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2600k build for Skyrim at ultra settings and 3ds max

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Approximate Purchase Date: Within the month (Nov 2011)

Budget Range: 1,000-1,500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games (specifically Skyrim at ultra settings), 3ds max modeling and rendering

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, sound card, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type : intel 2600k, I prefer nvidia for video cards, a small SSD for the OS

Overclocking: Heck Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050


I was wondering if this combo on newegg is any good:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.759551

Any suggestions please? Thanks!
post #2 of 9
a 2500k was better value for gaming. also try bumping up to a 1080p screen. their generally $200 for a 24".

u would need a good graphics card. like a 570 or something
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post #3 of 9
You could save some by just getting individual components.

I wouldn't bother spending the extra $100 on the SSD unless you have to have it.

You could save some on the Mobo Ram etc. At that res a 560Ti should be plenty.
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post #4 of 9
is there a microcenter near your? check if there is. that place will save u hundreds on the CPU and Motherboard.

check if theres a frys too. they have really good prices on ram. 1000 would be a good budget. 1500 is getting into the wasting money area unless its for better main components.
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skyrim at that resolution will be easy as pie to run. you could probably pick out any modern card and max it with no problems. not sure about 3d rending though..
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post #6 of 9
if you got yourself max 2012 then you really have no other choice then nvidia camp since all the gpgpu optimizations rely on cuda and cuda only. (autodesk is whipped by nvidia like that)

2012 is a turd tho, best stick to max 9!
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skyrim is ment to be dx9
I should game.
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I should game.
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post #8 of 9
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@coolwaters: I was looking at a 2600k because I heard the multithreading would make it better for 3ds max over the 2500k. If it wasn't for that I would have just got the 2500k. I will look into the 1080p monitor though. Right now I have this 1680 x 1050:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824252008
Also I'm not near any big cities for those stores you mentioned. Newegg is usually pretty good though right? I looked at the microcenter website and I'm in one of the states they would charge sales tax on.

@hazarada I like 3ds max 2012's quicksilver renderer that runs off of the video card.

Thank you all for your replies.
post #9 of 9
sure HT can produce up to 10% renders in max but due to the way it works it completely locks up your computer during that, personally i find it not worth it since i like to browse and whatnot while rendering so i got it off at all times.

also i think you got your render engines mixed up. quicksilver is not in max 2012 and was trash as a renderer, that was because autodesk used it as testing ground for their nitrous viewport engine which while looks very nice is also trash because its unbearably slow and buggy. iray is the cuda renderer that ships with max 2012 but aside from the first 10 minutes it quickly loses its charm since it only supports the most basic lighting and materials and is heavily limited by gpu memory constraints.. basically its a useless toy for now. More importantly reactor got thrown out in 2012 and is "replaced" by massfx which is accelerated by physx, while it is faster its also severely limited and doesnt nearly fill the gap left by reactor. If you havent gotten the point yet - max 2012 is trash, dont go near it.
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