I need a cad/cam/3d rendering/graphics workstation for home.
I want to place order by this weekendI was hoping not to go over $1200. I tend to buy parts from Pricewatch.com Stores, unless you know a cheaper route.
Primary Apps are Autocad, 3d Max, Revit, Maya and Photoshop Suite and the occasional video/audio editing.
*CPU- i7 3770k. Bought it @ Microcenter for $230.
*GPU- I need OpenGL based card. I'm was looking at the Nvidea Quadro 2000 or AMD FirePro V5900. I read the Quadro runs hot when rendering and the Firepro has OpenGL driver issues with Autodesk products. Can someone with a Firepro V5900 chime in?
*Mobo- No idea - Read about Z77 Mobos, and I would want the option for later overclocking. Needs clearance for long video card.
*RAM- 16gb to start 16gb later
*Power Supply / Case- No idea. I have an old ATX case i was going to recycle. Its an 8 bay Large Tower I need lots of Airflow over System as case will probably be under desk.
*CPU Fan- No idea. Water cooled systems are not ideal for me. I don't want potential leaks.
*SSD HD- For Boot, Apps & Current working files. Min 100GB
*SATA - Completed Working Files/Backup of Current working files. Min 2TB.
*DVD- Need 4 matching drives to burn to multiple drives.
*OS- I assume I need a 64-bit Pro Version. Do i want windows 7 or 8 as some of Apps are still XP based and 32-bit until I get newer versions.