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Hello everyone I'm trying to build a PC and I was hoping someone could help.
What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
3D Modeling (Blender), Gaming (WoW, Tera, FFXIV), Source Filmmaker (Animation + Rendering), Photoshop, etc...
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
I have a budget of $1,000 but I would like to spend around $500 preferably.
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
United States, Chicago, IL and yes.
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Dell: monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Nothing I can think of. As long as it can use the aforementioned programs without any hiccups that'll be fine.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Do you need a copy of Windows 7 or 8.1 included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference for one or the other?
Extra info or particulars:
Source Filmmaker System Requirements:
OS: Windows 7 / Vista (Windows 7 64 bit suggested)
Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
Memory: 2GB (4 GB suggested)
Hard Disk Space: At least 15 GB of Space
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 200 series card or better, or AMD Radeon 3000 series or better (NVIDIA GeForce 400 series or AMD Radeon 5000 series preferred)
Audio: DirectX 9.0c compatible