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post #61 of 415
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Originally Posted by Antsu View Post
Suggestions of mine:
Processor: i7 950 / i7 2600K
Mobo: Something cheap unless you plan on overclocking
RAM: 4x2 GB DDR3 1600Mhz if you go with 2600K and 3x2GB 1600Mhz if you go with i7 950
Graphics card: HD 6870 or something.
lol sounds like my build... and I agree its pretty B.A.
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Just don't go with water-cooling. If your tech level isn't high enough to install it you probably won't be able to maintain/repair it when it breaks.

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He has windows OS Installed, I don't want to change it for him. I think he has alot of programs he bought that only for WINDOWS. Like Cinema 4d, or whatever, and Vegas Sony. and After Adobe, effects. Or some type of programs like these he uses alot I've seen in the past weeks.

-John
post #64 of 415
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why not get him a mac pro? looks like he use his system mainly for design
That's prejudice. And 10 years ago I would have agreed with you, but today PC's are just as stable and reliable for a production environment. It's about how they're configured. Also, with mac's lack of personal customization, I say boo. Have you ever tried to open up a newer imac? I'd rather dig out my eyes with a spork than do that again.
post #65 of 415
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Wow did not know those Processor's are 1,000.
This is not good

-John
yea well you said he doesnt even game so you dont want to buy some 500$ video card you need a 1000$ video card if its a workstation :/
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yea well you said he doesnt even game so you dont want to buy some 500$ video card you need a 1000$ video card if its a workstation :/
Why would you need a $1000 video card? The quadros have their place, but I'm not sure it's what this guy needs.
post #67 of 415
If I may throw my .02 in here...

If I had a $4000 budget for building a 3D monster machine I would certainly start with the EVGA SR-2 motherboard and dual Xeon quad cores. That will run you $2600 just for the processors and motherboard.

Having said that, I do *alot* of 3D rendering & modeling. The new Intel 2600K processor (when overclocked to 4.8-5.0) can compete right up there with the SR-2 setups. For example, take a quick look at the graph on this page: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ep,2692-6.html

You'll notice that the top two setups run this extensive rendering benchmark in 399 and 443 seconds respectively. My current setup (I7-2600K) can run that *exact* benchmark in 450 seconds.

When you consider that the top two setups use TWO processors that cost $1700 EACH, and my computers total cost was less than one of the processors and can come within 7 seconds... well you get the idea.

You should budget $1400 for a really nice 30" monitor that can do 2560x1600 (Dell U3011 comes to mind).

Now, the problem is timing. The Sandy Bridge boards are mostly unavailable right now. April will be a better time. Some will say wait for Ivy Bridge, which isn't wrong either. I suspect there will be another leap in performance when that platform hits the pipeline.

To sum up, got with a P67 motherboard and an I7-2600K if you can find one. For 3D work, the performance is simply stunning and ranks right up there with the workstation class systems at a fraction of the cost.
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post #68 of 415
EVGA SR-2
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etc.
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post #69 of 415
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Why would you need a $1000 video card? The quadros have their place, but I'm not sure it's what this guy needs.
+1, Quadros and FireGLs are really overpriced.

All of the newer gaming cards have excellent OpenGL performance (which is what matters in 3D modeling and layout).

I have a GTS250 that works great in lightwave, zbrush and poser.
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Oh.... he was on MSN couple minutes ago and I asked him and he sent me links, is it okay to post them here, so you can see what he wants? and Rate it and try to find a better one because I want to surprise him.
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