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budget pc build for 3ds max as well as some games, help?

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December 4, 2013 12:14:36 PM

recently become interested in 3ds max but found out it will not even run on my laptop. wanted to build a gaming pc for ages but never had a proper reason to until i have decided i want to go into the 3d animation and gaming industry. so i need a computer that will run some games, im not fussed if it is in 1080p or not, will have to be 720 tho. it will also need to be able to run 3ds max. the important thing is that it runs 3ds max and the gaming would just be an extra if it is possible to do. i have no idea about parts for computers so i need some help and im not even sure if it is possible to do on a tight budget as the ones i have seen have been over £1000. this is not for anything professional just to practice on for now until i can upgrade if needed. my budget would ideally be bellow £700 but could go to £800 i guess, any help or build would be much appreciated.

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December 4, 2013 12:29:22 PM

liammac said:
recently become interested in 3ds max but found out it will not even run on my laptop. wanted to build a gaming pc for ages but never had a proper reason to until i have decided i want to go into the 3d animation and gaming industry. so i need a computer that will run some games, im not fussed if it is in 1080p or not, will have to be 720 tho. it will also need to be able to run 3ds max. the important thing is that it runs 3ds max and the gaming would just be an extra if it is possible to do. i have no idea about parts for computers so i need some help and im not even sure if it is possible to do on a tight budget as the ones i have seen have been over £1000. this is not for anything professional just to practice on for now until i can upgrade if needed. my budget would ideally be bellow £700 but could go to £800 i guess, any help or build would be much appreciated.


From what you're saying, you need somewhat of a higher end computer. I only know USD pricing so ill just tell you what you could use.

CPU: i7 4770 or 4770k
GPU: EVGA gtx 770 SC ACX.
Motherboard: MSI z87-G45
Ram: You're going to want a lot for 3ds max, anything G skill or Kingston HyperX is good, just get 16gb of 1600 or 1866mhz.
PSU: Something around 750watts.
Case: Whatever you want, make sure it fits an ATX board.
HDD/SSD: i don't know what you plan on doing, putting your operating system onto a SSD is always a good choice then using a larger 7200rpm HDD for storage works well.
CPU cooling: Hyper 212 evo or corsair H50.

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December 4, 2013 1:12:10 PM

I agree with above, but 1866MHz ram will not make much of a difference over 1600MHz, given that it costs quite a bit more.
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December 4, 2013 1:20:04 PM

do you think an i5 would be okay? as they are much cheaper
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December 4, 2013 3:03:45 PM

liammac said:
do you think an i5 would be okay? as they are much cheaper


No, an i7 would be optimal here. Since one of the biggest differences between an i5 and an i7 is hyperthreading (which in turn means speed), you would benefit greatly from hyperthreading especially since 3ds max is really CPU intensive.

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December 7, 2013 12:51:01 PM

For gaming, i5 would be perfect, however for what you are doing, it probably wont be enough.
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