- CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
Eventually I will upgrade my memory to max out my mother board at 32GB
But my question is this. I understand that the graphics card does not really help with the rendering process but instead helps with the viewing of the view ports while modeling. If I am looking at spending no more then $400, what would you suggest?
Please also keep in mind I will be doing some gaming on this machine as well, since this is more for personal use...I.E personal models, gaming...but it will be used when I work from home from time to time.
One thing you have to do is check the video card's length (see the specs) and compare that to the maximum length for video cards supported by your pc case. These are big cards, and might not fit lengthwise into more cramped cases.
"Some features of 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design 2012 are enabled only when used with graphics hardware that supports Shader Model 3.0 (Pixel Shader and Vertex Shader 3.0). In addition, Quicksilver hardware rendering requires additional GPU resources to work effectively. A minimum of 512 MB of graphics memory should be used. A minimum of 1 GB is recommended for the most complex scenes, shaders, and lighting modes. The integrated iray® rendering technology from mental images runs well on CPU processing alone but can be accelerated by NVIDIA GPU CUDA technology."