So my laptop is about 4 years old, has been hit by a car, fallen down stairs, had stuff dropped on it. Needless to say it is on the last leg. Before it dies completely and I am left without a computer, I was thinking of putting together one myself. Only problem is, I have never build a PC before. So I was wondering if you guys could tell me what to look for and how to find it that would be great.
What I am looking for:
Something around $2000 (willing to go over a bit)
Something that can run a number of programs at once.
-Maya 2011 or 2012
(Not all at the same time but two or three SMOOTHLY)
If I could play SOME games on it that would be nice *I am not a gamer but minecraft is fun*
EDIT: Changed the CPU to 2600k, memory to 16GB low latency modules and removed the GPU. I would agree with quicksand10 to poll your colleagues to see what GPU they recommend, however the GTX 570 may still be a good fit. If you aren't going to overclock, then skip the CPU Cooler, CPU Cooler fan, Case Fans, and change the CPU to the non-k model.