I am a professional 3D artist and I built this system specifically for the software I use. Software includes, Maya, Zbrush, Mari, Arnold, and Photoshop to name a few.
My previous machine was a i7 3770 with 16gb of Ram. The video card for a long time was a GTX 560ti, and then later a 970. I decided to upgrade to something bit more professional.
I decided to take a gamble on Ebay and pick up a Xeon 2699 v4 22-Core CPU. The price was worth it after seeing what Intel decided to charge for the 6950x. The only downside to running a Xeon is the slow boot time. Though a slow boot time is worth it when I am cutting production time down by a lot.
Custom PSU cables are from cable mod. The colors are a bit funky but i like.