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Need advice on a monster build.

jasonburge1990
  • 55 months ago

This build I am wanting to do is something really powerful that needs to be up to date for several years. I am not a PC builder and need help from people that do this stuff alot. I would like this build to be able to handle any game I can throw at it full blast with little to no FPS loss. Also I use 3D modeling and rendering programs and I would like a system that can handle intense rendering sessions. Here are some specs I would like this build to be. The budget for a build isn't too important. As long as it isn't too much over $ 5000. If you come up with something alot lower than that then its fine. I just ask that my specs that I want for my components is close. Brands of the components do not matter. As long as they are widely accepted as the best parts that are the most reliable.

Motherboard: - RAM Slots: 128 GBs Capacity that is DDR4. - GPU Slots: slots: At least 3 slots that are sli compatible. I am planning on using more than 2 GPUs together.

GPU: - I would like my GPU to be pretty up to date. - 6-8 GBs of VRAM - SLI capable. I am planning on getting all matching cards for SLI. - Built in cooling system would be a plus.

CPU: - Any will do that you think can handle the tasks I described above. Must be pretty up to date though and be very reliable. - I do not overclock my CPU so it doesnt matter to me if a CPU is good at OC to me.

CPU cooler: - Closed loop water cooler. Good reliable cooler that has great reviews and benchmarks.

Storage: - This may sound crazy but I do Not want an SSD. They are too expensive for my preference. Price per gigabyte just isn't worth it yet to me to spend on that. - Mechanical hardrive with at least 4TB of space is fine and 7200 RPM speed.

RAM: - 128 GB of ram - Speed is not a huge concern. At least over 2400 MHz is fine. - RAM cooling fans are a plus.

Case: - Need a case that has big clear side panel for viewing - Best air flow design money can buy. Need optimal air flow design that you think is the best. One that can take lots of air in the front and exhaust in the top. Push pull config is fine for the CPU cooler radiator.

Case Fans: - Need all fans that my case can hold.Looking to have maximum airflow that I can do.

Power Supply: - Whatever you think can handle the load of all the components. - Energy efficient is a plus.

Optical Drive: - Blue ray disc reader. CD and DVD to. - High disc read speed.

Operating system. - Windows 7. Which ever version of 7 that will allow me to use all 128 GB of RAM. - 64 bit of course.

Keyboard and Mouse: - Most reliable and greatest reviews. Whatever lets you be the best you can be at gaming.

Monitors: - Already have some so that is taken care of. They can do 1080P so I am not looking for a 4K build.

Headphones: - Also already have one pair.

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Also I use 3D modeling and rendering programs and I would like a system that can handle intense rendering sessions.

You're going to have to specify what modeling programs and export renderers you are using, otherwise any build suggested is going to be a total shot in the dark.

(though sadly, I'm sure you'll get multiple shots in the dark here).

I would like this build to be able to handle any game I can throw at it full blast with little to no FPS loss... Monitors: Already have some so that is taken care of. They can do 1080P so I am not looking for a 4K build.

You're talking about a big SLI setup, but then gaming at 1080P. This doesn't make any sense. There's no need for SLI to max all settings in any game at 1080P.

CUDA based export renderers actually scale worse in SLI than they do with SLI disabled

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I use blender and 3ds max for modeling and rendering

So then what do you suggest then for a single card for 1080p?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay so we know what modeling software you're running.

Now what export renderers will you be using with that modeling software?

(the defaults for these applications are Cycles and Mental Ray respectively, but it's pretty normal not to use the default, especially in 3DSMax. Other export renderers like octane, vray, vray-RT, iray, arnold, keyshot, etc are often used. Some of these are CPU based, some are CUDA).


For gaming at 1080P 60hz, a GTX970 is fantastic and overkill for most games, GTX980 if you want overkill in almost everything.

For CUDA based export renderers, you should stack a few GTX980Ti's in there (you could SLI them for gaming but it won't be useful at 1080P).

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

a build like this should do. you can forget the SSD if you like. there's no benefit to adding more case fanin this case, it's just diminishing returns as it already has the front intake and rear exhaist maxed out with 140mm fans. the cpu cooler will be exhausting out the top.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-1650 V3 3.5GHz 6-Core OEM/Tray Processor $564.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $119.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI X99A SLI KRAIT EDITION ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $249.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $499.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $499.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $188.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $198.00 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card $659.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 760T White V2 ATX Full Tower Case $169.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $47.00 @ Adorama
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 OEM (64-bit) $128.97 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $159.95 @ Amazon
Mouse ROCCAT KONE XTD Wired Optical Mouse $70.64 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3698.47
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-11 21:59 EST-0500

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