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1000~1250 USD system for use with tablet monitor.

Last response: in Systems
February 24, 2012 3:02:06 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: within the week

Budget Range: 1000~1250 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Tablet based Zbrush and Photoshop, some finishing/rigging in Maya

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: South Korea. (Easy access to any Korean parts for very cheap)

Parts Preferences: Nvidia Based Video Card. I'm open to both workstation and consumer cards. I'm leaning a bit to the consumer based if it has at least 1 gig of ram. I'm leaning towards Intel, but I'm not totally deadset. I definitely want at least 8 gigs of ram. Sound is not terribly important if the onboard is somewhat nice. I want at least a Solid State for OS + 3d/2d programs for use with the tablet monitor to keep response time down.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Nope

Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200 Cintiq 21UX. This will be the max operating resolution

Additional Comments: I may run games occasionally, but it won't be my primary concern as my laptop can do it somewhat decently. (i5 + GT540m) Thanks for the help!
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February 24, 2012 5:57:08 AM

A newegg shopping cart:

  • COOLER MASTER Elite 341 RC-341C-KKN1-GP Black Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    I have added another fan. It's a small case and fairly cheap, but it will do the job with the added fan. I have used it in several builds.
  • Western Digital AV-GP WD10EUCX 1TB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    If you could grab some used drive to hold you for a bit that would be better. HDD prices will gradually decline for another 8 months or so.
  • ZOTAC ZT-50313-10M GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
    This should do. I picked a shorter one, and I was thinking maybe Zotac is S. Korean.
  • Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Happens to be on sale, but it's a fine choice if you can find it there at a good price also.
  • CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9
  • ASUS P8Z68-M Pro LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
  • Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
  • COUGAR CF-V12H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan
  • COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...
    Because we all hate the Intel stock cooler.
  • Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit
    Big enough for the OS and a few programs.
    TOTAL: $1,191.90