Originally Posted by dredeziel1
Originally Posted by Jimhans1
Greetings kind sir, and welcome to the OCN forums. Please, feel free to ask any all and PC related questions you might have, and we will all gladly try to help out.
And again, Welcome!
Thank you for the warm welcome. I'll hopefully be posting some specs up in the near future, no doubt with plenty of questions. I've been soaking up a lot of Linus's tech guides and so on for building...and looking over other folks system builds who have similar (ish) needs as mine.
I rarely play games on my PC or laptop, certainly nothing that would strain a system more powerful than a modern egg-timer. I use 3D animation, 2D animation, digital sculpting and post production software constantly so a reliable/stable system is more important to me than a super-overclocked one. A Xeon-based rig is simply out of my price range, and I've been through the grinder regarding Quadro/Geforce cards - I use a K5000 at work and I really cannot justify the outlay for it. From all I've read, I understand that SLI is of little use for most aspects of the software I'll be using so a single-card solution is what I'm aiming for. For the non-viewport 3D stuff (AE, rendering etc.) big memory is a must (more so than super fast memory) and as many cores/threads as I can afford (most likely 6-core IB-E).
So there's a little overview regarding the rig's intended purpose/aspirations. I appreciate this is a case-specific thread so I won't be doing any more topic hijacking. This will be a Spring project and I can't wait to get started!
Thanks again for the welcome!