FINAL CHECK $3600 CAD+3D MODELING BUILD

dantalion

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Hello Everyone,
I have been searching, and reading and looking all over the internet to find an answer to several questions I've got about this build, but I haven't been able to get an accurate answer. My first doubt is about my cpu, is intel i7 3930k good enough for rendering or would it be better to get a dual cpu motherboard and 2 xeon E5-2600 series (maybe less ghz, about 2.5, but dual...) and is Corsair's H100 a good choice for cooling my CPU or is it overkilling it? (Would H60 do the trick?) Secondly, about the GPU... Im going to be using a lot of 3ds Max, VRay, iray, MentalRay, Lumion, TwinMotion, Adobe Suite, etc... no videogames. Now, I know Quadros are perfect for 3ds Max and ADOBE, but as far as Lumion goes I think it might not be the best choice. I was thinking about geting instead of it a GeForce gtx580, should I do that? And last but not least, are my PSU and both monitors good choices or is there anything wrong I should know about them?

Thanks to everyone in advance!

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Approximate Purchase Date: Less than a week.

Budget Range: $3,600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: BIM/3D modeling (3ds Max/Revit), Rendering (Vray/MentalRay/Lumion), CAD (AutoCAD), Image Editing(PS), Audio Editing, Video Editing (multimedia).

Parts Not Required: Keyboard and Mouse (I'm open to any suggestions though)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: México

Parts Preferences: Your choice.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (suggestions?)

Additional Comments: I just want to build a powerful workstation capable of satisfying my 3d modeling and rendering needs.


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This is my build so far:


CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K

CPU Cooler: CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler & Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

MoBo: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-19200CL10Q-32GBZHD

Graphic Card: PNY VCQ4000-PB Quadro 4000 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Workstation Video Card

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SSD: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature SATA IHBS112-04 - OEM

PSU: KINGWIN Lazer LZ-1000 1000W Modular 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC W/ 3-Way LED Switch and Universal Modular Connector ...

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Monitor: ASUS VG Series VG23AH Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen 3D LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 80,000,000:1, IPS Panel, Height & Swivel ...
Monitor2: Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black 24" 8ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD IPS Panel Monitor

Input: 3Dconnexion 3DX-700028 Silver/Black 2 Buttons USB Optical SpaceNavigator SE

Os: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit - OEM
 

g-unit1111

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I definitely agree with this - the D14 will be a safer choice than the H100 will, but you'll need the version made for LGA 2011 CPUs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608024

Also the higher RAM speeds will be a waste - your motherboard will run by default the lowest speeds and timings that it can handle - you don't want to go over 1600 or risk having bad things happen to your system.

I also think I'd switch the PSU - this would be a far better bet: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028
 

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Thanks nna2, I just changed H100 for Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 140mm and 120mm SSO CPU Cooler on my list. I know xeons would be faster... I wish I had that kind of money....
 

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http://www.hardocp.com/article/2009/11/04/kingwin_lz1000_1000w_power_supply_review/9
these guys say its a good PSU, and its a bit cheaper
 

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Thank you g-unit1111, you've been really helpful, I had no idea about the RAM speeds issue. I'm looking at this G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q2-32GBZL, would it be a better choice?
I already changed the PSU.
 

g-unit1111

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Yes that will work - you'll want to make sure the voltage matches your motherboard's specifications.
 

dantalion

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Thanks nna2 and g-unit1111, I really appreciate your help.
So, this is my build so far:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 140mm and 120mm SSO CPU Cooler & Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

MoBo: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q2-32GBZL

Graphic Card: PNY VCQ4000-PB Quadro 4000 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Workstation Video Card

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SSD: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature SATA IHBS112-04 - OEM

PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Monitor: ASUS VG Series VG23AH Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen 3D LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 80,000,000:1, IPS Panel, Height & Swivel ...
Monitor2: Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black 24" 8ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD IPS Panel Monitor

Input: 3Dconnexion 3DX-700028 Silver/Black 2 Buttons USB Optical SpaceNavigator SE

Os: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit - OEM



Are both monitors good choices? I've read wonders about Dell UltraSharp but Im not sure about ASUS.


Once again, thanks for your help :)
 

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ASUS makes good monitors
 

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