CPU : http://goo.gl/jFrIK , amazing overclock
Memory: http://goo.gl/RDTKc , you will get 4 banks of these (16gb)
PSU : http://goo.gl/oNxV4
CPU Cooler: http://goo.gl/KL2fN , or you can go with this one: http://goo.gl/uMiby
System drive: http://goo.gl/iZTSv
Storage drive: http://goo.gl/GuqPJ , get two of these if you like
GPU : http://goo.gl/eLQ30
Display: http://goo.gl/hHnPs , this is the same display they put in iMacs 27’
Just maybe a bit better memory modules? At least
1600Mhz even better 2000Mhz.
Also I prefer WD hdd-s, so maybe WD Caviar Black hdd.
If you’re an established freelancer and you’re looking for stability I’d say get a Mac Pro, but really as Felt said, the base model isn’t really going to cut it, and to me, it really doesn’t make much sense. $2,500 can get you MUCH more in the world of PC’s so I’d really focus there if I we’re you. I can tell you from experience, I have both a Mac and a PC, and it really comes down to preference. I’m comfortable with both OS’s and don’t really favor either one. I was able to get more bang for my buck in terms of hardware on my PC so it’s the workhorse. Where as my Mac is more for, on the go, admin stuff.
You may want to check out these guys.. Digital Storm. They make some impressive machines at really reasonable prices. They offer both gaming rigs and workstations. The lowest workstation model is a few hundred over your budget, but it’s a beast. But if you look at their highest gaming setup they offer, it’s your exact budget and it should more than cover you for all things After Effects.. Check out the Gaming PC’s link then follow it to the Special Ops Gaming Desktop > ODE > Level 4. Direct Link.
It’s got an NVidia GTX 590 which is CUDA ready and it’s NVidia’s fastest consumer card available. I believe the only thing that bests these cards is their Quadro line. Can’t really go wrong with the Level 4 machine. Or step up one level to the bottom level workstation for stability and performance.
Imho GTX 590 is not the best choice for freelancer (because of it’s price more than 800$)...
Cool site Mark, here’s what I would wish to have:
Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 990X 3.46GHz (Six-Core) (Extreme Performance)
EVGA X58 SLI 3 Edition (USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s) (Model: 131-GT-E767)
24GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified (Highly Recommended) (6×4GB Sticks)
750W Digital Storm Certified (Dual SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition Recommended)
1x (1.5TB Seagate Barracuda (7200 RPM ) (32MB Cache)x2
NVIDIA PNY Quadro 4000 2GB (Outputs: DVI , DisplayPort)
Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 990X isn’t a smart choice i think…. it’s price is 1000$, but 2600k price is 400$... Performance difference is very low…
Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 990X isn’t a smart choice i think…. it’s price is 1000$, but 2600k price is 400$... Performance difference is very low… Check this out: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core-i7-2600k-990x_13.html
thnx for info. I’m also planning to buy something… A BEAST
+1 for 2600k
Bought it after the release, fantastic cpu. Keep mine on 4.5ghz, tested it and it can easily go to 4.8 – 4.9ghz but no need for that.
Guys,Ill think I buy the stuff that d3luxxxe suggested,but would it be better to install Mac OS or it’s no difference?