Advice For 3D Modelling PC

Hi, I am trying to get a good 3D modelling PC for use with maya, I won't be doing anything really intense, but I need pretty good performance. but i'm on a budget. so i was thinking, what if i just add a workstation GPU, to my current computer, which has an amd athlon 64x2 4000+ cpu, which is a 2.1 ghz dual core, and an acer f690GVM mobo, which is pci, it also has 4 gigs of ddr2 ram, and a msi geforce 210. so what if i just replaced the 210 with something like an nvidia quadro 2000??? would that be good enough? or would i have to build a new PC?
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  1. Maya is very CPU and RAM intensive, I've used it before on a class.

    What's your budget? Your system looks really outdated.
  2. Yeah, that's a pretty slow PC by workstation standards. I would build an entirely new pc. You should get a Xeon or 3770k (depending on if you overclock, price and what memory you intend to use), 16GB of memory and AT LEAST a Quadro 2000 or Firepro v5900. I recommend the Firepro as its faster in Maya than the Quadro.
  3. It's just for modeling than it doesn't really use the cpu at all. The graphics card is holding you back and a quadro would help significantly for viewport performance. As long as it's not too complex, 4gb ram should be enough. I used to work on an old c2d 2.1ghz with 4gb ram, now has a 6570 and can handle upwards of 100k polys. It's the textures that will fill the ram otherwise I'm sure it'll handle more polys.
  4. how about an fx-6100 or an fx-8120??? i hear the 8150 is almost as good as the 2500k, which is more than good enough for me. or maybe something like an a10-5800k. would one of those cpu's + 8 gigs of ram and a firepro v5900 do fine?
  5. will this build be good?

    mobo:
    BIOSTAR A960A3+ AM3+ AMD RX881 ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138362
    GIGABYTE GA-F2A85X-UP4 FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128566

    one of the following cpu's
    AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103962
    AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961
    AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103960
    AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280

    NOTE: if i get the a10 i will get this mobo:
    GIGABYTE GA-F2A85X-UP4 FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128566

    RAM:
    G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231422

    GPU:
    AMD 100-505648 FirePro V5900 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Workstation Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814195106

    HDD:
    Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K1000.C 0F10383 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145304

    DVD DRIVE:
    SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031

    PSU:
    RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152036

    FAN'S:
    Two MASSCOOL FD08025S1M4 80mm Case Fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150007

    and One Rosewill RFA-120-WL 120mm 4 White LEDs LED Case Fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200051

    i am looking for advice as to which cpu i should pick and if this build would be good for maya.
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