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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
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1050553

    Get the cpu's,psu,ram,motherboard,case,ssd (just go to the links on the page and add them to cart) then grab a 1tb or more and your set! :)
  2. nice set up..but it do not come with a quadro card for my 3d work...

    those HP Z800 workstation with 2 Xeon (lga 1366 6 core ..sort of old..) with quadro 4000 cost me less than usd 2000...

    expected those newer xeon shall be faster.... and seem that evga mobo can be overclocked too...interesting.. however with a quadro 4000...which shall over my budget
  3. for $3000... you might as well as go for a i7 3930k and overclock it... it'll perform vastly superior to that combo deal he posted...
  4. killerhurtalot said:
    for $3000... you might as well as go for a i7 3930k and overclock it... it'll perform vastly superior to that combo deal he posted...



    which seem to be it...., however for multi tasking...and my 3D work...do i need more core..than 6 cores...and a quadro seem to be a good idea
  5. hahayan said:
    which seem to be it...., however for multi tasking...and my 3D work...do i need more core..than 6 cores...and a quadro seem to be a good idea


    When doing 3D work, cores and speed both matter equally since the programs actually do use all cores at max clock.

    So a six core processor at 4.0 ghz will perform just as well as two 6 core processors at 2.0 ghz.

    Here's a build around $2900 without monitor/keyboard/etc... but only 32 GB of ram (which should be more than enough but you can easily add another 32 gb if needed) You should be able to overclock the processor to 4.5ghz easily with the cooler...

    Do you need a monitor/keyboard/etc for this build? or just the computer and a case.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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: Asus P9X79 PRO ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($303.55 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair XMS 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($228.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Video Card: PNY Quadro 4000 2GB Video Card ($793.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($316.98 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ 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: $2842.78
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 23:59 EST-0500)
  6. hahayan said:
    which seem to be it...., however for multi tasking...and my 3D work...do i need more core..than 6 cores...and a quadro seem to be a good idea

    hmm,Well like above

    3930k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133324
    Asus sabertooth x79 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131801
    Quadro 4000 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133324
    750w modular psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438007
    1tb Wd black http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
    32gb ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233263
    NZXT Phantom 820 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146097
    H100i http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146097
    Optical drive (If you need one) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    Total:$2,384.91 or add windows (extra $100) and you have it up to $2,484,91 and that will do EVERYTHING you need it too! :)

    NOW this is optional if you have windows 7 dont bother buying it but if you dont then grab this
  7. Sound logical about a fast 6 cores at 4hz may be better than 2x lga1366, 2.6hz xenon with 12 cores.....and I have all the rest, I just need a PC with a case..and a good power supply..32g ram may be ok...may to be ok...not sure until I try..

    And comment of picking up that hp z800 with quadro 4000 and 2 xeon e5649?
  8. how much is the z800?

    And you're paying a premium on the Z800 for the service they provide on it. like 2nd day delivery and fixing problems and stuff...
  9. killerhurtalot said:
    how much is the z800?

    And you're paying a premium on the Z800 for the service they provide on it. like 2nd day delivery and fixing problems and stuff...


    it is about USD 2000...or 1900.....it is what they called Remarket or refurbished...some of the vendor may be new too...

    it has 2 xeon 5520 or 5649 quadro 4000, 850w power supply, 8 G ram...500G harddisc..
  10. Ya... that might be a better deal then... if it's only $2000... cause you can upgrade that ram and hdd easily...
  11. Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor

    GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD5 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

    Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive X 2

    CORSAIR Vengeance 64GB (8 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model


    PNY VCQ4000-PB Quadro 4000 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Workstation Video Card

    OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC


    EVGA 04G-P4-3687-KR GeForce GTX 680 FTW+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP 99


    SeaSonic Platinum-1000 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Power Supply


    CORSAIR Vengeance 64GB (8 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model


    CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler


    those items above already USD 3229 ...and suppose a good case will cost me around usd 150..., so it si about usd 3500...


    if i add those items to the HP Z800


    Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    EVGA 04G-P4-3687-KR GeForce GTX 680 FTW+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    NVIDIA Gift Game Borderlands 2

    Kingston 64GB (4 x 16GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ECC Registered Server Memory DR x4 Model

    OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC

    it is about USD 1361 + 1900 = $ 3261......

    (i have win7 pro already)

    wonder....wonder...which system me better faster ?for the next 3 to 4 yrs..
  12. EchoOne said:



    your list seeem sensible too..
  13. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  14. Best answer
    hahayan said:
    your list seeem sensible too..

    Yeah i mean for what your doing that list is perfect,I have the i7 3820 and i do video rendering,3d modeling in mudbox and i have ALOT of tabs open at once but i mean the 3930k is a powerhouse for a gaming and workstation cpu.And once overclocked holy ***...haha its beast
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