Just to let you know, I'm not a complete newb, I've changed lots of parts before. Ram, video card, drives, even replaced a heat sink once or twice. This is just the first time I've done it all at once.
So I'm looking to create a decently powerful machine, but still on a budget. I'm a 3d modeler, animator, and sculptor so my main focus is on rendering, and performance while using programs such as 3DS Max, Photoshop, and Zbrush. Also, a wee bit of gaming here and there, but nothing on the level of Crysis, or whatever graphics powerhouse there is out there these days.
Now, this is a budget machine, looking at around $1500 cdn, give or take a hundred. So most of my money is going towards the processor, ram, and motherboard. Anyway, here are the parts:
Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced - http://www.ncix.com/...re=COOLERMASTER
CPU: Core i7 – 930 - http://www.ncix.com/...mp;promoid=1141
CPU Cooler: Titan Fenrir? I've been looking for this one, as I've heard good things, but I can't seem to find it. I'm looking to do some light overclocking, nothing too serious. Mostly just for an extra boost while rendering, so I'd like to get a decent heatsink so I don't kill my new pc. If anyone has a good suggestion for a CPU air cooler, let me know.
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D Premium - http://www.ncix.com/...anufacture=ASUS
RAM: OCZ Gold OCZ3G1333LV12G 12GB DDR3 3X4GB DDR3-1333 - http://www.ncix.com/.....CZ Technology
Power Supply: Antec Truepower New 750W - http://www.ncix.com/...nufacture=Antec
Graphics Card: Nvidia 9600 GT ( I know it's an older card, but I have one in my current computer which I plan to salvage and SLI with a second card. It's a decent card, and I can save a bit of money, and perhaps upgrade next year) - http://www.ncix.com/...manufacture=XFX
Hard Drive: WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM - http://www.ncix.com/...u... Digital WD
DVD Burner: http://www.ncix.com/...facture=Samsung
So there, we go. That's pretty much everything. Of course I'll probably get some extra fans, etc, but those are the main things. Again, any insight would be helpful, and I thank you all very much for taking the time to read this.