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Building My First Cyberpower Custom PC for 3DS Max + Gaming

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October 10, 2010 4:11:14 PM

Hello everyone,

Can you help me build a PC on cyberpower?

I've been primarily using Macs for the past ten years, so the world of custom-building PCs is entirely new to me.

I'm planning on building a custom PC on Cyberpowerpc and placing an order tomorrow to take advantage of the Columbus Day Sale which includes an upgrade to an Intel Core i7-950.

The system will be used primarily for Autodesk 3DS Max, Maya, Mudbox, After Effects, Photoshop and InDesign.

I'm also hoping to do a little bit of PC gaming, probably online-multiplayer first-person-shooter type games.

A two-monitor setup would be amazing, but a nice single 22" or 24" screen will do just fine.

My budget is $1,400 max.

If this could include the monitor, keyboard, mouse that'd be great but is not absolutely critical. If I could build a machine that could aptly handle all of the above critera and last me a good 5-years for significantly less than the stated budget that would be AMAZING.

Many thanks in advance for your freedback.
October 10, 2010 4:17:55 PM

The world of PC-gaming is new to me so I'm curious to play multiplayer StarCraft II as well. Thanks all!
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October 10, 2010 4:53:16 PM

Does the default CyberPower X58 Configurator sound ike it would do the trick? It's well below my max budget, priced at $825... I'm assuming that this setup would be able to handle all of the 3D software (3DS Max, Maya, After Effects etc) but probably not be able to handle games like Star Craft 2?


Case: Xion Predator 970 Gaming Series Mid Tower Case w/ 2 External Removable HDD Bays
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-950 3.06 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
Cooling Fan: NZXT Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
Motherboard: (3-Way SLI Support) MSI X58 Pro-E Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFire DDR3 Mainboard
Memory: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1333MHz Triple Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 1GB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Power Supply Upgrade: 450 Watts - Standard Case Power Supply
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
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October 26, 2010 4:55:10 AM

Harorld said:
Does the default CyberPower X58 Configurator sound ike it would do the trick? It's well below my max budget, priced at $825... I'm assuming that this setup would be able to handle all of the 3D software (3DS Max, Maya, After Effects etc) but probably not be able to handle games like Star Craft 2?


Case: Xion Predator 970 Gaming Series Mid Tower Case w/ 2 External Removable HDD Bays
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-950 3.06 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
Cooling Fan: NZXT Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
Motherboard: (3-Way SLI Support) MSI X58 Pro-E Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFire DDR3 Mainboard
Memory: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1333MHz Triple Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 1GB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Power Supply Upgrade: 450 Watts - Standard Case Power Supply
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO



dont use the gt220 for photoshop i know from personal use it sucks instead add the radeon 6870 then later on once ya can purchase more get another 6870 for crossfire and ya can support multiple monitors and i saw somewhere if im not mistaken just 1 can support 3-6 monitors i could be wrong
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