09 September 2009, 10:18 PM
Hello, I am seeking advice on buying a home computer workstation for myself to be used for 2D and 3D graphics (particulary Photoshop, Maya, ZBrush). I know next to nothing about how to go about the process of choosing the right hardware and where to purchase it from, other than that I need to make sure my hardware is approved to be compatible by the manufacturer of the software I intend to utilize. I know that I want a PC Desktop, I want something very powerful and professional grade, and budget is not an issue (although I don't want to get ripped off, I am able to afford top quality and service.)
I noticed that the entry on recommended vendors/manufacturers is dated to 2004 and at least one of the vendors seems to no longer exists so I thought I'd try my luck and ask for some guidance. As my knowledge/experience in hardware is very limited, I am concerned that it would not be wise for me to assemble the computer myself, unless there were services that could do it for me. I have heard some tell about Boxx, so if that is a good choice let me know.