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Old December 25, 2011, 10:15 PM
drumsrule786 drumsrule786 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2011
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Ok if I were you this is what I would build

Case: - Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) Black Steel structure with black brushed aluminum faceplate ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Mobo: - ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K
RAM: - G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBZL
GPU: - MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
HDD: - HITACHI Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 (0f12115) 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
PSU: - SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
SSD: - Kingston HyperX SH100S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-alone Drive)
CPU cooler: - CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Total price: $1,937.31 and thats including shipping! (to my house of course haha so yours might be different)

That would be one beastly rendering machine. And with the MSI gtx 580 and corsair H100 it would be very quiet too!

Also, I was going to say 2 HDD's in raid 0 as that would be preferable for working with video, but they are so expensive now that it would have gone over budget. That shouldn't matter though if you load things into the SSD first before working with them.
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