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Old 05-06-2005, 05:37 PM   #1
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Default Okay i have had enough of my PC

Im going to kick the crap out of it... :headbang:

anything i do in maya i can get so far untill my crappy graphics card kicks in.. ive posted twice on suggestions for a new graphics card but ive never come around to getting one because ive been really busy with exams in sixthform recently and busy with my crap part time job lol

If anyone could recommend me some system specs that will give me both good results in using maya and for gaming aswell please...

mike, kurt... possible you could post me specs of ur PC's?

i dont have the cash right now and im aware this is going to cost me a fortune to get something better than i have...

my current specs are:

AMD AthalonXP 3200 at 2.2ghz
2 * 512mb Crucial memory
Radeon 9600 256mb AGP 8x graphics card
mobo is a gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2

i only got the system last october for about 300ish

im open to suggestions for a decent system thats value for money.. i can build computers myself so it doesnt have to come as a package deal or anything unless its a really good deal...

thanks in advance and i hope someone can answer this prayer some day lol :bow:
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Old 05-06-2005, 05:52 PM   #2
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heck, I do maya on system with lower specs...

Check the qualified hardware list at alias:

(for 6.5) http://www.alias.com/eng/support/may...ya_65_win.html

(for 6.0) http://www.alias.com/eng/support/may...ya_60_win.html
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Old 05-06-2005, 05:56 PM   #3
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hmm.. what graphics card you using then mate?
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Old 05-06-2005, 06:37 PM   #4
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I have an older Quadro4 980 XGL with 128mb. I've had the card for about 3 years and it still handles everything I've thrown at it, inlcuding games.

[edit] of course I don't play shooter's with all the bells and whistles on.
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Old 05-06-2005, 06:39 PM   #5
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well quadro says it all dont it

i reckon my card is jut not compatible with maya.... i have had a thought about it.. but getting just a new card for my computer isnt worth it... so im going to look at getting a whole new system
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Old 05-06-2005, 07:12 PM   #6
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okay i had a think about things yet again.. while i save up to get my new system etc which ive been looking at... im thinking of getting a cheap ATi FireGL card...

can anyone help me out here... it must be cheaper than 100 and be for AGP 8x also current direct x etc...

thanks in advance
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I'd love to have those specs. I'm on a 5/6 year old 677Mhz P3, 20GB Hard Drive, 128Mb Memory, GeForce 1 DDR card....

All pretyy embarrassing One of the two reasons why i dont use Maya anymore (for now anyway).

Luckly i'm actually getting a new PC within the next 2 months. My budgets around 1,000 - 1,300

Who here rates MESH Computers. I'm buying from them.
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Old 05-06-2005, 09:24 PM   #8
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Yep Mesh are cool. A friend of mine had one a while back. They are in Barnet I think. Service was good apparently. Hes upgraded to a Dell since then though with all the trimmings!! But yeah go for it.

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okay im having trouble finding shops online that sell cheap FireGL AGP and cheap Quadro FX agp cards...

whats better:

FireGL T2 128MB DDR AGP8x Dual DVI-I Retail

or

PNY Quadro FX 500 AGP8x

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adding to my previous post:

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=62577

or

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=79992

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bare in mind i also play games on my machine aswell as graphic stuff...

really need to find out whats better to go for asap cuz im getting impatient and want me new card lol
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Chewy

Have a look at this thread:

http://forum.simplymaya.com/showthre...threadid=16202

Still using my Quadro FX500 (no problems running anything!!!).

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