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Workstation for 3d applications under 1 lakh

Aditya Hegde

Broken In
1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run? (Stupid answers like 'gaming' or 'office work' will not work. Be exact. Which games? Which applications? Avoid the word 'et cetera.')
Ans: will be using it for modelling and rendering 3d assets, applications i would use are Maya, Mari 3d, Z-brush, 3ds max,photoshop.

2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then mention this too.
Ans:1 lakh

3. Planning to overclock?
Ans: No

4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?
Ans: Windows

5. How much hard drive space is needed?
Ans: 1tb

6. Do you want to buy a monitor? If yes, please mention which screen size and resolution do you want. If you already have a monitor and want to reuse it, again mention the size and resolution of monitor you have.
Ans: Yes, 24 inch, full hd.

7. Which components you DON'T want to buy or which components you already have and plan on reusing?
Ans: Keyboard and mouse not needed.

8. When are you planning to buy the system?
Ans: ASAP

9. Have you ever built a desktop before or will this be done by an assembler?
Ans: Assembler.

10. Where do you live? Are you buying locally? Are you open to buying stuff from online shops if you don't get locally?
Ans: Hyderabad, I am buying locally.

11. Anything else which you would like to say?
Ans: The graphic card should be good too as I will be using Mari for texturing, It mostly uses GPU for all the work. I prefer xeon processors.
 

bssunilreddy

Chosen of the Omnissiah
Budget - 100k (Modified)

ProcessorIntel Xeon E3-1246 V321,000
CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO1,700
MotherboardAsus H97 Pro Gamer
11,500
MemoryKingston HyperX Fury 16GB 1866Mhz6,400
Graphics CardZotac GTX 970 4GB26,000
Power SupplySeasonic M12II 520w EVO Edition5,900
CabinetCorsair SPEC-034,300
Internal StorageWD Caviar Black 1TB5,500
Optical DriveAsus DRW-24D3ST DVDR/W1,000
MonitorAOC i2369VM 23" LED IPS11,800
Total95,100
 
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Aditya Hegde

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Thanks for the suggestion...i would like a small a change in this config...i only need 1tb hdd and ssd nit needed...so please suggest a better motherboard and processor ...
 

DK_WD

WD Official
Thanks for the suggestion...i would like a small a change in this config...i only need 1tb hdd and ssd nit needed...so please suggest a better motherboard and processor ...

Hi [MENTION=250686]Aditya Hegde[/MENTION],

In my opinion, the future proof rig has the latest CPU and the new MOBO with the latest technology. For most future proofing rig use the overclocking CPU to increase the maximum speed as per application requirements.

For storage part, 256GB SSD drive is enough. The SSD mostly used as the OS/boot drive or storage drive. It all depends on your budget. SSD is expensive, however, they are worth every penny. For HDD part, I would advise you go with the WD Blue or WD Black 1TB for high performance, that is if you don't have the budget problem.

Good Luck.
 
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bikramjitkar

In the zone
For a workstation, you should go for an Nvidia Quadro graphics card. GTX 970 is a gaming card. Also, go for a B85 based mobo instead of H97. It will be much cheaper without a lot of useless features. Use the extra money to buy an SSD or a better monitor.
 
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Aditya Hegde

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Thank u all for the suggestions....as for graphic card ...i did some research and found out that a gud gaming gpu is as good as professional cards in rendering ... And for ssd I am thinking to buy that too now ...

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Hey.. [MENTION=4168]bikramjitkar[/MENTION].... Is B85 based mobo future proof...will i be able to put two graphic cards in the future ?
 

bikramjitkar

In the zone
Thank u all for the suggestions....as for graphic card ...i did some research and found out that a gud gaming gpu is as good as professional cards in rendering ... And for ssd I am thinking to buy that too now ...

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Hey.. [MENTION=4168]bikramjitkar[/MENTION].... Is B85 based mobo future proof...will i be able to put two graphic cards in the future ?

Some B85 boards support AMD Crossfire I think but not at full PCIe 16x speeds, but that's the same with H97. H97 will give you a few more USB and SATA3 ports though, so you should think about that. If you are going for a Xeon CPU, check the motherboard's compatibility list first. Some boards may need a BIOS flash. Also, I don't know your specific needs but professional cards are multiple times faster than gaming cards when it comes to 3d rendering.
 

bikramjitkar

In the zone
If this machine is strictly for work, then you can go for a Quadro K2200 for around 32k. If you plan to play the latest games sometimes, then go for the GTX 970. I'm not an expert on graphic design and 3d rendering, so you should consult the forums of AutoDesk, Adobe etc to get the best answer. Over here, I suppose only [MENTION=85950]Gollum[/MENTION] can give you some reliable advice.
 
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Aditya Hegde

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[MENTION=105611]bssunilreddy[/MENTION] ..hey... I have a prob ...the motherboard only supports upto 1600 mhz ram..and the ram suggested is 1866mhz..
 

bssunilreddy

Chosen of the Omnissiah
@bssunilreddy ..hey... I have a prob ...the motherboard only supports upto 1600 mhz ram..and the ram suggested is 1866mhz..

By default it shows as 1333Mhz but when you enable XMP Profile it will show 2 options ie. 1600Mhz or 1866Mhz.So you can enable either of them.OK.
Mine also shows by default 1333Mhz and while I enable XMP profile it auto selects 1600Mhz.OK.
 
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