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#1 Kelasa

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:39 PM

I want to buy a pre-built computer and am trying to personalize the specs. I have never done this for myself before and would really appreciate some advice.

 

I would like to work daily on my computer for 3d coputer modeling and texture art work. I run Maya and ZBrush ( Both high polygon models) and huuuge files in Photoshop. I really prefer running these software's simutaneously as while being able to run a music player. I will of course be periodically rendering and running After Effects from time to time.

 

I'm looking at CyberpowerPC's CPU. I have a coputer put together that's at ~$2400. I would like to knock of about $500 (or a few hundred more if possible). My specs so far:


Case: * Azza Genesis 9000 Full Tower Gaming Case w/ 2 x 230mm fans, 4x Easy Swap HDD, Dual Power Supply Support, & front USB 3.0 Port
Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans

Noise Reduction Technology: Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more)
Cooling Fan: Asetek 570LX Liquid Cooling system w/ 240MM Radiator and Dual Fans (Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
Motherboard: (SLI/CrossFireX Support) MSI X79A-GD45 Plus Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Winki 3, OC Genie II, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3 Gen3 PCIe X16 & 4 PCIe X1
Memory: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Dual GPU Video Card
Power Supply Upgrade: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
Hard Drive: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System (1 x System)
Optical Drive: LG 12X Internal Blu-ray Drive & DVDRW, 3D Playback Combo Drive (BLACK COLOR)
 

I've never done this before. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
 



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#2 killerx525

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:46 PM

I would definitely cut back on the graphics card to something like a 660TI or 7850 or 7870 if the option is there. After that cut back, i would up the processor to a i7-3930K and get rid of the hard drive cooling fan as it is unnecessary. 


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:52 PM

Yeah, I really like the 7970s. I wanted to try for two. If one's fine, that's all I need to know. Thank you for your advice.

 

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Case: Azza Genesis 9000 Full Tower Gaming Case w/ 2 x 230mm fans, 4x Easy Swap HDD, Dual Power Supply Support, & front USB 3.0 Port
Noise Reduction Technology: Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3930K Six-Core 3.20 GHz 12MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011
Freebies: NonePerformance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel: NoneVenom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more)
Cooling Fan: Asetek 570LX Liquid Cooling system w/ 240MM Radiator and Dual Fans (Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
Motherboard: (SLI/CrossFireX Support) MSI X79A-GD45 Plus Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Winki 3, OC Genie II, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3 Gen3 PCIe X16 & 4 PCIe X1
Memory: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)

Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
Power Supply Upgrade: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX ReadyHard Drive: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): NoneUSB
Optical Drive: LG 12X Internal Blu-ray Drive & DVDRW, 3D Playback Combo Drive
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:17 PM

1 7970 is more then enough for the task at hand and you could cut back on the power supply by going for a 600W which is plenty. 


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:02 PM

Whoa. Awesome! Thank you.






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