I’m in the process of building a computer for 3D rendering/modelling and video editing. I mainly use Blender for 3D work and have been experimenting a bit with water simulation etc that puts a heavy strain on the rendering power of my 2010 macbook pro. I’ve also just started experimenting a bit with Vue and Zbrush. I also use Photoshop and After Effects which is particularly RAM hungry it seems…
So basically I want to build a computer that is good for both modelling, but still with main emphasize on GPU rendering (therefore I want to put money in a GeForce card instead of a Quadro one…)
I’ve come up with this build that I hope is the right one for me:
CASE: Cooler Master Cosmos 2
MB: Asus P9x79 (standard version)
CPU: Intel i7 3930K 3,2 GHz 6-core
CPU COOLER: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO
RAM: 64GB (8x8GB) Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600MHz
HDD: Corsair 240GB SSD (will add more drives when I can afford it…)
GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB PhysX CUDA
PSU: CoolerMaster Silent Pro Hybrid 80 Plus Gold 1050W
OPTICAL: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-ray writer
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (OEM)
So far I’ve bought the CoolerMaster Cosmos 2 tower (it’s huge!! :eek:) and a Corsair 240GB SSD.
So what do you guys think of this build? Does it make any sense? Is there anything I’ve forgotten to think of?
One of my main worries is that the GeForce card will not be that well suited for modelling (versus “professional” cards).
Also, one thing in particular that worries me is wether I will need dedicated RAM cooler fans because of all that RAM I plan to install or, if I cool the case itself properly, I won’t need it…
I don’t plan on OC’ing anything btw.