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What PC should I buy for Autodesk 3DS Max?
show user profile  HighNote
Hello, I'm a second year student studying 3D animation and have finally came to the conclusion that my old laptop just cannot hack the work load. I have a budget of £1000 and I am now looking to buy the best possible desktop computer to work with and render with the program auto desk 3DS max, also being able to game would be nice as well.

As I am pretty useless when It comes to computers I need some advice on 1) what specs I need/could afford and 2) The best possible place to buy from online or otherwise (I live in the UK btw), Im not sure If I have to build one myself or could buy pre-built, but I have gotten some general information that purchasing a Quadcore I7 with 8GB of RAM is good, but that's all I know. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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10/5/2011 10:42:00 AM (last edit: 10/5/2011 10:42:00 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Here's my recommendation:

This or something similar. You can customise the PC to your needs.

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10/5/2011 10:47:39 AM (last edit: 10/5/2011 10:48:25 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
if you can hold off till november 6 core SNB is on the way. thats what im getting anyway, along with 32 gigs of ram xD i estimate the cost for mother board + cpu + ram should fall to around 800€ so should easily fit £1000 with psu, hdd and video included

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10/5/2011 11:01:49 AM (last edit: 10/5/2011 11:04:18 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I need a new computer. I can't decide if I should wait for the 6-core one or buy a new one now. I won't be buying a new computer for years, so perhaps I should wait.


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10/5/2011 11:12:02 AM (last edit: 10/5/2011 11:12:02 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
given that its the next mainstream-serverish platform theres a good chance we'll see cpu updates for 3+ years for it, i predict 8 cores by summer 2012!

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10/5/2011 11:45:57 AM (last edit: 10/5/2011 11:45:57 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Earlier than that, I've been told. They aren't far behind the six-core chips.

I think I'll wait.

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10/5/2011 11:52:59 AM (last edit: 10/5/2011 11:52:59 AM)
show user profile  Dave
I keep re-spec'ing my future build... cutting down on things here and there in an attempt to make it semi-affordable for the "now"... but yeah, I think if I just wait a little bit longer (I mean, it's already been about 3 years, an extra month or two won't hurt), then I might be able to get something I'd feel 'safe' not upgrading for a long, long time.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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10/5/2011 12:34:05 PM (last edit: 10/5/2011 12:34:05 PM)
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