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January 28, 2013 9:37:22 AM

Ok, so this is mostly a workstation for graphical programs such as Maya and different Adobe products. I just wanted to run this by you guys to check if there are any blatant conflicts, mistakes or whatever. My biggest dilemma is what graphic card to get, is a 670 really necessary or will a 660 do just as well? Thanks in advance.

Case: Antec P280 Mid ATX
PSU: Corsair TX650M
Mobo: Asus P8Z77-M pro
SSD: Corsair force GT 240G
HDD: WD caviar black 2T
CPU: i7 3770K
Cooler: Scythe Mugen 3
Memory: Corsair 4x8GB vengeance quad channel

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January 28, 2013 9:42:12 AM

IF you use 3ds max you can use your GPU to help with rendering through iray.

To be honest neither are suitable as you want a tesla series. A 660 will do as it's only displaying an not actually rendering.
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January 28, 2013 9:53:54 AM

Well I honestly have no idea what to do in the graphic department. I can't afford a professional card such as a Quadro, not even close.
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January 28, 2013 10:09:50 AM

Maya only uses your CPU for the rendering so a 660 will be enough to display the model ect.

Just spotted that your getting quad channel vengeance which wont work with your board only dual channel is supported.

Might be worth getting the low profile stuff incase it doesn't fit under your heatsink.
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January 28, 2013 10:20:07 AM

Aha, thanks for the reply. So what should I do, switch to a more expensive 2011 build for quad channel or make do with 16GB?
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January 28, 2013 10:30:40 AM

16gb or dual channel ram

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/04/23/intel-core-...

The gains of more expensive i7's are more to do with extra cores and cash.

LGA 2011 is the only one worth investing in but the cheapest overclockable chip is about £300 plus a more expensive board and more expensive ram.

Basically if you've got the money it will be faster.
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January 28, 2013 11:13:33 AM

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January 28, 2013 11:16:03 AM

It probably doesn't matter all that much, but my understanding is that nVidia's current mainstream graphics' processors are unusually inaccurate when it comes to professional modeling workloads, so you might be better off with an analogous Radeon.
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