400-500$ 3D Modeling and Gaming PC Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Last response: October 29, 2011 1:49 PM in Systems Share tbass1997 October 28, 2011 10:44:53 PM Hey guys, I just wanted a PC that could do some Maya 2012, or Zbrush, and some gaming, like Skyrim or Minecraft on moderate-high settings if possible. Approximate Purchase Date: Around Christmas Budget Range: 400-500 After Rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Modeling, Programming, Surfing the internet Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Monitor, DVD Drive, Mouse Country of Origin: USA Parts Preferences: None Overclocking: Maybe (If even possible ) SLI or Crossfire: No Additional Comments: None, only thing I want is a fast clean solid computer. More about : 400 500 modeling gaming jmsellars1 a b 4 Gaming October 28, 2011 11:15:03 PM I think this would be perfectly possible if you have an old HDD you can use, if not I don't know if it will, HDD's are expensive atm D: m 0 l ScrewySqrl a b 4 Gaming October 28, 2011 11:15:21 PM with Hard drive prices climbing through the roof (Prices have doubled this month), I think you'll be hard pressed to get one that does 3D modelling at your price. a 500 GB drive that was $40 on Oct 1st is $90 now. m 0 l Related resources 3D modeling/rendering + some gaming PC - Forum building gaming/ 3D Modeling PC Need help with PSU and Case 350$ - Forum Budget PC build (3-d modeling, gaming, simulators) - Forum Building a gaming and 3D modeling PC - Forum $800 pc 3d modeling/ gaming build. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Wildcat313 October 28, 2011 11:17:56 PM Does the price doubling apply to SSD's too? m 0 l jmsellars1 a b 4 Gaming October 28, 2011 11:20:34 PM Wildcat313 said:Does the price doubling apply to SSD's too? No m 0 l tbass1997 October 28, 2011 11:21:59 PM I have a HDD I can use m 0 l jmsellars1 a b 4 Gaming October 28, 2011 11:22:29 PM ScrewySqrl said:with Hard drive prices climbing through the roof (Prices have doubled this month), I think you'll be hard pressed to get one that does 3D modelling at your price. a 500 GB drive that was $40 on Oct 1st is $90 now. Where I am from a 500GB Seagate Barracuda which was £28-30 is now £100-120. a 3TB Hitachi drive is £600 where I work haha, it was like £100. m 0 l Wildcat313 October 28, 2011 11:23:07 PM I didnt think so but just was making sure, didnt start researching computer components again until a couple weeks ago. Back on topic: Correct me if wrong... but I think being able to play Skyrim on high settings will be tough with a $400-$500- build. Maybe if you push it up to $700 m 0 l tbass1997 October 28, 2011 11:24:36 PM Meh. I think I can do 700. m 0 l jmsellars1 a b 4 Gaming October 28, 2011 11:27:34 PM tbass1997 said:I have a HDD I can use Good, I just added this up on Newegg: Intel i5-2400 8GB Corsair XMS3 ASRock H61M/U3S3 Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Antec 100 Corsair CX-500 DVD Burner Actually comes closer to $600 but I don't know where I would try to save money there to be honest, depends which is more important out of gaming and work. If gaming is more important: Change to i3-2100 and 1 x 4GB RAM If work is more important: Change to Corsair CX-430 and HD 6770 1GB Maybe get a slightly cheaper case or motherboard too, reusing an old DVD burner would help as well. m 0 l jmsellars1 a b 4 Gaming October 28, 2011 11:30:36 PM Ah, just noticed you can bump up the budget a bit and you have a DVD burner already. I'd run that original build I said but with a HD 6870 and no DVD Burner. Comes just under $600 on Newegg before rebates ($40) m 0 l tbass1997 October 28, 2011 11:32:55 PM Sweet, Is i5 good? Im not a AMD Fanboy, but I have never owned an intel m 0 l ScrewySqrl a b 4 Gaming October 29, 2011 12:28:11 PM yes the i5-2400 is an excelent chip m 0 l jmsellars1 a b 4 Gaming October 29, 2011 1:49:37 PM Yeah that i5 will beat any AMD chip in games, only thing is you can't overclock. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! 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