Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › $2500 Gaming / Maya / Art Rig - HELP NEEDED!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

$2500 Gaming / Maya / Art Rig - HELP NEEDED! - Page 2

post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
Ok looks like I need to re-assess my PSU. I'd like gold or platinum certified.
post #12 of 17
Check out the link I just provided on the first page. Some of the best psu companies are Corsiar, Seasonic, and Antec.
PC
(7 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K Asrock p67 extreme4 gen3 Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Corsair 8 GB  
Hard DriveCoolingCase
M4 128 GB 212+ evo  Corsair 600T SE 
  hide details  
Reply
PC
(7 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K Asrock p67 extreme4 gen3 Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Corsair 8 GB  
Hard DriveCoolingCase
M4 128 GB 212+ evo  Corsair 600T SE 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 17
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($454.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Gun Metal) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell U2711 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($831.22 @ Amazon)
Total: $2627.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
An I7 3770K is faster than a 3820. So I chose the 1155 platform instead.
You also do not need 1050 watts for a single GPU setup.
I also put in a beast of a CPU cooler so you can cool that Ivy bridge cpu. smile.gif
Current Rig
(14 items)
 
2nd Rig
(10 items)
 
HTPC
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 960t ASUS M5A97 GTX 760 Kingston Hyper X 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 500GB Kingston SSD Asus Drive Hyper 212 + 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit  Acer 21.5 in. 1600x900 AOC 22in 1080p Seasonic 650W 
CaseAudio
Cooler Master Haf 912 Asus Xonar DG 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I3 2120 MSI Z77MA-G45 HD 6870 Kingston HyperX 8GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung 1tb Windows 7 Ultimate  32In 1080p TV Rosewill Green 530W 
CaseMouse
Antec One Logitech 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
ASRock E-350 AMD Radeon HD 6310 Crucial 2Gb Seagate 320GB laptop drive 
OSPowerCase
Windows 8 250 Watt APEX MI-008 
  hide details  
Reply
Current Rig
(14 items)
 
2nd Rig
(10 items)
 
HTPC
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 960t ASUS M5A97 GTX 760 Kingston Hyper X 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 500GB Kingston SSD Asus Drive Hyper 212 + 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit  Acer 21.5 in. 1600x900 AOC 22in 1080p Seasonic 650W 
CaseAudio
Cooler Master Haf 912 Asus Xonar DG 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I3 2120 MSI Z77MA-G45 HD 6870 Kingston HyperX 8GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung 1tb Windows 7 Ultimate  32In 1080p TV Rosewill Green 530W 
CaseMouse
Antec One Logitech 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
ASRock E-350 AMD Radeon HD 6310 Crucial 2Gb Seagate 320GB laptop drive 
OSPowerCase
Windows 8 250 Watt APEX MI-008 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 17
Yeah you'd probably be fine with an 850w PSU. I have the Corsair AX850 and looove it! Quiet and way more powerful than I need.

I saw you mention hyperthreading as a reason to go x79. All 1155 i7 chips have hyperthreading as well, so you could also go for that platform for a wider choice of chips and motherboards. At least research z77 boards if you haven't already. Also, if you're near a Micro Center they have smokin deals lately on a lot of Intel chips (and usually will give you a $40-50 discount if you buy a mobo and cpu at the same time thumb.gif).

I'm with you 1,000% on the Dell monitor. You get what you pay for, and if you're building a work machine the extra money buys you color accuracy (impossible to replicate on lower-end screens) and a longer warranty. I just bought a U2410 as a compromise (didn't want to shell out for a 2711 or 3011) and its perfect for my needs (mix of gaming & graphic design w/some lite 3D).

Last thing... do as much research as you can on video cards for Maya. I think its better than it used to be, but Maya used to be super finnicky about video cards, and specifically video card drivers. Also, most gaming GPUs are devoid of the drivers to accelerate rendering. That may not be an issue for what you do, but make sure what you're buying is right before shelling out the cash. On the Autodesk site it simply says the hardware requirements for graphics cards are "Certified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card", but if you dig around on the site you might find something more useful.
 
