$400 CPU/mobo/graphics combo for 3dsMax / Rhino3D Tags: New Build CPUs Graphics Systems Last response: January 6, 2013 6:10 PM in Systems Share somerain January 6, 2013 6:04:47 PM Hello everyone! I'm trying to build a PC on a pretty small budget for my sister, who is an architecture student (in Greece). It will be used for Rhino 3D, 3ds Max, Autocad, Photoshop and such stuff. (no gaming at all) Assuming 16gb of memory is required for such applications, that leaves me a maximum of $400 (300€) for a cpu/mobo/graphics card combo. So i guess the main question is, where to put the money, cpu or gpu? Any recommendations? More about : 400 cpu mobo graphics combo 3dsmax rhino3d AMD Radeon a b à CPUs January 6, 2013 6:10:19 PM CPU nothing can help professional software except quadro LOL PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg) Total: $334.97 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 15:09 EST-0500) this combination maybe more expensive in your country... so find the actual price yourself Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forum[Homebuilt] A10 based Budget Gaming PC Forum~$500 Workstation Forumbuilding a new system from scratch Forum$2000 Budget (Need Everything) CG Workstation ForumWorkstation - $2500 ForumHigh-End personal Workstation Guidance ForumGoing into computer animation... ForumI7 build advice: CGI/editing/gaming rig ForumBest cooling solution for my PC? ForumNew Build for Architecture Student (Workstation) ForumBuilding 3ds max computer-questions ForumBuilding a High Performance PC ForumI5-750 vs i7-860 (or i7-920) 3+ yrs down the road- which will hold up? ForumBudget gaming build ForumNew Motherboard and CPU, but nothing runs right! ForumUpgrade of CPU/Memory for ageing desktop Forum[Solved] New build mobo help ForumNo need to buy expensive Radeon graphics card? ForumRed CPU warning light won't turn off. Forum[Solved] Upgrading the build $200 -$300 for CPU or GPU or amd system. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !