My desktop right now is getting worse and worse and my dad said he could buy me parts around $1000 for a new workstation pc. Since then, I've been looking around this forum (and other places) for help but found none. Please help me.
I'm going to be doing photo editing, music composing, coding, 3d designing/rendering, video editing, and minecraft.
I'm using programs like...
photo editing: Photoshop, Illustrator
music composing: Sibelius, EWQL instruments
coding: eclipse, flash
3d designing/rendering: 3ds max, maya, mudbox, blender
video editing: premiere, after effects
I also want to run minecraft with seus shader in full fps while recording
Program that I'll use most(most to least): sibelius, after effects, minecraft, and photoshop
I already have two monitors (dvi and vga), speakers, keyboard, and a mouse. I don't need to buy a new one.
I don't care about where I'm buying the parts from as long as it is trustworthy and cheap (I live in US)
I'm not going to overclock
Here are some parts I want
CPU: either Intel Core i7-3930K or 3770K
Ram: at least 16GB
GPU: GTX 680 or 560 Ti. Really want 680 though
Hard Drive: Can I reuse my old one? If yes, can I use another 1TB hard drive with it?
If you must bring that cost down to near 1000, there is no need for the phanteks cooler as the OP has mentioned not overclocking. Second, the SSD is a valuable addition but when under a strict budget, not strictly needed. Third, the motherboard has a large plethora of expansion slots and ports but it can be swapped out for a cheaper one. Fourth, you could save a bit on the case (though not by much with that promo code) but you would need to make sure your gpu would fit. Other than that, it is quite hard to take the price at or under 1000 with your beastly cpu and gpu requests.