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January 19, 2013 2:49:13 AM

I wanna build a PC...or buy a HP Z800 with Quadro 4000

i need a PC..which allow me to do a lot of work at the same time..

* 3DS MAXS, for 3D modeling
* AutoDesk Inventor 3D modeling, MAchine Simulation...FEA..for less than 500 parts
* about 5 Excel Files running at sametime..each of them having a few thousand lines.and 15 column.. pilot table..charts..etc.
* Solidwork 3D AND 2D
*AUTOCAD FOR 2D
* 2 AI running...
* 3 Chrome Windows..likely to have more than 10 tabs each
* Storage of HD Music files..and Streaming music over WIFI or lan to my Audio setup background music with work all time..
* Storage of Movie...sending movie to my projector (when movie..., then only Internet..but no work..)
*Running 3 Monitors (2x 21 inch, and one 27inchs)

Should I go for a HP Z800 with dual Xeon + a quadro 4000 Card. from HP outlet.(quite good price for such build).and put in another GTX or ATI card.. if such how;s do they work together..? Application specific Monitors Via Quadro ,and Via GTX...or
i notice some guy talk about Quadro 4000 as GUI and GTX as GPU ....what is that all about..?

or it is wiser to build my own PC....(seem nice ...which can be overclocked....get work done faster with less $$)

Although work i am doing on this PC is nothing critical...which my my personal hobby business..which i custom build some machine and sell them to specific customer with specific need... i do care productivity


i am using a IBM workstation at work and a Macbook Pro at the sametime..

this new machine shall be used at home...

thx..for reading..as i have not build any since 13 yrs ago..

my budget is around usd 3000
January 19, 2013 3:28:46 PM

Noob12 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yplt
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yplt/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yplt/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($232.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($126.47 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($180.18 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.00 @ Adorama)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.00 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($437.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($437.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 660W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($140.71 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2265.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 11:48 EST-0500)

cpu you caan find here better price:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/400271/Xeon_E3_1230V...

Need any new monitors? Put rest of the money there. or save it. I think that 1 videocard is all you need.
If you need 2 you can get one more later. So take one and try if it works.. fine. If not go for 2 cards.



Thx for your suggestion for the E3Xeon... seem interesting..and good price too..., and i have fews monitors around...i am sure this SLI run better for some application
January 22, 2013 5:36:10 AM

thx guy...i found that i may be ok to get away from the quadro....and even i need to use quadro, if i build the system, it is still within my budget or just slightly over my budget

this is the first list if i goes for 4 core http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yVxJ Total: $2215.59

CPU Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core $309.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid $109.99
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 $126.47
Memory Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Combo or $179.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $91.33
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $91.33
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" SSD $119.99
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Combo or $407.55
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB $399.99
Case NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower $119.99
Power Supply Corsair 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V $199.99
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.99
Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer






and for Hex Core http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yVCV Total: $2737.83

CPU Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core $564.98
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid $109.99
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 $249.99
Memory Corsair XMS 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 $312.28
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $91.33
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $91.33
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" SSD $119.99
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB $399.99
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB $399.99
Case NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower $119.99
Power Supply Corsair 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V $199.99
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.99
Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $59.99



i wonder......should i goes for ....

NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower $119.99
Power Supply Corsair 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V $199.99

or a New Old Stock Dell XPS 730 Case with 1000W power supply......as it cost less than USD 300
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