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January 8, 2013 1:09:47 AM

so I'm making a workstation, I have made up two builds. Which one should I buy? Should I buy parts from both?
I made on Intel/Nvidia based and the other AMD/ATI based.
I know that there is a $500 price difference, but money doesn't matter... as long as its not over $2500 :na: 


I'm a little stumped, could you help me out? :heink: 


Build 1:
CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($253.93 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($149.89 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY Quadro 4000 2GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2215.72


Build 2:
CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($108.10 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($106.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V7900 2GB Video Card ($653.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1741.99

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January 8, 2013 1:18:22 AM

What programs are you going to use?
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January 8, 2013 1:22:24 AM

Proximon said:
What programs are you going to use?


After Effects, Premier Pro, Photoshop, Maya, 3dsMax, Cinema 4d... Do I have to list all of them? :D 
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January 8, 2013 1:40:08 AM

Not at all. The Intel build will be a far better performer in the majority of your programs. Keep in mind that the 6 core Intel CPU is actually capable of executing 12 simultaneous threads, and for those programs that do not use multiple threads it will be even faster than the AMD.

As to the GPU, that is trickier. Neither option is bad. Probably stick with the Quaddro.

The PSU can be replaced though. You don't need anywhere near that much power but you can use a quieter more efficient one at the same price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 8, 2013 1:46:40 AM

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