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strykerofchaos

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As I'm about to head into the start of my 3D modeling/animating/rendering part of schooling I am looking to upgrade my desktop so that it can easily handle what I throw at it with reasonable pricing.

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.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16883227173

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
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129021

GeForce GTX 560ti
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814134131

G.Skill 8GB (2x4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231311

MSi LGA 1155 ATX Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130573

Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115071

Edited by strykerofchaos, 14 May 2011 - 05:42 PM.

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iammykyl

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Gday strykerofc​haos.

Your link to Newegg returns error.
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Odd, it should have worked. Fixed in OP and updated with ideas for build

Edited by strykerofchaos, 14 May 2011 - 05:42 PM.

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A little info in case you were not aware.
installing the 2600 on a P67 Mobo = no overclocking, no integrated graphics,
2600 on a H67 = no overclocking, integrated graphics.
2600K on a P67 = overclocking, no graphics

2600 on a Z68 = no overclocking, integrated graphics.
2600K on a Z68 = overclocking and integrated graphics.

The Z68 Mobos are socket 1155 and will support Intel's next CPUs so you will have an upgrade path in the future.

There are not many about yet. Here is one review, > http://benchmarkrevi...d=741&Itemid=69

I suggest you do some more research, and get back to us.
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