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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:;track-587460)

Here are the programs I will be using:
Adobe Master Collection CS6 -
Pixologiz Zbrush -
Autodesk Maya, Mudbox, 3Ds Max -
The Foundry MARI -

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.

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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