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Old 07-19-2013, 02:38 PM   #1
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Help/suggestions for first system build

Hi, I am looking to build a system for general 3d work. I'll be using maya, zbrush, 3ds max, lightwave, photoshop etc etc. Modelling/sculpting is my main focus. budget is 2000 maximum. This is what i have in mind, thoughts/suggestions?

Case - Fractal Design Define R4, Arctic White, USB3, Built in Acoustic Soundproofing
Mobo - Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3, Intel Z87 Chipset
CPU - Intel Core i7 4770K, Haswell, 3.5GHz (Overclocked to 4.2 GHz), 8MB Cache
CPU Cooler - Corsair H80i Hydro Series
Memory - 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Pro Silver, 2133MHz
or 16GB Total (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LP, 1600MHz
GPU - 3GB XFX Radeon HD 7970, 925MHz GPU, 2048 Cores, 5500MHz GDDR5
PSU - 650W Corsair Enthusiast Series, Modular, 80PLUS Bronze
SSD - 128GB Samsung 840 Pro, Read 530MB/s, Write 390MB/s
HDD - 2TB Seagate Barracuda, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache

EDIT: forgot to include cost for this system - 1,234.75

Last edited by rubieken : 07-19-2013 at 02:41 PM. Reason: Forgot to include cost.
Old 07-22-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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does anyone have any input?

it would be much appreciated as i plan on purchasing this quite soon
Old 07-22-2013, 02:21 PM   #3
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There's some feedback on a very similar build a few threads down, should apply for you too.
Old 07-22-2013, 10:14 PM   #4
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Thank you mattmos. I have very little time to myself to properly research this (doing so at work for the time being) The knowledge i have and that i am applying to this build i got mostly from reading through these forums as well as a few others. I must have skipped by the thread you linked me to in my haste to find some reference. That thread did help me though
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