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jasonburge1990

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Nov 11, 2015
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.
 

trents

Senior Member
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Dec 27, 2008
Any 64-bit OS will handle the RAM amount you list.

To some extent your stated purposes are at odds with one another from the standpoint of the CPU, I mean the 3D rendering and the ability to handle any game out there for the next several years. The reason I say that is that games tend to benefit more from high per core clock speeds than from many cores. Yet, rendering tasks benefit more from many cores. The CPUs with the highest per clock speeds are the quad core Intel Skylake I7s: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117559

The most powerful rendering CPUs would be slower in per core clock speed: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117404

You say you want the ability to do SLIx3 bu you also say you don't care about brand names. SLI is Nvidia technology. AMD's equivalent is Crossfire.

And I think you do need to consider SD drive technology. What lot of people who do a lot of AV rendering and editing are doing is installing the programs on an SSD and using large spinners for file data storage and waste. That way you have the best of both worlds.
 

AnimeMania

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May 18, 2015
How many 1080p monitors are you trying to use? SSDs are very cheap, you wouldn't even notice it with all the money you are plopping out for this type of build, especially with the redundant Blu-Ray/DVD/CD drives. For 3 video cards get a Haswell/X99 build.

ATMINSIDE you didn't add enough memory to the build or the Blu-Ray/DVD/CD drive which would be mounted vertically which can be problematic.

Max Ram for Windows 7

Windows 7 Starter 2GB
Windows 7 Home Basic 8GB
Windows 7 Home Premium 16GB
Windows 7 Professional 192GB
Windows 7 Enterprise 192GB
Windows 7 Ultimate 192GB
 

ATMINSIDE

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Jun 28, 2012
How many 1080p monitors are you trying to use? SSDs are very cheap, you wouldn't even notice it with all the money you are plopping out for this type of build, especially with the redundant Blu-Ray/DVD/CD drives. For 3 video cards get a Haswell/X99 build.

ATMINSIDE you didn't add enough memory to the build or the Blu-Ray/DVD/CD drive which would be mounted vertically which can be problematic.

Max Ram for Windows 7

Windows 7 Starter 2GB
Windows 7 Home Basic 8GB
Windows 7 Home Premium 16GB
Windows 7 Professional 192GB
Windows 7 Enterprise 192GB
Windows 7 Ultimate 192GB

It was on purpose. I highly doubt he's utilizing 128GB, much less 64GB, and it can EASILY be added down the road.
Since when is mounting an ODD vertical an issue? They're designed to be either orientation.
 

EarthDog

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Just some points I would like to add...

1. The same CPU that works wonders in rendering et with multiple cores, will work fine for gaming. In most games, there is very little loss from a 4GHz 4790K to a 3.5GHz 5930K... not to mention, you simply overclock.
2. 128GB? What? Can you use close to 64GB at this time? Unless you know you are close to using 64GB (which I highly HIGHLY doubt you are close) then go 128GB. Chances are you can just snage 4x8GB and expand it if you ever need it. Also ram cooling fans are useless. Don't worry about getting them... unless you want them for aesthetics.
2a. @ Trents - He needs W7 64bit PROFESSIONAL to allocate that much ram -> http://www.zdnet.com/article/max-memory-limits-for-64-bit-windows-7/
3. All videocards have 'built in cooling'. Are you saying you would like to water cool them and they should have it on there already? Please clarify your need/want here...
4. Hard to size your PSU when we aren't sure what GPUs will be going in there. Why 3 cards for what I will assume to be 5760x1080 resolution you plan to game on? 2 is PLENTY.
 

trents

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Dec 27, 2008
Just some points I would like to add...

1. The same CPU that works wonders in rendering et with multiple cores, will work fine for gaming. In most games, there is very little loss from a 4GHz 4790K to a 3.5GHz 5930K... not to mention, you simply overclock.
2. 128GB? What? Can you use close to 64GB at this time? Unless you know you are close to using 64GB (which I highly HIGHLY doubt you are close) then go 128GB. Chances are you can just snage 4x8GB and expand it if you ever need it. Also ram cooling fans are useless. Don't worry about getting them... unless you want them for aesthetics.
2a. @ Trents - He needs W7 64bit PROFESSIONAL to allocate that much ram -> http://www.zdnet.com/article/max-memory-limits-for-64-bit-windows-7/

Never knew that! Thanks, ED for correcting me on that score. In the near future I may be building a higher end rig for a customer that has a printing business and uses Photoshop CS6 and I was contemplating whether or not to go with Home Premium or Pro version of Windows since he is not controlled by an active domain server. Your info sheds new light on the question.

3. All videocards have 'built in cooling'. Are you saying you would like to water cool them and they should have it on there already? Please clarify your need/want here...
4. Hard to size your PSU when we aren't sure what GPUs will be going in there. Why 3 cards for what I will assume to be 5760x1080 resolution you plan to game on? 2 is PLENTY.