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Cheap 3d modeling computer

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December 13, 2012 3:31:06 AM

I need a computer that can handle intensive and extensive use of 3D rendering software and game engine use for a reasonable budget. Roughly $1000-1200 including the monitor. Can anyone give me any ideas that will be good on performance?
December 13, 2012 4:06:42 AM

Here's a suggestion.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sgGr

You can drop down to a 7870 if it's too close to the budget. Additionally, you can change to a GeForce or either of the nVIDIA or AMD workstation cards depending on your work.
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December 13, 2012 6:15:30 AM

For 3D use, you may be better looking at a Nvidia card. Since they've released the lower range now, the price for performance is similar to AMD now. Perhaps a GTX 660 or a 660 Ti although not sure about the price.
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