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April 5, 2014 3:45:06 PM

So I need to build a PC for my degree in Games Art which requires a lot of power to be able to run 3D programs like the Autodesk programs and Foundry programs as well as games engines like UDK 4 and of course run them very well. My budget is about £550. I am a total newb at this so if you can recommend any good websites on top of what are the best parts I can buy for my price range it would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance for helpful answers :) 

EDIT: the programs specifically I want the PC to run extremely efficiently within the price range are:

Maya 2014
Mudbox 2014
(I will be updating to the 2015 versions when these come out)
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe Premiere CS6
Zbrush 4R6
Marmoset Toolbag 2
UDK 3 (upgrading to UDK 4 though in the next couple of months)

On top of this (something which I have a huge problem with is to be able to render at a decent speed) I want to be able to do quick renders with Arnold and Mental ray.

I also want to be able to run high level games (or to highest level I can within the price range) on it for recreational purposes when I am not working.

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April 7, 2014 12:19:14 PM

I put this together at for £580
Cpu: AMD FX-8320
Cpu cooler: Cooler Master Blizzard T2
Gpu: SAPPHIRE R9 280 OC Dual-X Boost
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43
Ram: G.Skill DIMM 16 GB DDR3-1600 (16gb for running multiple programs. If you don't need this, just go with 8gb 1600mhz ram.)
Hdd: 1tb HGST Travelstar 5K1000
Case: Sharkoon BD28 green edition
Psu: Aerocool AP-650

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