I'm looking to build a PC used for applications such Adobe Premier Pro and After Effects, Autodesk Autocad, Maya and Showcase. I'm not a professional but do video editing, animation and 3D design mostly as a hobby at the moment but am looking to study 3D design at university next year so will need a good computer to cope with the stresses of the various CAD software. I also edit videos as a hobby and may use those skill at university next year. So I need a computer which wont let me down in these areas of work. This is the components i am thinking of puting into my PC and i was wondering if you could give me your opinion or any suggestions/advice on the build as a whole for the applications i am going to be using.
CPU- intel i7 4770K
CPU cooler- Noctua NH-D14
Motherboard- ASUS Z87 pro ATX
Memory- Patriot Viper 3 16GB DDR3-1866
Storage- Kinston hyperX 3K 240 GB SSD and 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 7200rpm
Power supply- Corsair 550W ATX12v
Case- NZXT Phantom
You'll notice that I have left out the GPU that because this is were Im still unsure, I'v been looking at the Nvidia quadro K4000 or the AMD Firepro W7000 or maybe a SLI GTX 680 or the GTX 780 but i would much appreciate an opinion on any of the cards or even a alternative which I haven't listed and whether the cards are overkill for what I looking to do and I don't need to spend so much money!
I am planning on overclocking my system to about 4.5 GHz using ASUS 4-way optimization process.
The last thing I was wondering was how well a top spec Imac would deal with the applications I want to use?