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Intel CAD/Rendering Graphics Build- First PC Build




Date Published

Feb. 16, 2015

Date Built

Feb. 15, 2015

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This is my first PC build! I'm pretty happy that I now have a strong work-horse to use Alias AutoStudio, Maya, Adobe Suite and VRED. I'm also going to use this setup for causal racing sim gaming such as "Project Cars"! I decided to get an Asus GTX 970 so I can have plenty of CUDA cores for my core programs. I picked these parts in hope to have a strong foundation to build upon. Thank you PC Part Picker for making this build super simple......almost too simple! I was able to compare AMD vs Intel builds and was able to make a solid decision on what is worth more while for my intended use. Everything was compatible and worked like a charm!

Part Reviews


Super fast yet efficient processor, I'm glad I choose this over the AMD FX Series.

CPU Cooler

Really Inexpensive but good at keeping my CPU at 40 degrees Celsius most of the time while being quiet!


This is the easy button of motherboards! But if you don't care much about built-in Wifi and Bluetooth you can get the regular Asus Z97 Pro for less money.


This is a sleek case that can fit into any modern decor without screaming look at me! I'm very happy with the space and configurations. It is a very quiet case. The Define lineup is awesome!

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unsaidcube 2 points 41 months ago

I wouldnt reccomened stock coolers. Perhaps a h110? Or a hyper evo 212 for a more silent pc i would reccomened the hyper evo 212

POVCARDESIGNS submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks for the recommendation!

KWKCardinal 1 point 37 months ago

Did the new cooler get in the way of the RAM?

POVCARDESIGNS submitter 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

It's a tight fit but all the slots are accessible if you use low profiles sticks.

Zekrom2070 1 point 36 months ago

What kinda temps are you getting?

POVCARDESIGNS submitter 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

I get an average of 40-80 degrees depending on if i'm rendering or modelling in a 72-80 degree room! So I think it is good for a cheap cooler. Fyi, I'm only running the GTX 970 at the moment because of driver issues with dual GPU.

Zekrom2070 1 point 36 months ago

Ok. Thank you