PC for 3d Max, ZBrush, Digital Audio & Midi recording Tags: New Build Systems Last response: May 16, 2010 4:54 AM in Systems Share 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 More about : max zbrush digital audio midi recording Anonymous May 15, 2010 9:16:12 PM I forgot to add video editing and Adobe Aftereffects mosox 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !