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February 1, 2013 1:25:47 AM

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Hey guys basically I am building my own build and I have got all the components i think. Below is a list of everything I am buying except for software. Are there any compatibility issues/naive choices. I tried to do as much research as I could. I am basically working to build a workstation that I could use Adobe Production Premium cs6 and minor maya and c4d and 3dmax animation work. Im pretty sure there arent any issues but if you have one of these products and are experiencing issues let me know.

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ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73960X

PNY VCQ2000-PB Quadro 2000 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card

Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Arctic White Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC ...

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9


ASUS Xonar DGX 5.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Gaming Audio Card

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

ARCTIC Freezer i30 CPU Cooler for Intel with 120mm PWM Fan and 4 Direct Contac Heat Pipes

Rosewill RNX-G300LX IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Adapter Card Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128bit WEP WPA WPA2 802.1x, 802.11i, ...

Cyber Acoustics CA-896 10 watts 2.0 2-piece Speaker System with USB Charging Input

LITE-ON SK-1788/BS 2-Tone PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard

V7 M30P10-7N Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Mouse - OEM

Koutech IO-RCM630 Multi-in-1 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Front Panel Internal Card Reader with USB 3.0 Port (3.5")

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner – Bulk

LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature SATA IHBS112-04 - OEM
LG EB2742V-BN Black 27" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor

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February 1, 2013 11:08:30 AM

I see nothing wrong with that build. Good job for choosing the I7; the programs you run really use the extra cores.
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February 1, 2013 11:38:19 AM

You do not really need a sound card if you're not going to be gaming.

Why the wireless card if when you can easily use ethernet. (unless this is not the case I would like to know.

I would recommend getting a 128gb SSD to boost performance a great amount.

Also I would recommend a bit better of a Quadro like a 4000, for such graphics based programs.

Otherwise everything else works great together.

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February 1, 2013 12:06:09 PM

+1 - going with the Sandy-E was a good choice for the muscle you're going to need for the 3D animations/rendering.

I would swap the 1TB for a SSD - if you're diligent about moving projects from the SSD to the 2 TB disk, then you're fine with going with a 128GB. I personally went with a 240/256GB because you'll get higher performance and more of a cushion so you're not constantly copying files from disk to disk. My desktop has an Intel 520 and my laptop has the Samsung 840 Pro - both are great in terms of both performance and reliability.

Quadro GPUs are traditionally better for rendering, but there aren't a lot of options and the cost difference between a 2000 and a 4000 series is substantial. I just had to build a workstation for one of our graphics designers and went with a desktop GPU (GTX 680 w/ 4GB of RAM) and she went from being the grumpiest person in the office to the happiest worker alive. Granted, she went from designing on a laptop w/ a late 90's processor to a i7 w/ 16GB of RAM and a SSD but she hasn't had any performance issues in terms of graphics yet.

If you want to stick with a Quadro (which I can understand - it's a smart choice), then I would kick it up to a 4000 - software requirements are only going to increase as people start designing for UHD (4k) & QHD (8k) standards within the next couple of years.
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February 3, 2013 1:10:50 AM

burritobob said:
You do not really need a sound card if you're not going to be gaming.

Why the wireless card if when you can easily use ethernet. (unless this is not the case I would like to know.

I would recommend getting a 128gb SSD to boost performance a great amount.

Also I would recommend a bit better of a Quadro like a 4000, for such graphics based programs.

Otherwise everything else works great together.



Sometimes I do some light work in post sound and this sound card is only 30 bucks and I hear itll be better than the onboard sound kit so why not right? Also the wifi is because I dont have my router right next to the computer and the cost is so small that why not. Im thinking about getting an ssd but it might be too much of a hassle to be constantly managing it between that and the 2tb hard drive that I havent decided yet. Also the Quadro 4000 is so much money that I may even skip the 2000 and switch to a gaming card. Any suggestions?
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February 3, 2013 1:12:21 AM

game junky said:
+1 - going with the Sandy-E was a good choice for the muscle you're going to need for the 3D animations/rendering.

I would swap the 1TB for a SSD - if you're diligent about moving projects from the SSD to the 2 TB disk, then you're fine with going with a 128GB. I personally went with a 240/256GB because you'll get higher performance and more of a cushion so you're not constantly copying files from disk to disk. My desktop has an Intel 520 and my laptop has the Samsung 840 Pro - both are great in terms of both performance and reliability.

Quadro GPUs are traditionally better for rendering, but there aren't a lot of options and the cost difference between a 2000 and a 4000 series is substantial. I just had to build a workstation for one of our graphics designers and went with a desktop GPU (GTX 680 w/ 4GB of RAM) and she went from being the grumpiest person in the office to the happiest worker alive. Granted, she went from designing on a laptop w/ a late 90's processor to a i7 w/ 16GB of RAM and a SSD but she hasn't had any performance issues in terms of graphics yet.

If you want to stick with a Quadro (which I can understand - it's a smart choice), then I would kick it up to a 4000 - software requirements are only going to increase as people start designing for UHD (4k) & QHD (8k) standards within the next couple of years.



I might not stick with workstation GPU. which do you think would be the best for my needs?
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February 3, 2013 1:15:31 AM

If it's mainly Adobe cs6, i'd get a 660 ti or 670 gtx.
Also for a cpu, get the i7-3930K, the i7-3960x is way overpriced, if you want an intel six core cpu, get the i7-3930K.
Invest on a large ssd with the capacity being no less than 256GB.
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February 3, 2013 2:38:48 PM

I kinda agree with Dj - the 3930k will be more than enough power and is almost $500 less. Take the difference in price and snag a 256GB Samsung 840 Pro and
either a Nvidia 670 or 680 - that will be capable of designing for 4k content down the road with ease.

Too bad they haven't mentioned release date for Ivy Bridge-E.
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February 13, 2013 2:15:28 AM

Best answer selected by armoosead.
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