Approximate Purchase Date: immediately (this week if I get a list together)
Budget Range: hopefully around 1000, can go up to 1500 (After Rebates)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3d animation - rigging (so, no rendering whatsoever, using Maya 2011), gaming, video.
Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitors, speakers, os, dvd drive, I have a 520w power supply but will upgrade if necessary
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: full tower case, Inter processor preferred, no brand preference on Mobo
SLI or Crossfire: Would be nice and I think useful for my purposes, so yes if it fits in my budget.
Monitor Resolution: Higher the capability the better, but at the moment 1280*1024*2 monitors
Additional Comments: I would like as much video card and RAM as my budget allows, like I said above, 3d animation but no rendering, scripting but no compiling (as of yet), gaming but it isn't a priority. Basically I want a powerhouse for programs like Maya, some photoshop, after effects occasionally as my current computer is falling apart as I type, my having just used it far too long.
I was considering the Enthusiast: $1,332.89 build from the recommended build post, but the ram seems pretty low at only 4 gigs.
This full tower design assumes a new monitor as what ya have now will barely warm the GFX card up. It includes a big enough case / PSU for future upgrades but the case may be a bit flashy for an office setting. If ya agree, and want something super quiet, spend $23 more bucks for this sound deadened unti