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  08 August 2012
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Hi guys I'm new here and I was hoping to see if any one could give me some help. I'm studying for 3d and graphic design and I need to build a pc, mind you I really don't know much about building one. I researched some of the parts but to be honest I'm not sure if they are compatible and will do the job I need. I'm going to be running Maya, ZBrush, Mudbox, Photoshop, Illustrator and 3ds Max on this new computer. So I'm assuming that it will be a bit powerful, but like I said I'm not sure if this is good or not, I know very little about building one and want to make sure it's correct, the items I chose, so as not to waste money. Any help you can give me is very much appreciated.
Here's the list:

CPU: Intel Core i5-680 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor *($316.70 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Antec KUHLER H2O 920 110.0 CFM *Liquid CPU Cooler *($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P7P55D ATX *LGA1156 Motherboard *($163.37 @ Mac Connection)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory *($94.65 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive *($142.27 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB Video Card *($249.99 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: HT Omega Claro Halo 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card *($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case *($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply *($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer *($54.99 @ Newegg)

Thanks very much.
 
  08 August 2012
Originally Posted by JDHusslar: CPU: Intel Core i5-680 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor *($316.70 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Antec KUHLER H2O 920 110.0 CFM *Liquid CPU Cooler *($99.98 @ Outlet PC)


Get a quad core processor and ditch the water cooling. Also there's a newer generation of processors and motherboards that have come out recently.

Originally Posted by JDHusslar: Sound Card: HT Omega Claro Halo 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card *($199.99 @ Newegg)


Huge waste of money. Audio that comes on motherboards these days is sufficient for all but dedicated audio workstations.

Originally Posted by JDHusslar: Power Supply: Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply *($159.99 @ NCIX US)


You don't need that many watts, a 600W would be plenty. Though having more than you need won't hurt anything it just needlessly drives up the build cost. Good luck with the new system.
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  08 August 2012
i actually like this particular enclosed cooling system... the usb interface looks nice.

i found a review of its' performance here for you to check out:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/arti...r-Review/1314/8
 
  08 August 2012
Everything Olson said, spending $200 on a soundcard when youre cheaping out with a dual core cpu is nuts unless youre making a high end audio editing machine, but even then, putting a dual core machine and spending $100 on cooling is silly.
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  08 August 2012
thanks

thanks, very much for the information guys, i really appreciate it, and yeah i agree with you I won't be spending $200 just for sound. I'm assuming that the mother board has a decent setup to listen to music. The cooling system kinda piqued my curiosity to see how it worked but i guess ill have to be very careful with it since i don't really know much about it.
And thanks again guys I appreciate the input.
 
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