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Building a new 3D modeling workstation

By hhayden1
Jul 19, 2011
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  1. I need to build a PC for this upcoming fall semester.We have been given guidelines to follow by the school but they are very open-ended, and could use some assistance.

    The pc will be running programs such as Rhinoceros 4.0, Autocad, 3DS Max, Adobe CS5, etc.

    I was hoping to keep the price range of this computer between $1000 - $1500.



    I need assistance in the bold areas. There just seem to be so many things to choose from I don't know where to begin.

    Thank you in advance!

    Hayden
     
  2. NoTTaShoT

    NoTTaShoT TS Rookie Posts: 54

  3. LeeRichLuck

    LeeRichLuck TS Rookie Posts: 54

    Hi Hayden, i recently built such a system for the exact same usage, i use 3DsMAX09, Vue 8extreme and Poser Pro 2010, here is the system i built and have had NO problems running any of the programs listed on it.

    1) Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz Socket 1366 8MB Cache
    2) Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3 iX58 Socket 1366 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
    3) OCZ 12GB (6X2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10666 Gold XTC Triple Channel Memory Kit For i7 Motherboards
    4) Coolermaster Silent Pro 500W Modular PSU
    5) Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache (2 Qty)
    6) Gigabyte GT 240 1GB GDDR3 DVI HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card
    7) Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black
    8) All in 1 Internal Card Reader Plus One USB2.0 Port Black - 3.5" Bay
    9) Antec 300 Three Hundred Case
    10) 120mm Blue LED Fan - 4pin Molex Connection (2 Qty)

    All for £741.12 delivered from ebuyer

    This system although old now by PC standars lol (6months) is everything i needed so its a starting point for you to work around whats similar now i guess, hope this helps.

    Lee.
     
  4. NoTTaShoT

    NoTTaShoT TS Rookie Posts: 54

    How much is 741.12 in U.S. currency?
     
  5. LeeRichLuck

    LeeRichLuck TS Rookie Posts: 54

  6. NoTTaShoT

    NoTTaShoT TS Rookie Posts: 54

  7. LeeRichLuck

    LeeRichLuck TS Rookie Posts: 54

    Pleasure ;)
     
  8. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    building your won rig you can get a new sandy bridge system for what he paid for his system.
     
  9. hhayden1

    hhayden1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks all for the quick replies!
     
  10. NoTTaShoT

    NoTTaShoT TS Rookie Posts: 54

    link?
     
  11. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

     
  12. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    hhayden1 give me your email address and i will email you the build i just put together on newegg see what you think.
     
  13. hhayden1

    hhayden1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I can't email or message you because my posts aren't high enough yet.

    So my email is
     
  14. NoTTaShoT

    NoTTaShoT TS Rookie Posts: 54


    would you mind sending me that as well?
     
  15. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    i just sent the email hope you like it man.
     
  16. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    if you like send me your email NoTTaShoT
     
  17. hhayden1

    hhayden1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks man, that looks damn near perfect.
     
  18. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    glad i could help man i didnt know if you needed a monitor and such but you can ajust that however you see fit but should work great for what you want.
     
  19. NoTTaShoT

    NoTTaShoT TS Rookie Posts: 54

    Is this setup 3 monitor ready? Like crossfireX or something? ( forget the name)

    Wanting to run 3 monitors at once time at minimum.
     
  20. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    the video card supports eyefinity yes so you could use 3 monitors
     
  21. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

  22. NoTTaShoT

    NoTTaShoT TS Rookie Posts: 54

    Oh nice. Can I just pick 3 random monitors or?

    (thanks for all the help)

    p.s. 300 4tw
     
  23. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    3 different monitors i think will work but ideal they should be the same and your the first person to say that about my sig.
     
  24. NoTTaShoT

    NoTTaShoT TS Rookie Posts: 54

  25. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    that is one nice monitor expensive but i like dell monitors actually using a dell utrasharp 22 inch at the moment its nice.
     


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