Hey everyone my name is Luis, just to let you guys know I don't really know much about computer construction and I'm going to have my dad help me out. As of right now I'm a freelance compositor and student film maker. Ive began doing a lot of short films and have a big school project where im going to be the sole compositor of the project. I also have jobs coming up so I would like a computer that can handle workload after workload.
Approximate Purchase Date: Real soon like in two weeks at the most
Budget Range: 800-1200 (lower the better)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Compositing on After Effects and 3d modeling on 3ds max, Maya, Mudbox
Parts Not Required: I have some parts I could use like keyboards and mouses but if you guys know of any that are good and on the cheaper side add them.
and RAM as much as possible I'm good with maybe 8 gigs at the moment but upgradability is a must
SLI or Crossfire: I would like to go with an SLI compatible motherboard so maybe down the line i can go with two video cards but I dont think my programs need a lot of GPU power because theyre more CPU intensive but I may be wrong. Thoughts?
Monitor Resolution: HD no doubt but I dont need this right away I can wait till i get money from jobs to get this. I have an HD tv that i use as a monitor.
Additional Comments: Thanks for your time everyone, any other tips on the subject would be great! Cheers!!