I would also like to say that my budget is not terribly strict, as I currently have a working desktop and can slowly upgrade and change, as well as use some of my grant money in the fall to finish the computer. However, I don't need to be spending tons of money on it either.
This is my current build minus one change I've made.
The only change I've made is I took out the power supply (it didn't run well, bad quality) with a Corsair 750W that runs beautifully.
The first things I'm looking to upgrade probably are the tower (my PSU is too big and I want a mid or full tower instead of the micro I currently have.) but I'm not sure what I should start with. I also want to upgrade my Gfx card possibly from the GTS 250 I currently have, and I only have 4GB of Ram and I think upgrading that to at least 8 would be beneficial for renders.
Thoughts? I'm not sure what level of performance I should be shooting for, all I know is that my classes involve working in both Maya 2012 and the Unreal Development Kit and I would like to have a computer that handles both with relative ease.
Thanks for any and all help, it's greatly appreciated.
After doing some digging this is what I've come up with.
Antec 900 MidTower
GeForce GTX 560ti
G.Skill 8GB (2x4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
MSi LGA 1155 ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge
Edited by strykerofchaos, 14 May 2011 - 05:42 PM.