Compact Splash
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3220 Intel DQ77KB Integrated. What. Corsair 1x8GB Laptop Memory 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Plextor 128GB mSata SSD Ubuntu Delta PA-5M10 None. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-3770k @ 4.7GHz ASRock Z77E MITX EVGA GTX 570 HD 2.5GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 128GB SSD XSPC EX120 + EX240 XSPC Raystorm Copper EK FC570 GTX SE (rev. 1.1) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech MCP35X pump 3x GT AP-15 fans Tecnofront nano res one million bitspower fittings 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Dell U2410 Silverstone ST45SF-G Scratch built 14.75L prototype 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i7-3770k @ 4.8GHz [DELIDDED] ASRock Z77E Samsung Low Voltage 2x4GB Crucial M4 128GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD 80GB 5400RPM Corsair H100i ubuntu 13.10 18" Dell Ultrasharp (4:3 Free Oldskool Edition) 
PowerCase
Silverstone ST45SF Compact Splash Prototype 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Compact Splash
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3220 Intel DQ77KB Integrated. What. Corsair 1x8GB Laptop Memory 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Plextor 128GB mSata SSD Ubuntu Delta PA-5M10 None. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-3770k @ 4.7GHz ASRock Z77E MITX EVGA GTX 570 HD 2.5GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 128GB SSD XSPC EX120 + EX240 XSPC Raystorm Copper EK FC570 GTX SE (rev. 1.1) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech MCP35X pump 3x GT AP-15 fans Tecnofront nano res one million bitspower fittings 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Dell U2410 Silverstone ST45SF-G Scratch built 14.75L prototype 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i7-3770k @ 4.8GHz [DELIDDED] ASRock Z77E Samsung Low Voltage 2x4GB Crucial M4 128GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD 80GB 5400RPM Corsair H100i ubuntu 13.10 18" Dell Ultrasharp (4:3 Free Oldskool Edition) 
PowerCase
Silverstone ST45SF Compact Splash Prototype 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 17
Yeah I agree with She Loved E on the dell color accuracy and also on the build quality. The dell monitor is definitely one of the best monitors for professional work.
PC
(7 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K Asrock p67 extreme4 gen3 Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Corsair 8 GB  
Hard DriveCoolingCase
M4 128 GB 212+ evo  Corsair 600T SE 
  hide details  
Reply
PC
(7 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K Asrock p67 extreme4 gen3 Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Corsair 8 GB  
Hard DriveCoolingCase
M4 128 GB 212+ evo  Corsair 600T SE 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 17
get this gpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127652

for now if you plan to crossfire later

for one it's much cheaper, and you want a reference style cooler if you are going to crossfire, otherwise the top card tends to get too warm
Poison
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3820 @ 4.7 Sabertooth x79 Powercolor 6870x2 G Skill 2133 8gb 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial m4 Noctua DH14 win7 64 ultimate HP 2511x 
KeyboardPowerMouseMouse Pad
microsoft Sidewinder Enermax Modu 87+ 900 Asus GX800 none 
Audio
Yamaha RX-V955, B&W bookshelves and Infinity PS-8 
  hide details  
Reply
Poison
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3820 @ 4.7 Sabertooth x79 Powercolor 6870x2 G Skill 2133 8gb 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial m4 Noctua DH14 win7 64 ultimate HP 2511x 
KeyboardPowerMouseMouse Pad
microsoft Sidewinder Enermax Modu 87+ 900 Asus GX800 none 
Audio
Yamaha RX-V955, B&W bookshelves and Infinity PS-8 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 17
If you're serious about the performance in maya....

Maya and most games benefit very little from even a 6 core on LGA2011 over a 4 core i7/E3 on 1155, and do not benefit from the LGA2011 platform with a 4 core chip over an 1155 configuration (with i7/E3) at all.
The HD7970 is not maya certified nor optimized, in fact, it is throttled to the performance of an HD7750 in maya. Poor choice.

The W5000 or W7000 is what you want. The W7000 will perform in gaming on par with an HD7870.

My suggestion is, scale back to a basic B75 motherboard (under $100), install a quad core hyperthreaded E3 Xeon for around $220, and a W7000 (under $800). The result is that you will take a 20-30% cut in gaming performance at that resolution (with all games still very playable at very impressive settings), but you will gain 200-300% performance in maya. That, IMO, is a very good trade to make.

If you can get an i7-3770 for less than the E3-1230V2 at microcenter, that is an equally good choice for the build. I would not personally suggest overclocking a workstation rig so that is why I am suggesting non-K chips and a B75 board. If you do want to overclock, then obviously pick out a Z77 board instead, but $300 is far more budget than is necessary for a proper overclocking 1155 socket board. $150 is a great upper end limit for where the value comes to a screeching halt.

Best of luck with the build,
Eric
Edited by mdocod - 11/20/12 at 5:58pm
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS224V-PN Logitec K360 FSP 400W Aurum S 80+ gold Prodigy 
Mouse
logitec M235 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS224V-PN Logitec K360 FSP 400W Aurum S 80+ gold Prodigy 
Mouse
logitec M235 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › $2500 Gaming / Maya / Art Rig - HELP NEEDED!