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February 9, 2011 3:47:47 PM

Considering that Sandy Bridge is out of the question now, may I have help with the following:

Approximate Purchase Date: Now

Budget Range: 2000 dollars at most

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Animation/Digital artwork/Video Games/Movies/Internet

Parts Not Required: Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: New Egg

Country of Origin: Texas- USA

Parts Preferences: Compatible with AMD processor

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Either is fine

Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200

Additional Comments: Built around this processor please:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Programs used are Maya 9, Photoshop Creative Suite (Photoshop/Illustrator/Soundbooth/Premiere/After Effects) and Zbrush.

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February 10, 2011 1:20:57 PM

What games do you play?

AMD will release new cpu architecture this year. It's really a bad time for new pcs. Basically, everything in stock is old to me. SB is being recalled.

http://www.rumorpedia.net/amd-llano-in-q2-2011-bulldoze...

What's your current specs? Maybe you can upgrade some parts to tide you over to Bulldozer.
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February 10, 2011 1:49:43 PM

Hello bubbasmith1;
As sandybridge mentions any AM3 system you build now won't have a upgrade path for the new AM3+ CPUs.

We can look at what you're using now and maybe find some decent upgrades that you can carry forward into a new build.

The Sandy Bridge systems will have an upgrade path through at least Ivy Bridge.
Ivy Bridge 22nm works with H67 and P67
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February 10, 2011 11:57:51 PM

sandybridge said:
What games do you play?

AMD will release new cpu architecture this year. It's really a bad time for new pcs. Basically, everything in stock is old to me. SB is being recalled.

http://www.rumorpedia.net/amd-llano-in-q2-2011-bulldoze...

What's your current specs? Maybe you can upgrade some parts to tide you over to Bulldozer.


^Seconded. There's a choice you'll have to make b/w GFX cards. The ATI FirePro cards work better in Maya, while NVIDIA Quadro cards are the best for CUDA-accelerated apps like Adobe CS5.
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