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December 15, 2009 4:42:46 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a month

BUDGET RANGE: $2000-$2500 Price range can includes before or after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: 3d Rendering and Animating, Animating in Flash, Illustrating in Photoshop, Gaming (Blizzard for Sc2 and D3, TF2, and such)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, External Harddrive, and Windows 7

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States (Arkansas)

PARTS PREFERENCES: Any parts known for its Reliability

OVERCLOCKING: No, I don’t know how

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: My college is getting ready to have an animation degree next year(10-11) and I want to be ready. So I’m hoping with this budget can I get the computer to do what I specified. I am willing to invest at least $750 dollars more to the budget if necessary, but I would like to keep in that range. Because the information on the new animation degree is limited I don’t know if they are going to use Maya or 3ds Max, which puts me in a bit of a bind since I heard from a friend that some programs are Graphic Card favored.

As for gaming, I just need the computer to be strong enough to play Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, and Wow. There will be a few other games, but those 3 blizzard games will probably be it.

For computer parts. I would like to go Dual monitors, but I having a computer that is able to support 2 monitors is good too, as I can get one monitor now and purchase the other one later. Also need a good DVD burner too.

More about : 2000 animating

December 15, 2009 11:53:52 AM

Well the problem is that 3D rendering/modeling is different that gaming and thus requires different graphics cards. Though this is mainly due to driver differences. I will list a build and give two options for the graphics card, the first being for gaming and the second being for modeling. Chances are however, the graphics card meant for gaming will be more than adequate for any modeling you might need, so I would suggest going with that.

Intel Core i7 920 Processor: $290
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA E758-A1 Motherboard: $280
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Gold 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 RAM: $290
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(2) Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB Hard Drive: $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Nine Hundred Computer Case: $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power Supply: $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight Heatsink: $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gaming Graphics Card (I Suggest this one)
SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870: $410
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
*If you cant get this one, get the Sapphire 5850 instead for $310
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Workstation Graphics Card
ATI 100-505553 FirePro V5700: $325
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
*Should note that workstation cards work wonderfully for modeling and rendering however they perform very poorly while playing games

I hope this helps.

Total Cost: $1655 or 1570
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December 15, 2009 12:34:31 PM

the guy is giving u a lot more cash to play with... make it a beast. no reason 3 way xfire or 2 way cant be used....
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December 15, 2009 10:50:12 PM

Yeah guys the budget is 2000-2500. The budget can get bigger but i would like to get in that range. So lets make a beast, but within the budget.
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December 16, 2009 4:02:30 AM


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1 Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

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1 ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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1 Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920

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1 Antec TruePower Quattro TPQ-1000 1000W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC

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December 16, 2009 4:07:34 AM

search newegg wishlists for mr onion. i have it there. yeah the video card and the hard drive are out of stock, but by the time ur ready they will be. im hearing its about 30-45 days to wait for the video card.

also if u want to add another video card it puts u at 2700 or so..... I hope u understand that if you got another card.... u would pretty much be able to put crysis on the floor, and poop on it on the highest settings. basically this computer will ROFL STOMP PWN, SKEET, own anything you throw at it.

I see that you play wow, let me make it more clear.... If you played Vanilla wow this computer thrown against any game out would be the equivalent of using the sword/backstab/ambush exploit and 1 shotting tier 2 geared warriors. pretty leet.
good luck man.
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December 16, 2009 4:09:34 AM

ALSO, if that still isnt clear, remember zandelerian hero charm and Tallisman of Ephermal power.... when u could pop both, get power infusioned and hit arcane power and pyroblast the flag carrier in warsong with beserker buff and crit for 12k when peeps back then only had like 6 k tops..... well there u go
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December 16, 2009 4:11:08 AM

Dude, you've been thinking about this FOREVER now, just buy something :-)

I got a friend that works for Dreamworks, he said to stress processors/cores & RAM.
He also mentioned a company called Boxx which makes solid workstations and are happy to customize based on someones needs. He's used their systems before and thinks they rock. Also said, if anything, you could at least use Boxx's blueprints and build a similar system for less.

http://www.boxxtech.com/products/Products.asp
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