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# 1 09-06-2011 , 05:19 AM
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New Computer $1000 Budget

Hi everybody!

My friend uses Maya and needs a new computer. She has a macbook pro, but it is slow rendering and overheats badly. Her budget is $1000 and she also needs a new monitor.

Is this a good system for what she is trying to do?
https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.657737

As far as monitors go, should she be looking for anything in particular?

What type of video card would be recommended?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

# 2 09-06-2011 , 06:59 AM
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# 3 09-06-2011 , 07:44 AM
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as for video cards I would recommend getting any nvidia card from 8series upwards

# 4 10-06-2011 , 08:40 PM
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I think it comes down to priorities..., I would make a series of list in each 'department' of the computer build then plug in prices for the different components so that they add up to the target price (including taxes and all that crap)- this way you can look at the different elements and either get a balanced system or focus on getting the best video card possible but skipping the SSD for an IDE or whatever. I think the graphics card is and RAM are where you try to get the best performance/price but I'm a newbie- get the fastest everything you can afford.

This way you can show the list to the person who wants the new deck and you can talk about it for endless hours, switching components in the lists until you go crazy.

Just a thought.


Hi everybody!

My friend uses Maya and needs a new computer. She has a macbook pro, but it is slow rendering and overheats badly. Her budget is $1000 and she also needs a new monitor.

Is this a good system for what she is trying to do?
https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.657737

As far as monitors go, should she be looking for anything in particular?

What type of video card would be recommended?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks


# 5 10-06-2011 , 08:41 PM
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I think Ram and Processor should be the top of your List then your gpu

# 6 11-06-2011 , 03:28 AM
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Yeah, processor and RAM are important if her tasks are heavy on rendering.

I can't see the Newegg deal you linked because the combo is no longer available the site says.

For a monitor, if you're going the LCD route (which in this age I'm assuming you are) then aim for one with DVI and a response rate of 5ms or less. Size is a matter of preference but personally I don't see the point in anything less than 22".

As for the rest, you'll have to do some research if you don't know how to, for instance..

* choose a cpu that suits your needs rather than choosing the most expensive one and forking out bucket loads of cash building around that.

*take note of the cpu socket type and finding a mainboard that supports that socket and later. Don't get the mainboard where the latest cpu it supports is the one you're buying now because you're going to be outta luck upgrading later and will have to gut your machine.

*note the supported RAM speeds on the mainboard and search for RAM based on that, check the going rate on all the supported speeds and make your trade offs between getting as fast a speed as possible while being able to afford a worthwhile amount. Personally, I think 4GB is bare min.

*look past the memory size on a graphic card as people get starry eyed when they see 1GB (which is nice) in the description. Check out the bit rate etc. Also I'm biased, I use Nvidia user added image. I say Geforce GTX 200 and onwards.

* choose a hard drive. Make sure the mainboard supports that interface type, whether it be Sata or whatnot. Note the average seek time, and stay away from anything below 7200 rpm as that is pretty standard. Make a note to partition large capacity drives into smaller volumes for better performance.

This is where I'll stop because the ins and outs of building your own PC are kinda outside the scope of a forum post and I've rambled on enough.


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