SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Animation software (3ds Max and etc.-- I am a beginning multimedia computing student, with long-term goals toward video game design), gaming + mods
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg
An Intel i7 core driven machine, with a high-quality Nvidia graphics card.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe (probably not) SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes to SLI
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I already have a potential rig more or less plotted out. I was just curious to know whether I was making any big mistakes, or whether there were any compatibility issues between my parts. This will be my very first rig-- prior to this, I knew essentially nothing about computer hardware (and still know very little).
Also-- am I missing any parts? Will everything fit in the case I chose?
I'm looking for a system that can last me for some years into the future, and that can be easily upgraded.
Noise-level doesn't particularly matter, but I am concerned about the computer overheating.
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