8 Replies Latest reply on Jan 25, 2011 9:19 AM by Jim_Simon

    Hardware Config advice


      I am looking into buying a new desktop comp.

      I have read a lot in forums, but I am still not that into this stuff

      to make good decisions..

      I use heavily After Effects, getting started on 3D apps as well

      I have found this config for 1471us$   at CyberPowerPC - "Gamer Xtream 5200"


      • Case: * Apevia X-Dreamer 3 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window & Temperature Display [-57] (Black Color with Black Ring & Blue LED Fan)
      • Internal USB Extension Module: NZXT Internal USB 6-PORT Expansion Module + USB Bluetooth 2.X EDR Dongle with Led Light Thumb Size [+29]
      • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
      • Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
      • Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
      • Motherboard: [CrossFireX] Asus P8P67-M Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 mATX Mainboard w/ UEFI, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe x1 & 1 PCI
      • Memory: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory [+238] (Corsair or Major Brand)
      • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [-140] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
      • Multiple Video Card Settings: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
      • Power Supply Upgrade: 800 Watts - XtremeGear Gaming Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready
      • Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-41] (Single Hard Drive)
      • Data Hard Drive: 640GB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+69] (Single Hard Drive)
      • Optical Drive: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+3] (BLACK COLOR)
      • Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
      • Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
      • Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
      • Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
      • USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
      • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional [+31] (64-bit Edition)
      I could realy use some advice about this..
      suggestions are welcome..
      * I understand I can OverClock the CPU (Advice?)
      * and soft-mod the GPU into a quadro if needed..
      I do not use this for gaming, this is going to be purely a motion-graphics workstation and my budget can't go much over what it is now,
      looking for all your expert advice,