I am currently looking to buy a new PC that I will mainly use for gaming and 3D modeling (Zbrush, Maya, Mudbox).
Approximate Purchase Date: This week. Budget Range: No fixed budget but around $3000 CAD would be fine. System Usage: 3D modeling (Zbrush, Maya, Mudbox), Photoshop, Gaming, Watching movies. Parts Not Required: Mouse, Monitor, OS. Preferred Website: I want to buy from NCIX.com. Country: Canada. Parts Preferences: Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU. Overclocking: Maybe, I never overclocked before. SLI or Crossfire: I don't know. Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080. Additional Comments: I don't want to have a workstation video card because I want to play video games in good conditions. Also, I would like to have a Blu-Ray reader, a keyboard and new speakers that are affordable. (I don't want to put too much money on that) Finally, I am wondering if it's important to have a sound card and a network card? (I am using a wireless connection)
I already started to "build" my PC online and I selected those parts till now:
That leaves you +$200 for peripherals, which I know nothing about . I do not know if the Optical Drive is Blu-Ray, but other than that, it should be good. Also added the ability to add a third 670 in the future. If you want, you can add another 16 GB of RAM as well.