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January 25, 2013 11:04:14 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: within the next three months (the closer the better)

Budget Range: $2000-$2500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3d artwork, Rendering, Video Editing, Gaming, youtube, web

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: ? Don't really know, Its going to be a completely new build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: West palm Beach, FL, USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Additional Comments: i'm going to be using cinema 4d, an After Effects CS6 i'll also be playing games like Black Ops 2 and Starcraft 2. I would like 64GB of Ram because AAE and use it all to render faster.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my old computer isn't fast enough for the rendering and stuff like that

More about : workstation gaming

January 25, 2013 11:34:55 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($106.46 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($212.95 @ Mac Connection)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1694.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-25 20:32 EST-0500)

I don't think you'll need more than 16gb of RAM even for rendering. I belive RAM size doesn't have anything to do with the render process itself. It's the 3930k's hexacore and HT that you'll want.

If ever you find the need to add more RAM though, the motherboard I linked has 8 RAM slots.

Feel free to change the casing, it's just a suggestion.

Also, that processor price is a walk-in deal only at Microcenter. If you don't have one nearby, just order from Newegg.
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January 25, 2013 11:47:36 PM

You already had a good build, why change it?
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January 26, 2013 3:03:52 PM

I don't think I had a build before... you mean the $2900 one I had on a thread earlier? I asked because that one was $2900
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