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1200 dollar build, for 3DSMax & Premiere 1.5

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fuzzba11

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GPU for under $180? I don't want to limit the rendering performance of the X2 3800 too much. This rig will be used for 3D Studio Max, Adobe Premiere 1.5, and various other production software like After Effects. I'm pricing the rig from this site, hardwarezone pricelist, so don't suggest other retailers please. The price conversion is .597 Singapore dollars to the US dollar :p

He doesn't play any games, it's going to be used for work.

CPU $358 - 3800+
Mobo $120 - A8N-E (NF4), K8NF-9
RAM $210 - 2GB Corsair ValueSelect
GPU $180 - X700 Pro? X800GT? 6600GT?
HDD $120 - WD 200GB w/ 16MB cache
DVD $60 dual layer DVD-R 16X, PIONEER DVR-110DBK PIONEER DVR-110D

Case $70 - CM Cavalier 3, or $100 Super LANboy
PSU $85 - Antec True430W
 

attack

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May 23, 2002
find a card which flashes to a quadro or firegl easily....other than that, looks good
 

ckj

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You may want to get him a bigger harddrive since he will be working with models and the like (not sure how much space that takes up), or maybe set up raid 1 to protect his work.

I don't think the videocard is that important in rendering, but in case it is, get him something like an x800.
 

Pinky

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ckj said:
I don't think the videocard is that important in rendering, but in case it is, get him something like an x800.

I was thinking the same thing - I think the programs mentioned rely on the CPU to do all the number crunching. You could use a x300 for decent video playback.