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i have $ 3000 what should i buy for 3dmax
show user profile  ahmadss
hi there
i have $ 3000
should i buy quadro 5000 for 3dmax rendering or geforce will do better with coda cores
and sould i got six core extreme intel cpus ?

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7/21/2012 12:46:36 AM (last edit: 7/21/2012 12:46:36 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon
sent it to me. i'll do more with it.

-Marko Mandaric

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7/21/2012 1:10:56 AM (last edit: 7/21/2012 1:10:56 AM)
show user profile  mathias-soeholm
Try sending the money to this paypal account

It's for charity, feeding the hungry!

I get hungry sometimes, and like to eat at fancy restaurants..

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7/21/2012 1:28:16 AM (last edit: 7/21/2012 1:28:16 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon
i eat more than you mathias. guaranteed.

-Marko Mandaric

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7/21/2012 2:14:33 AM (last edit: 7/21/2012 2:14:33 AM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Not sure regards budget and how it relates to cost for components in the US but would suggest the following as a basic startup system:

  • 1 Fuckoff Massive Case

  • 3 Intel 9-core EpilepsyBridge-Extreme Server Calculator w/ LCD-Screen

  • Penis-Enlargement Caffeine Tablets

Should sort you right out..

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7/21/2012 3:06:09 AM (last edit: 7/21/2012 3:06:38 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
*quickly buys stock in Penis-Enlargement Caffiene Tablets*
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7/21/2012 3:31:24 AM (last edit: 7/21/2012 3:31:24 AM)
show user profile  danmitch1
Wow ... @ all that...

Get an i7 3700k it has hyperthreading which will double your cores to 8 and its got an unlocked multi so you should get a cooling system and overclock it . dont waste your money on the quadro get a gtx 690 :) .
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7/21/2012 4:06:19 AM (last edit: 7/21/2012 4:07:41 AM)
show user profile  Error404
skip the quadro, just get a good nvidia gaming card.

Decent processor, good gaming card, and 16+ megs of ram (edit: obviously I mean gigs, haha!). Should set you up to work in max nicely :) -

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7/21/2012 5:37:02 AM (last edit: 7/21/2012 7:27:15 AM)
show user profile  not_a_narwhal
can $3000 really get you 16megs of ram nowadays?
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7/21/2012 5:54:50 AM (last edit: 7/21/2012 5:54:50 AM)
show user profile  donvella
lol 3000 would be enough to fly your computer to the moon these days. You can get 16gb ram for $115.

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7/21/2012 5:58:11 AM (last edit: 7/21/2012 5:59:05 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
there is no good way to spend 3k on a computer right now, you can get a 3930k and a gtx680 but anything more expensive is either a waste or way over your budget.

You can however take this amazing opportunity to buy oatmeal cookies, $3000 will get you around 3 tons of oatmeal cookies (wholesale price). 3 tons is 12 million calories which is enough to live off for 13 years (make sure the cookies are loaded with preservatives though), alternatively you could build like an oatmeal cookie castle and keep the rest of your cookies hidden in the dungeon of the castle so one day you could surface and sell them cookies when inflation takes hold for awesome profit!

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7/21/2012 7:00:47 AM (last edit: 7/21/2012 7:00:47 AM)
show user profile  donvella
What do you mean Stabby?

CPU 3390 - $500, GPU 680 - $626.... $1874 remaining... O.o I think Im missing something here.

edit: Ahmadss, is this just hardware or software too?

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7/21/2012 9:14:14 AM (last edit: 7/21/2012 9:15:31 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
what i mean is that sure you can go and get a $2k sbe xeon that has 8 cores but a 3930k can overclock to perform just as good as that xeon and costs 4 times less - no point. On the other hand 3k isnt enough to build a 2p sbe system so its either too much or too little. Obviosuly you could get the 3960x and a quadro to fill the budget but they wont perform any better and will just cost more - the sucker option.

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7/21/2012 10:43:05 AM (last edit: 7/21/2012 10:43:05 AM)
show user profile  mathias-soeholm
Yeah Marko, you're American.. Ofc you eat more than me!

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7/21/2012 1:22:35 PM (last edit: 7/21/2012 1:22:35 PM)
show user profile  donvella
I would recommend the GTX680 over Quadro, the only reason being I use both for max, and the quadro cards seem to handle wireframe well, but textured scenes run better with the GTX. So, I figure, like the i7, its cheaper and equivalent. Then what was said above ^ + some hookers, old ones.

edit: unless your doing engineering or other sorts of work which specialise on the quadro, max (in my opinion) would run better with the GTX.

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7/21/2012 2:49:50 PM (last edit: 7/21/2012 2:53:19 PM)
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