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Hey guys,

I think it is about time for another build and was looking for suggestions.

Use: Renderer/CAD, bunkspeed, rhino, 3ds, autodesk applications, adobe suite, solid works, and other similar programs.

Budget: Sub $550 preferred, $600 max.

Other: matx/itx board, would prefer workstation graphics card since I have never used one in a build, but not required.

The goal is the most bang for my buck. Obviously the budget is the limitation and severely reduces the performance of these applications. The point is to have a small, portable machine for this type of work while having a primary high dollar station.

Any thoughts or ideas are appreciated!
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post #2 of 6
You are just looking at a render "only" box?

The hardest part will be case and PSU. Im just now getting familiar with myself.

Might want to look at this one: Just add some exhaust fans:
http://www.logicsupply.com/products/c292

Intel i3 low-watt quadcore:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116507

Intel H77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121597

2x16GB, should be enough, depending:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226337
Edited by knightsilver - 11/19/12 at 11:17am
post #3 of 6
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Rendering mainly, occasional web browsing I suppose no heavy gaming or anything.
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post #4 of 6
Id ask around, about the case/psu, I linked:
http://www.logicsupply.com/products/c292

Its going to come down to wattage and if ya rally want a GPU, PNY dose have a Quadro 2000(Fermi) that dosent need ext power, but ya still need the extra PSU wattage for it.

Id personally go with a straight Render_Box, and siad SFF case/psu I linked or something similar.....

KS
post #5 of 6
what kind of workload are you putting on the box? something that can be done in a few hours? or something that takes weeks to render and require ECC RAM etc... most graphics workstations use ECC RAM and professional graphics card because they need extreme accuracy and cant afford to re-render if something goes wrong...
post #6 of 6
Ooh, that's gonna be tough. With that as your budget I'd put most of the money into the GPU. Like so...

Quadro 2000D - $379 (Amazon, after rebate... rebate expires 11/30 so think fast! biggrin.gif)
ASRock H77 - $45 (Microcenter, combo deal w/CPU)
Pentium G2120 - $80 (Microcenter)
SG05-450BB case+PSU - $120 (Amazon)
2x4GB Samsung Ram - $36 (Amazon/NewEgg)

Total: $660

That's a bit over budget but the only way to get you into a decent workstation card, which IMO is a necessity if you'll be rendering a lot.

There's also a chance Fermi workstation cards will drop more in price soon as they roll out new tech, which would get you closer to your $$ target.
 
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