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$400 CPU/mobo/graphics combo for 3dsMax / Rhino3D

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January 6, 2013 6:04:47 PM

Hello everyone! :hello: 

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

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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