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Build Advice Upgrading for 3D animation and gaming.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chiper136, 21 Aug 2011.

  1. chiper136

    chiper136 New Member

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    Budget: £800 but I would rather keep it nearer £600/£700.
    Main uses of intended build: Gaming and 3D rendering. I'm an animator and use Maya/After Effects/Photoshop.
    Parts planning to buy:

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP1, Operating System, Single, - OEM
    £70.88

    Coolermaster CM Storm Inferno Gaming Mouse
    £33.47

    16GB (4x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V
    £105.79

    Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked, S1155, Sandy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.3GHz, GPU 850Mhz, 6MB Cache, 95W OEM
    £154.98

    1GB MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II/OC, 40nm, 4200MHz GDDR5, GPU 880MHz, Shader 1760MHz, 384 Cores
    £184.78

    MSI P67A-GD53 (B3), Intel P67, S 1155, PCIe 2.0 (x16), DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID SATA, ATX
    £104.99

    Total:£681.98​
    Previous build information (list details of parts):

    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket LGA775)
    BFG GeForce 8800 GTS
    Asus P5N-E SLi nForce 650
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
    Crucial Ballistix 2GB (4x1GB)
    Corsair HX 520W ATX Modular SLI Compliant Power Supply

    Storage requirements:
    Already have a couple of 1TB drives.
    Will you be overclocking: Yes
    Any motherboard requirements: Not especially.
    Extra information about desired system:

    Mainly want to know if my CPU cooler will be compatible with this new system, or if it wont be good enough for over clocking the i5 with.

    Cheers :cooldude:
     
  2. Bede

    Bede Well-Known Member

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    The CPU cooler will only be compatible if it is the Rev.2 version with mounts for socket 1155 as well as 775.

    That power supply is a little weak for OC'ing that system, it would probably be fine but perhaps consider investing in another.
     
  3. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    No the PSU is absolutely fine - I ran my system at 4.2GHz on a 500W PSU for months and the most it ever drew at the wall was about 450W (furmark - not a realistic representation of "normal" use). Nominally the draw never exceeded 400W, rarely above 375W...and this with a power hungry & overclocked GTX470. The only reason I got a 775W unit was for SLI, which I ditched after one week. :D

    As for the cooler I'd get another; it'll only cost £20-30 for a nice one.

    I'd also recommend stretching to £800 and getting the i7 2600K instead (and a compatible mobo), on the assumption that the rendering software will take advantage of the 8 CPU threads. Can anybody clarify?
     
  4. WTF_Shelley

    WTF_Shelley The picture is wheeljack

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    Yes it will the more cores you can chuck at a renderer the better. I so want a SR2 with top of the the range Xeons......yummmy. If Maxishine didnt life 10,000 miles away i would consider robbing his ass for that pc:idea:
     
  5. chiper136

    chiper136 New Member

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    I guess changing up to an i7 would a good idea in the long run. I though that this mobo would be ok for an i7 or have I missed something.:confused:
     
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    fdbh96 New Member

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    Yep it's compatible.
     
  7. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    the extre threads will definitely come in handy for ray traced rendering and the like. maybe drop some ram to make up the money, apart from that looks like a great build
     
  8. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    My mistake - I'm thinking of last gen i5/i7 which had different chipsets (P55 and X58). Not having to change the mobo is all the more reason to get the 2600K :thumb:
     
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    Kurze New Member

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    New machine I'm putting together is aimed at much the same activities as what you're looking to do. Can't recommend an i7 enough for the very reasons people have stated above. Other than that you're looking quite tidy for an £800 cost.
     
  10. chiper136

    chiper136 New Member

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    :D Thanks for your help everyone :D
     
  11. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    PSU is fine, i run :

    Corsair 800D

    6x 120mm fans
    2x 140mm fans
    fan controller
    dvd drive
    8GB ram
    2500k OC'd
    Corsair H100
    MSI GTX 570
    1tb
    2tb
    80gb intel SSD and my HX520 is fine :).
     
  12. chiper136

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    Remember kids...when you spend £800 on an upgrade and get really excited about it. Check that the bloody ram isnt so big as to block the installation of the Cpu cooler meaning you have to wait for the return process to play out while you get low profile ram.........what a wasted day...
     
  13. chiper136

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    Especially when the low profile version ram you gonna replace it with is out of stock
     

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