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 $1500 enthusiast system would be adequate for my applications? Thanks for your advice. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Summer 2010 BUDGET RANGE: £400 - £800 (I already have several components) SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Photoshop, 3d Max, ZBrush, and Digital Audio & Midi recording PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, display, case (Antec), HDs (WD Caviar Black & OCZ Vertex Turbo SataII, CD/DVD PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.amazon.co.uk COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel, nVidia (open to suggestions) OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: would eventually like to get Wacom Cintiq 21UX, Quiet PC More about : max zbrush digital audio midi recording Anonymous May 15, 2010 9:16:12 PM I forgot to add video editing and Adobe Aftereffects mosox May 16, 2010 4:54:04 AM Here's an idea: Gigabyte GA-790XT-USB3 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0034HRON2/ref=ord_c... AMD Phenom II X4 955 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00275G0VE/ref=ord_c... G-Skill 4GB 1600MHz PC12800 DDR3 Ripjaws http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002O17L82/ref=ord_c... PNY Technologies nVIDIA Quadro FX 580 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002655PV6/ref=ord_c... Antec TP-550 True Power 550W http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001ZTN354/ref=ord_c... Subtotal: £588.18 And probably a sound card for your recording, ask on the audio subforum. Maybe that one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00006I5H5/ref=ord_c... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forum3d apps (3dmax, zbrush ) build - what to look for? Forum500$ new build for 3d vfx(maya,nuke, zbrush ) Forum1000-1200.00 build for extensive 3dsmax/ zbrush /after effects use ForumI7 920 build for Maya and ZBrush ForumSound max integrated digital audio driver ForumMaya 2009, 3Ds Max , Zbrush , Workstation build ForumHigh-End PC for 3D Work and Gaming ForumIm Building A System for 3D Software/Rendering and the occasional Game ForumHelp with sub $7,000 3D workstation build ForumSuggest best build for Design, 3D , & Gaming | $3000-$4000 ForumIrregular Reboots in 3D Games / Apps ForumUnder $800 rig for 3d apps. ForumCustom PC for high end 3D rendering ForumPC Build for 3d modeling and gaming ForumDual Xeon E5520 2.26 Vs Core i7 ForumNew pc build for 3d animation Forum3D Apps/Gaming PC - $1000-$1500 ForumPCI compatibility question ForumNew case & minor upgrades ForumSeeking opinions & advice on these two pc plans More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !