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PC for 3d Max, ZBrush, Digital Audio & Midi recording

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Anonymous
May 15, 2010 9:14:19 PM

Hi folks,
Do you think the $1500 enthusiast system would be adequate for my applications?
Thanks for your advice.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Summer 2010 BUDGET RANGE: £400 - £800 (I already have several components)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Photoshop, 3d Max, ZBrush, and Digital Audio & Midi recording

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, display, case (Antec), HDs (WD Caviar Black & OCZ Vertex Turbo SataII, CD/DVD

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.amazon.co.uk COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel, nVidia (open to suggestions)

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: would eventually like to get Wacom Cintiq 21UX, Quiet PC
Anonymous
May 15, 2010 9:16:12 PM

I forgot to add video editing and Adobe Aftereffects
May 16, 2010 4:54:04 AM

Here's an idea:

Gigabyte GA-790XT-USB3
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0034HRON2/ref=ord_c...
AMD Phenom II X4 955
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00275G0VE/ref=ord_c...
G-Skill 4GB 1600MHz PC12800 DDR3 Ripjaws
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002O17L82/ref=ord_c...
PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro FX 580
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002655PV6/ref=ord_c...
Antec TP-550 True Power 550W
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001ZTN354/ref=ord_c...

Subtotal: £588.18

And probably a sound card for your recording, ask on the audio subforum. Maybe that one:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00006I5H5/ref=ord_c...

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