Well, it’s time for me to actually build a new machine for myself and I would appreciate some insight as I’ve been out of the available hardware/tech channels for a while.
I'll primarily be using almost all of the Autodesk Suites with emphasis on Revit and 3DS Max. I'll be getting into rendering with Maxwell, VRay, and some GPU-focused renders in the future too. [b]My thoughts thus far:[/b]
[li]Socket 2011 (is there a new processor, post ivy bridge, that is coming out soon? If so, I may wait, if the wait is worth it)[/li][li]mobo that supports 3+ GPU’s (At least 2 but most already do)[/li][li]at least 32 gigs of ram[/li][li]PSU to provide quality power (1000+ Watts) [/li]
[li]HD’s: small SSD to use SRT tech from 2011 chipset and 2 - 7.2k, 1tb drives in RAID 0 for working files backed up to another 2+tb storage drive.[/li][li]GFX - GTX 660ti or better (like the 660ti - 3gb) [/li]
[li]case - rosewill thor[/li][li]CPU cooling - H100 water cooling kit[/li][/ul]I need input on the cpu/motherboard combo. I will be overclocking but would like to keep the total price to under $2k.
Thoughts? Thanks for your time guys!