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I'm building my first gaming / 3d animation computer for school. I need you guys help deciding on the best video card and new ivybridge cpu coming out....ie. i5, i7 so on so forth. Right now my current supplies are as follows(sorry for no links but I'm on my cell phone)

Case : Haf 932 full tower blue edition
Motherboard: Asus z77 Sabretooth
Ssd: Crucial M4 128GB
Heatsink : COOLERMASTER Hyper 212 EVO
Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 850W
Ram: GSKILLS Ripjaws Series. 32GB
I also have my dvd/CD drive

I need to know if this is a good set of parts so far and what I should pick as a CPU in the new IVYBRIDGE line.....I'm going to be buying a Nvidia 680 gtx as soon as I can find one.
I also wouldn't mind a pointer as to a good HDD that's reliable and fast. Thank you guys.
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Video card for 3D production you should look for FirePro or Quadro... not Geforce... which is meant for gaming.

 
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Well right now I'm just learning 3ds max and what not but will still be doing a lot of gaming, is there a card that can do both high performance?
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Well right now I'm just learning 3ds max and what not but will still be doing a lot of gaming, is there a card that can do both high performance?

 

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Video card for 3D production you should look for FirePro or Quadro... not Geforce... which is meant for gaming.

I would just get the Nvidia Gtx 680 for Graphics, its good for gaming and other activities. The Firepro/Quadro Cards are VERY pricey, especially Quadro series, and a Quadro 6000 is similar to 680 performance for almost 1000 dollars less.....
I'm not sure which processor to recommend, I'm not familiar with Intel.
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I would just get the Nvidia Gtx 680 for Graphics, its good for gaming and other activities. The Firepro/Quadro Cards are VERY pricey, especially Quadro series, and a Quadro 6000 is similar to 680 performance for almost 1000 dollars less.....
I'm not sure which processor to recommend, I'm not familiar with Intel.

Workstation cards will be significantly better for applications, they have better drivers for them. obviously a GTX 680 will be better for gaming... but for 3d rendering, a Quadro will be better.

Its all about the drivers

http://cadworkstationguide.com/Workstation-Graphics-Cards-Vs-Gaming-Graphics-Cards.html
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