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PC for multimedia 3d animation, video editing

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May 16, 2011 2:29:17 AM

Hello, looking for a new system. My main needs are 3d rendering/animation (3DS Max), Adobe After Effects and Premiere for video editing. Would this be the same as building a gaming PC. If not please guide me through which parts are the most important in this animation/video editing/video capture workstation.

Approximate Purchase Date: unsure in the near future

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) 600-650

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (3d animation (3dsmax), video editing (adobe after effects & premier) and photoediting (photoshop), video capture through another card,browsing, no gaming)

Parts Not Required: : keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: :, or any other canadian sites or american if no shipping charges like Dell

Country of Origin: canada

Parts Preferences: by brand or type - would prefer Intel (sandy bridge) as they would be better suited for this

Overclocking: not really

SLI or Crossfire: maybe if the added power helps and stays within the budget

Monitor Resolution: don't need monitor, I have a 17 inch monitor
ok with medium resolution, don't need highend 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050


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May 16, 2011 2:50:28 AM

It would be really good if you used the form about how to ask for advice .

If you need the entire computer, monitor and operating system then your budget is just enough to buy a Dell instead
May 16, 2011 3:38:42 AM

thanks for the tip, i've updated the OP with the correct form