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What is the best configuration for a desktop for Animation

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March 14, 2010 8:32:08 AM

My son who is studying Animation course in Bangalore wants to buy a Desktop computer with best configuration for 3D Animation with MAYA.
Can you please suggest me the best configuration and the list of all the components .

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March 14, 2010 8:45:54 AM

what is your budget?
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March 14, 2010 10:52:25 AM

Budget is not a constraint. Can you please advise.
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March 14, 2010 10:55:24 AM

Best answer selected by manjunathbk.
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March 14, 2010 11:12:19 AM

Ha ha ha..good best answer! Must be by mistake.
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March 14, 2010 12:49:28 PM

Autodesk now handles multiple cores well and is a fairly open platform.

If money were not option I'd buy a 2P workstation and put two Zeons or Opterons in it with 32Gb of RAM and a couple of workstation graphics cards.

That said a decent quad core system (overclocked i7-920 to 3.5) with a 5850 or 5870 ATI card and two 1Gb HDD's (shortstroked) or 2 SSD's in RAID0, with a couple of 1Gb drives for storage, and 12Gb of RAM would be a lot cheaper and do the job well.
Have a 750W PSU instakked and a quality case with two 120mm fans to keep the innards cool.

You might need a tecky to put together the above ... but it will work fine ... with a decent aftermarket heatpipe cooler (where you live it gets hot in Summer).

Cheers.

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March 14, 2010 1:29:59 PM

best config
dual xeon w5590
tyan dual socket board
2 quadro fx 5500
1200 watt antec true power
cooler master stacker case

its bout $10 000
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March 14, 2010 2:49:17 PM

obsidian86 said:
best config
dual xeon w5590
tyan dual socket board
2 quadro fx 5500
1200 watt antec true power
cooler master stacker case

its bout $10 000


Also ad to it 2x2TB HDD for storage and OCZ has a pci board that comes with 2 SDD in raid and the motherboard can see it as one and you can install you software on it like a normal hard drive. Buy a 512 Gb for temporary storage and operating system. The speed on that is incredible, he will see the difference.
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