform rig.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w5cp

please grab the psu as fast as you can. its a killer deal
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January 6, 2013 5:34:14 PM

Well at least this makes it easier to choose. The rig you suggested seems like what I'm going for. I can sacrifice the gaming so long as i can get work done . Definitely do not need the extra rendering time. Especially by that much lol. I appreciate your help sir. :) 
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January 6, 2013 6:10:57 PM

TheBigTroll said:
if you are mainly doing graphical work, you should get a quadro professional card. if you are gaming, you should get a geforce card. they cannot fulfill each others roles very well (ex.even though a quadro k5000 is basically a gtx 680 chip, it wont play games at medium settings while a gtx 680 would take 2-5x longer to render some graphics compared to a k5000)

this rig would be a better solution. if you are a serious professional doing this for a living, then id get a x79 platform rig.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w5cp

please grab the psu as fast as you can. its a killer deal


How is a 750W PSU for $179 a "killer deal" exactly? :heink: 

The bad thing about X79 is that it's really expensive but on a $1500 budget it isn't too far out of the question. The i7-3820 and i7-3770K are about on par with each other. I agree with the 3930K but that's about $600 easily. I'd agree with checking out a Fire Pro or Quaddro - but any good Quaddro will cost you big time. The K5000 runs for like $2400 right now. :ouch: 

Maybe try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($192.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V5900 2GB Video Card ($424.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1585.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 15:12 EST-0500)
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January 6, 2013 6:45:58 PM

it was 99 bucks yesterday.

the k5000 is 1800 before tax if you have tax.
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