Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Within November '13
Budget Range: Rough total of $1000 - ~$1500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D Design and Engineering applications. Engineering stress and physics simulations and design. Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks(http://www.solidworks.com/), Maya, Cinema 4D, and Autocad. Gaming, watching movies.
Are you buying a monitor: Yes(Could be separate from the computer system price range.)
Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**
Do you need to buy OS: Yes, I will, Windows 8
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any website that is reputable, newegg.com, tigerdirect, etc...
Location: Homeland, CA
Parts Preferences: CPU: Intel, GPU: nVidia or any other brand that is good.
SLI or Crossfire: Not sure.
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1200 at the very least
Additional Comments: I'm new to the building my own computer any recommendations and pointers would be appreciated.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Currently having some trouble running Solidworks with complex assemblies and 3d object designs.
Part I have chosen so far(Feel free to supply me a completely different list of a computer build, or help me with the missing parts I will need, Again I'm a new at this so if I can get confirmation that the follow parts work together would be nice) :