Hi, i'm looking to build my own computer. I was looking at the computers in the dell outlet store, but i notice all of them had really crappy graphics cards, so i figured it'd be more cost-effective to build one. I need this computer for 2 things mostly. One, is gaming. High-end games such as BF3 and so on, and some low-end games i play as well. The second, which is more important, is running 3D modeling programs, namely MAYA 2013, Mudbox, 3ds Max, as well as doing rendering etc. with them. Also video editing, and special effects with adobe after effects, and photo editing with photoshop etc. I dont need all of these programs to run completely top notch, but i need them to run decently to give me a decent workflow.
This is the build I have looked at, and is within my price range (~$1000). But I need some advice since this is my first time building. Are these the right parts, will they work together (i've looked at the specifications and from what i can tell they do), should it all fit with my case, and do i have absolutely EVERYTHING that i need. For the 1k pricerange, is any of this inefficient or not cost effective? Are there any better cheaper options? Any advice you guys can give me would be great.
GPU is fine as well, though there are several other deals that are a tad bit cheaper.
if you're going to choose AMD, the 660ti's equivalent is the 7950. going for a 7870 will result in a performance drop over a stock 660ti, unless you OC it.