Under $800 rig for 3d apps.

hi friends,
this is my first post.

i m gonna make a pc mainly for 3d apps so pls. help me out.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: August 15

BUDGET RANGE: US$750-800
note: can be streched to $900

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: 3d apps(3d max, zbrush, vue), games(cod 5, crysis, bioshock), video editing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: every thing needed.

PARTS PREFERENCES: nice looking cpu tower with full fuctionality on front panel.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: full HD

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i stay in a area where temp. rises upto 44*C :fou: , so, a quiet and cool pc is needed.

mac os x can even be consider

thanx.
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  1. Well I'm not exactly sure how much cpu/gpu power you require but this is just something I put together real quick...

    AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX945FBGIBOX - Retail
    +
    HIS H489F1GP Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

    Great combo deal right now on newegg
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.206760

    COOLER MASTER RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    +
    COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    another decent combo deal
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.208785

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166

    GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128387

    Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AACS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (bare drive) - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136298

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151187

    and use Windows 7 RC for free for now

    total with shipping (to where I live): $714

    You could also purchase an aftermarket cooler for the cpu in order to overclock the cpu...with this build, you would be able to do crossfire if you felt that the sole 4890 isnt enough for you...
  2. thanks a lot ahslan,

    can u recommend a quadro card for the mantioned specs in ur reply.
    thanx again......
  3. well im not too familiar with Quadro cards so I wouldnt know which one to recommend...however I have heard that some people soft mod their (cheaper) Geforce cards in order for it to work as a more expensive Quadro card
  4. Hmm assuming TS needs an LCD monitor under 'every thing needed' a possible config:
  5. thankx a lot......
  6. You are welcomed ^^
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