BUDGET RANGE: Around $700 before rebates (Maybe i can add more if necessary)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: 3D renders, animations, gaming, work & general use.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: No preference, i'll use it mostly as an advice, since i'm not from the USA.
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD CPU prefered, although not exclusive.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Unlikely
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Up to you.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I wont use it for hardcore gaming, so no need for the best video card. I do need the monitor, but outside the budget, so you can choose the one you like around a 22" monitor or so, mostly advice for the monitor since i'll buy it later.
Also, if you think that i should buy something outside the budget, i am able to extend it if i wait another month, so go ahead and post what you think. Thank you!
I was looking for something like this maybe, please advice:
Phenom II AM3 3.0GHz / Phenom II AM2+ 3.2GHz
Mobo: Asus m3a78-hdmi (Supports up to 8gb, i don't know if that should do it for my rendering needs)
Video: ATI Radeon 4670
500gb hard drive 7200rpm
The i7 is a lot better, but its WAAAAY out of budget. The i7-930 itself costs $295. The board would be over $200. Triple channel RAM would cost $175. Right there, you're looking at $670+, and you can't really skimp on the other parts much. You could drop the GPU down a lot, but then you wouldn't be doing any gaming.
You really need a budget that's closer to $1,000-1,200 for a decent i7 build.