Computer for 3d Graphics and Gaming


I want to build a new computer. I would like to run applications like Maya, 3ds Max and After Effects blazingly fast (especially when rendering). I'm not that much interested in gaming (I just want it to be able to run the current games and the ones that will appear in the next 3-4 years).

Mainly, I'd like an i7 sandy bridge processor, 8 gb ram (or more, as fast as possible), 1 ssd drive (>60gb), over 2 TB storage. The case doesn't have to be pretty, just functional. Also, I won't need any optical drive, and I won't try to do any overclocking.

My maximum budget is 1400$. And I have to order the components from this website:

I have never built a computer before. Please, please help me with some advice.

Thank you very much,

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  1. Do you have $1400 USD or $1400 Romanian Leu?

    if your working with 1400 Romanian, you are not going to be able to afford an SDD, 2tb of storage, and a sandy bridge CPU.

    With that being said I will try my best to translate the Romanian site and setup a build for you assuming 1400 USD. You will have to check the prices yourself to see if this fits your budget, im using the current exchange rate according to google.

    I5-2400 CPU 770
    Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 625
    OCZ Agility 3 SDD 550
    Corsair XMS 2x4GB memory 340
    2TB WD HDD 300
    Antec 300 Case 305
    Sony DVD Burner 76
    Corsair 600W PSU 280
    Radeon 6870 800

    This totals 4046 lei equal to 1376 USD. This was a lot of work, please rate my answer as the best if this helps.

    Happy building!
  2. Hello. Thank you very much for your answer. It is absolutely perfect for my budget. Just one question: If I could squeeze my pockets... do you think I can use the Intel® Core i7-2600K SandyBridge processor with the configuration you suggested? Would it be worth the price difference? Thank you once again.
  3. The 2600k is a great CPU, but you would want an aftermarket CPU cooler to get the most out of it as these are made specifically for overclocking.

    If you can't afford the extra for both, the 2500k is almost as good as the 2600k and only 850 vs 1200.
  4. OK. Thank you very much for your answer. You have been incredible. Thanks.
  5. I have one last question: Is the hard disk Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA3 compatible with the configuration you described? Would it be worth the price difference?
  6. Also, please tell me how do I mark your answer as the best? I tried pushing the like button, but it says I've already voted.
  7. Yes, the caviar black drive would work fine. I'm not really sure how to mark a thread as answered, I've never asked a question here before. :??:

    No worries though.
  8. just click "Mark as best answer" on the best answer to say This is answered
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