Hey guys, so I need help with a build I'm doing for my brother so I just wanted suggestions on parts for his build. He's got job interviews coming up soon and basically really wants to have a workstation ASAP. All he has now is a laptop and how he's survived two years on it is beyond me. For reference, his current laptop is the ASUS N53SV. Purpose For complex 3D modelling and video editing (i.e. Autodesk Maya, 3DS Max, Cinema4D, Adobe Suite CS6 etc.). Budget About $2000AU, but a bit more is okay. I'm looking to buy all the parts locally, most likely from my nearest MSY (for the sake of convenience). Parts Motherboard $189AU 1 x ASRock X79 Extreme-3 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8575 CPU $595AU 1 x Intel Core i7-3930K http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8557 CPU Cooler $85AU 1 x Corsair CWCH80 H80 Universal Hydro Performance CPU Cooler http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8036 Storage $232AU 1 x OCZ Vertex4 256GB http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9345 $94AU 2 x Seagate 3.5" Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8876 RAM $102AU 2 x G.Skill-NT 16GB Kit(8Gx2) http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9826 GPU $419AU Gigabyte GV-N670OC-2GD 2GB GTX 670 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9107 Case $195 1 x Corsair CC650DW Obsidian 650D Black Mid Tower Case without PSU http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8258 PSU $139 1 x Corsair HX650-V2 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9567 DVD-RW $19AU 1 x LG SATA Black DVD RW http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=5540 Network Card $12AU 1 x USB Netcomm-NP910n http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=4206 Total Cost: $2277 What I would like to know and preferences - Is the i7-3930K worth the money compared to the i7-3820? It's significantly more expensive, but a lot of his architectural designs take very long to render (over a day). - Any changes you would recommend for my build? Is there anything missing, not thought out well, cheaper parts with comparable performance etc.? - I prefer the PSU to be modular. Any help would be greatly appreciated.