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if they said you could get away with a gaming gpu, id look at the sub $600 price range...

 

I think I agree & would go even further to say you should start with a used or refurb GPU to keep it under $200. GTX 560ti/superclocked or GTX 570.

 

Reason being is that...

 

  1. I assume your friend is just starting out and wants to minimize her initial investment.
  2. Worst case, she'll need more power, and by only spending $200 initially, she can upgrade to a workstation card later if/when needed.
  3. After 4-5 yrs she'll graduate and need to upgrade again, at which point she can upgrade to a rig that'll match what she plans to use in her career (which may not include heavy 3D)

 

For your budget you can build something killer. Your mobo/CPU/psu/hdd/ssd choices are great. I would personally go MATX so that you can use a smaller case like a TJ08-E for portability. My ideal build for your scenario would be

 

 

The monitor is why its over budget, but I would def. spend more for a high-gamut monitor. If your top-end is $2500-3000 firm, swap it for a U2410 or U2711 to save $3-800. Or just wait for a sale or coupon.

 

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I would probably go for 32GB ram , just to cover from future upgrades @stable speed 1886mhz or something. As for the gpu k would consider buying a nvidia quadro or ati firepro (these cards are not for gaming, they are for multiple screens and programs like you mentioned above) . IMO nvidia would handle better those apps because of the cuda cores.
As for cpu an amd 8350 (physical 8 cores)
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I cant go AMD even though it some of these it scores well as the art institution of seattle told them AMD is garbage for all of this work so not to even look so I will not change there minds on this. Now I will say this girl is vary good already has some stuff that saga has has already seen and may use as she is a huge sonic fan. I like your build SHE LOVED E I just think i need more graphics power to start but we will see the budget they have as she got a free ride in school as she is really good and is getting some money back or from the school to help so I'm just waiting to see what I have to work with for sure budget wise.
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You WILL need a quadro 4000 or better, also I'd highly recommend a high end I7 or even an opteron or xeon if you can manage it. Also, DO NOT even think of overclocking the CPU, however rock solid cooling should be employed for long render times. If she uses Autodesk 360 or Vault make sure the internet and network connection is good. Also fast ram can be better than high density ram. 32gbs should be sufficient, not 64. I'd recommend 2000mhz or higher. Also make sure a good quality monitor is employed, image quality counts in this business.

Any questions let me know.
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I like your build SHE LOVED E I just think i need more graphics power to start but we will see the budget they have as she got a free ride in school as she is really good and is getting some money back or from the school to help so I'm just waiting to see what I have to work with for sure budget wise.

 

For sure you could swap in a WS card if she's already rockin it. She'll absolutely get better performance from Quadro drivers, esp. with the 3D programs. Swap in a K4000 @ $800, drop the monitor down to a 24" (to start) and you're right @ $3k total.

 
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For sure you could swap in a WS card if she's already rockin it. She'll absolutely get better performance from Quadro drivers, esp. with the 3D programs. Swap in a K4000 @ $800, drop the monitor down to a 24" (to start) and you're right @ $3k total.

I built two of these for 2 grand. Idk where that extra thousand dollars is going... A screen should be 500 at MOST for an entry level designer, you don't NEED an IPS, you should get a good resolution for as little as you can.

Also Autodesk Inventor 2014 Design Suite uses under 16gb ram easily and do we know if this person multitasks or focuses 1 program at a time?
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There's more to a screen than resolution. Color range and accuracy are just as important.

 
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There's more to a screen than resolution. Color range and accuracy are just as important.

While this is true, on a budget having the power to do the work is more important than it looking pretty. Also resolution and accuracy kinda go hand in hand.
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I will fined out if she does run more then one program at a time as soon as I talk to her again about it one of my questions also. I may get the k4000 and start with 32GB of ram just so I feel like she has enough ram and if she needs more she can save up and buy it a month or two down the road.
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re IPS / resolution

it depends what you are doing. again im not really an expert, but IPS displays can provide much truer color tones and better represent colors to you, or any audience. this can be especially important when you are responsible for deciding the colors of stuff you are designing. if you don't need incredibly accurate color representation, its a really expensive version of a regular monitor, no need for it whatsoever. if you need or really want it, money well spent, your image will be epicly crisp and bright. IPS generally suffer from worse ghosting than traditional LCDs due to higher response times.

resolution is also very important for everyone, as mentioned the resolution can translate directly into accuracy. its also very important to have as large a view as possible sometimes, but remain at a given zoom level. more resolution can mean more work area, or better view, if this is the case.

im sure you can find out whether a higher resolution or IPS monitor is a good investment for your friend.
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