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Hey guys,

I'm getting ready to build a computer specifically for 3D modeling and rendering, and maybe a bit of gaming. I've been researching parts like crazy trying to find a good budget build that will also cruise through some rendering. I plan on over clocking the fx 8120 processor to at least 4.0ghz eventually. I'm a bit of a noob to parts so i just wanted some input on my rig, incase there's some compatibility issues I may have overlooked. I'm not trying to spend a ton more than what I have it at, maybe $750 max. Please let me know if you see anything that looks shady! Thanks guys!

Here's my parts:
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post #2 of 17
Thats gonna be an awesome rig but u might wanna get an SSD though...
post #3 of 17
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I think I will eventually get one just as a boot drive and for applications. But since this is my first build I want to make sure I can even get the thing running before I get super crazy with it, Thats why I'm gonna wait a while to overclock it.
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If you're rendering only, no need for a 560. Most modeling programs render on the CPU. Save some cash from the GPU -> Get more RAM (i've maxed out my 12gb rig a few times).
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Do NOT get a raidmax PSU.
    
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Originally Posted by doomlord52 View Post

If you're rendering only, no need for a 560. Most modeling programs render on the CPU. Save some cash from the GPU -> Get more RAM (i've maxed out my 12gb rig a few times).

Really? How big are the scenes you're rendering?
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Do NOT get a raidmax PSU.

Any particular reason? It got pretty good reviews on newegg
post #8 of 17
Even if it is your first build I would still recommend a SSD. They are really no more complicated than a traditional HDD. I've built systems with and without them and if I were given a choice between the two just for the sake of building. I would choose SSD over HDD. No moving parts, and building the rig is so much faster. Your load times will be super fast when youre installing programs.
When I do my 3d rendering it will eat up all eight cores on the bullydozer. Oc the sucker to 4.ghz+ and it'll do ya some good.

Don't you want faster RAM than that?
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Any particular reason? It got pretty good reviews on newegg

Just go Corsair tongue.gif, btw what software are you planning to use, and what type of things will you be rendering, then we can help you some more thumb.gif
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post #10 of 17
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I use Maya mostly, but I also use Modo and zbrush. I planned on overclocking the ram as well
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