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Graphics vs cpu 3ds max cs5

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September 27, 2010 12:01:28 AM

i'm building a pc for a friend, she will be using cs5 and 3ds max

the spec is :


Processor : AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz (6 core processor)

Memory : 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 Memory

1st HD : 250GB Seagate Barracuda

2nd & 3rd HD’s : 2x 160GB Seagate Barracuda’s setup in a RAID array

Graphics card : PNY NVIDIA Quadro fx 580 512MB

DVD/CD Writer : Pioneer 22x DVDRW SATA

Xigmatek Asgard ATX Mid Tower Case (black)

500w OCZ Pro power supply

the spec is now over budget because i did not realise she wanted win 7 pro 64bit included in price.

so i need to shave approx £95 off the price.
should i
A : go for a lower priced cpu
B : drop the RAID
C : go for a lower spec graphics card
September 27, 2010 4:19:13 AM

^ Some changes -
CPU - Stick with the 6-Core, it would help in 3d softwares and that too once overclocked even to moderate levels say 3.2GHz, it would perform as good as the 1090T

HDD - Drop the RAID and get Samsung F4 320GB HDD or the F3 500GB...

Video card - Get this one - Its newer, OpenGL 4.0
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/512MB-ATI-FirePro-V3800-...(x16)-GDDR3-1-x-Display-Port-1-x-DL-DVI-Boxed
This would also be very good though -
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-ATI-FirePro-V4800-PC...(x16)-GDDR5-2-x-Display-Port-1-x-DL-DVI
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