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Workstation - $2500

i'm planning on buying this build so I can earn a few bucks... or heap of dough. I'm also planning on making a lot of my friends pretty envious. :na:

i'm going to be using Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, cinema 4d, maya, 3dsMax, and a lot more programs.

Is there anything I can change and still keep the price below $2500 AND still have the coolest parts? (the motherboard has bullets and a Gatling gun on it!) :D

Thanks!


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ybna
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: Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.98 @ Outlet PC)

Total: $2484.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


P.S. can the Quadro 4000 run games nicely?
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  1. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ycfW
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ycfW/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ycfW/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: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($279.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($529.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 550D ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $2095.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 00:27 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $2165.00
    Combo Discounts: -$20.00
    Shipping: $8.50
    Total: $2153.50


    no the quadro isnt a gaming card and is outdated based off the gtx 400 series also slower than the cheaper 4 gig 680 thats got 4gigs of ram versus 2, and faster in gaming and rendering.
  2. I don't do any serious 3D modeling (I would definately go with a Quadro then, I do own a Quadro 2000), but I do use Adobe's Production suite and in many cases the 500 is better than both the 600 series and the mid range Quadros. The Fermi architecture is more efficient at rendering, but not in games or 3D apps. I went with a 570GTX and for the money it was the best card for CUDA apps. If anything, stick with Nvidia for your gpu. Although I don't recommend any of the parts in your build, it looks like a solid rig.
  3. Best answer selected by thecheeseling.
  4. thanks cheeseling, all my parts are compliant and ready for performance, you dont recommand the products???
  5. Thanks Tick Tock.

    all i changed was the motherboard to a Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011.

    i'm a little scared of only 32GB of RAM, I use After Effects CS6 on my other computer and the program can push the limits of the 16GB I have installed.

    should I get some cheaper RAM and more?
  6. No, what I meant is, those are not the parts/brands that I usually recommend. I would start with 32GB and upgrade to 64 if you see the need. I run 32GB and love it, but I run a RamDisk too. I have never seen actual use go over 20GB (not including the RamDisk) when rendering or even runnings multiple pro apps.
  7. aight cool, maestro talt u meant they were bad quality. i was like @-@


    here:

    with 64 gigs of ram.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ycsA
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ycsA/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ycsA/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: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($529.99 @ Best Buy)
    Case: Corsair 550D ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1994.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 00:52 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $2064.97
    Combo Discounts: -$20.00
    Shipping: $8.50
    Total: $2053.47
  8. wow, I never thought of getting 4 individual pieces.
    :na: that's only 4 sticks

    ok, i'm getting really greedy so I changed some stuff around i'm going back to the MSI Big Bang - XPower II XL ATX LGA2011 Motherboard because it support 128GB of RAM, that way I can get 4 more sticks of RAM later on.

    I also had to change the case, to I chose the Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA ATX Full Tower Case


    does that sound good?
  9. hmm.

    i dont see any reason why ud need 128gb of ram but ok.

    id keep the 550d alot better quality and more silent.
  10. ok, thanks. The only problem is that the 550d is a mid tower case and I need a full tower... know of any good ones?
  11. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ycCJ
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ycCJ/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ycCJ/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 X79A-GD45 (8D) ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($241.25 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($529.99 @ Best Buy)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($167.52 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $2243.72
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 01:19 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $2270.19
    Shipping: $38.52
    Total: $2308.71

    mobo with 128gb support, got u 128gb, and full tower:)
  12. Looks awesome, but I did a little adding and turns our that all of that ram comes out to 64GB D:

    can we fix that?
  13. seems over 64 gb is hard to achieve cant find 16gb sticks :P

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ycKR
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ycKR/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ycKR/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 X79A-GD65 (8D) ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($289.48 @ Mwave)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($354.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($529.99 @ Best Buy)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($167.52 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $2287.02
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 01:38 EST-0500)
  14. only other option would be for me to make u a server board workstation i guess.

    but thats a good bit more expensive.
  15. O.o

    you mean the kind with two CPUs?
  16. u dont need more than 64 gbs of ram tbh.

    doubt ur program will use the 64 gigs fully.

    be happy with 64.

    the ones with 350$ mobo, and 1000$ processors.

    and ram thats gonna cost u like 800$

    not even worth it tbh.
  17. right, 64GB will be perfectly fine


    Thanks for the help a bunch

    when I post another thread I hope your there

    :)
  18. shur i will be there, still here.

    and always there.

    ;D
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