Hi guys. I’m no computer tech . More of a computer short circuit expert.
So I need the help of those in the know here. I need comments and suggestions with regards to a build I’m planning to purchase… here’s the basics…
Casing : Cooler Master HAF-X ( It’s for gaming but I like the look and the included fans. )
CPU : Intel i7-3930K Six-Core
Mobo : ASUS Sabertooth X79 Intel X79
GPU : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card
Cooling : Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System
MEM : 16GB (4GBx4) Corsair DDR3/1600MHz (for a start… upgrade later if desired)
HD : 120GB x1 SSD Corsair Force GT Series SATA-III (for OS)
DataDrive : 2TB x2 Western Digital Caviar Black SATA-III (for files and scratch disk)
PSU : 1000w Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 80 Plus Power Supply
OS :Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional (64-bit Edition)
Apps used : Photoshop , Corel Draw , Poser , Daz Studio , Hexagon and video/audio editing software . Bryce , C4d and 3dmax might be installed as well for learning purposes.
I’m unsure of the Mobo and GPU. Are they good choices?
Is Sabertooth a good choice? Its an 8-slot . Would a 4 -slot be better? What is a good alternative.
Will GTX 680 suffice or NVIDIA Quadro series be better?
In case of budget constraints, I may go for 3770K or a 3820. Which is better? Will the other components match with the lower grade CPU?
I’m not into gaming. I do graphic design , with 3d rendering and modeling as a hobby and will take up video/sound editing soon.
Any help on this is much appreciated coz it’s driving me batty…. lol