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Old 03 March 2014   #1
Help with new pc needed

Hello

I want to buy a new pc but I don't know which hardware is good in my price range.

So I wanted to ask you what you would recommend for 1250 $? But the Monitor has to be included in my budget.

The computer will be used for animation, compositing, digital drawing and modelling

Thank You very much
 
Old 04 April 2014   #2
You're going to struggle to get something even half decent within that price range, best bet is to go second hand and get it well tested before you buy it. The most important components would be the MB, CPU, graphic card & memory, I'd buy these new if possible. One thing, there's no need to splash out on a workstation graphic card, they're incredibly expensive for what they do, if you do your research, gaming cards can do the job at half the price. The rest I'd buy second hand because these wouldn't afffect the performance.

Here's a link anyway:

http://www.custompcreview.com/pc-co...tion-pc-builds/

Last edited by Mickolboy : 04 April 2014 at 11:35 AM.
 
Old 04 April 2014   #3
$1250 will get you a perfectly decent machine to work on.

4 core i7 @ 3.4ghz (3.8ghz single)
16 gigs of ram
geforce 750Ti has a nice price point for its power
Hitachi 3TB harddrive

Whatever motherboard holds it all together and youll have an easy 300-400 left to pick a monitor, $300 for a new 24 inch screen or $400 odd for a par of cheaper or second hand panels.
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Old 04 April 2014   #4
...plus motherboard, PSU, cooler and case? Must be a great shop.
 
Old 04 April 2014   #5
Corsair Cambridge case $59
evga geforce 750Ti $154
Corsair cx 500watt $59
Crucial 2x8GB $154
ASRock intel motherboard $129
Intel i7 4770 with oem fan $309
windows 8.1 $99

Total $970, newegg.com

Keep the existing keyboard, mouse and optical drive (or throw on $50 for new ones) That leaves him with enough cash to pick a 24" screen. $1250 is enough to get a machine which is capable of doing any work he desires.
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