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$2500 Workstation

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January 16, 2013 6:12:58 AM

Can I make this build any cheaper, and still keep the same performance and quality?

I am going to be working with After Effects, Photoshop, cinema 4d, maya, 3ds MAX, and some other programs.

I would like to keep the 64Gb of RAM, the CPU, GPU, and Motherboard. I'm using this computer for work but that doesn't mean i'm not planning to get some friends very envious. :D  :na: 

I need to keep it under $2500.


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xS3y
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xS3y/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xS3y/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($82.34 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Big Bang - XPower II XL ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($375.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY Quadro 4000 2GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2437.18

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January 16, 2013 6:19:24 AM

I would recommend a better SSD like the Samsung 840Pro or the older Crucial M4.
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