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May 13, 2011 3:38:59 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 months, need by July

Budget Range: 1000-1500 w/o monitor

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Rendering, 3D Model making (3DsMax), Gaming)

Parts Not Required: Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:, any, Im in California so anything that doesnt require taxes would be great.

Country of Origin: USA! USA! USA!

Parts Preferences: Intel. Nvidia.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Dont know what that is.

Monitor Resolution: any.

Additional Comments: Needs to be reliable, and nothing flashy, but has class, something to get the ladies goin. I are a computer noob. will be my first build, so understand my noobness.

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May 13, 2011 8:47:15 AM

Wait a month for the new Bulldozer CPUs from AMD, they're very promising for your needs. Anyway the prices for Intel will drop.
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May 13, 2011 4:51:46 PM

I would recommend a i7-2600, with a GTX 560 Ti for the graphics card. The Hyper-threading that the i7-2600 offers will be helpful running 3DS Max, although it won't be beneficial with gaming. I would recommend taking a second look at overclocking, with the K edition i7-2600K overclocking is simple to do and overclocks upwards of 4.5GHz on air cooling have been quite common. The GTX 560 Ti is a great mid-range card for both gaming and 3D modeling. 8GB of RAM would be a good choice given your needs, although I would recommending buying two 4GB sticks rather than 4X2GB so that you can add extra RAM down the road more easily.
May 13, 2011 5:30:39 PM

thanks, this would be my first build so im very scared. I saw the link to cyberpower and many ppl refer to it. If I was to custom a build from them would I be getting ripped off? I mean do they over price their builds? I think it would be more convenient for me to just buy from a site that can do a custom build delivered. Im going to look into a i7-2600 per jprahmans suggestion. If anyone wants to suggest a build that would be greatly appreciated, I dunno if I should start a new thread on the cyberpower category but ill wait.
May 13, 2011 6:28:50 PM

I don't think that CyberPower PCs are way overpriced, although you could probably build a rig with similar specs to what CyberPower offers for slightly less money. So if you really aren't comfortable building it yourself then I don't think it would be a bad idea buying one from CyberPower.