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Desktop purchase for 3D Modeling/Texturing and Painting

by hbgowest / March 5, 2013 1:36 AM PST

I am planning on purchasing a desktop computer and am looking for recommendations. I will be using it for design, painting and 3D modeling/texturing. I currently have an Asus laptop but the graphics card is not compatible with one of the programs I need (See my previous forum post: http://forums.cnet.com/7723-19684_102-587460/is-it-possible-to-update-an-intel-3000-graphics-card/?tag=tracked-disc;track-587460)

Here are the programs I will be using:
Adobe Master Collection CS6 - http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/mastercollection/tech-specs.html
Pixologiz Zbrush - http://pixologic.com/sculptris/requirements/
Autodesk Maya, Mudbox, 3Ds Max - http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/entertainment_creation_suites_2013_system_requirements_us.pdf
The Foundry MARI - http://www.thefoundry.co.uk/products/mari/system-requirements/


My budget is no more than $1,500. I know that this may seem too low for using all of these programs, but I unfortunately can't afford to spend more than that at this point... I was thinking about purchasing an iMac but only half of the programs I need are compatible with Mac computers.

I would appreciate some direction as far as where or what computers and/or brands I should be looking at, or maybe just general specs I should look for in order to run this software as well as my budget will allow.

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I doubt anyone can nail that for you.
by bob b / March 8, 2013 2:10 AM PST

After looking at the reqs for the products you want to run this would be the core of my build.

Cpu.....I5-3570
Gpu.....Hd-7850
Ram....8GB
Psu......700w or greater......single rail.

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Thank you!
by hbgowest / March 17, 2013 1:03 AM PDT

Thank you so much!

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by colorcharging / April 28, 2013 2:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you!

What did you ultimately purchase, if you have done so...

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