Recently I received a degree in computer animation, specializing in visual effects. I got my first job out of college a couple months ago and have been saving up for a nice power PC. The only probelm is that I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to PC specs. I have been a mac fanboy my whole life and want to make the switch to windows.
I need the computer to run Houdini, Maya particle and fluid simulations at decent pace. My laptop is really not cutting it anymore. Im willing to Pay up to $3000, but dont want to go much past $2000 unless it makes a significant difference in sim and render times.
Thanks again for any advice