Hi there, I am majoring in Animation... and later on I will be using alot of maya and photoshop or another design software that I haven't know yet. I had searched and asked for people opinions in another forums for the specs;
My budget is around $1200-1500...
intel i5 3470 6M Cache,up to 3.60 GHz intel LGA 1155
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H intel Socket 1155
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 (2X4Gb) DDR3
WDC SATA III Caviar Black 2 TB 64Mb 3.5Inch Int 3,5 Inch
Gigabyte GTX 660 2Gb 192Bit DDR5 GV-N660OC-2GI NVidia PCI Exp.
Power Up luxury 600W Multifunction
Sony DVDRW Sata 24x Oem Internal
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($25.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
3: I've been thinking to buy an iMac, but I'm not sure wheter its spec is good enough for maya?
3.1 GHz Quadcore Intel Core i7, Turbo boost up to 3.9 GHz
8 GB 1600 MHz DDR 3 SDRAM - 2x4 GB
HD: 1TB Serial ATA DRIVE @5400Rpm
NVDIA GeFORCE GT 650m 512 MB GDDR5
Display 21.5" LED
so, which one do you think is better for 1 and 2? or maybe you guys have a better spec opinion?
please help me, I'll really appreciate it.
Thank you so much
Hi i know this is completely irrelevent but i have no idea how to start a new thread on this website so i wana ask my question here if you dont mind.
I currently have a fujitsu AH530 and I might be getting the MSI GX720. The specs for the fujitsu are:
Processor: Intel Core i3 i3-350M / 2.26 GHz
Multi-Core Technology: Dual-Core
64-bit Computing: Yes
Chipset Type: Mobile Intel HM55 Express
Type: L3 cache
Installed Size: 3.0 MB
Installed Size: 4.0 GB
Technology: DDR3 SDRAM – 1066.0 MHz
Configuration Features: 2 x 2 GB
Floppy Drive: None
Hard Drive: 500.0 GB – Serial ATA-150 – 5400.0 rpm
Storage Removable: None
Hard drive type: Portable
And the specs for the MSI GX720 are:
• The latest Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology
• Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
• 17" TFT-LCD Widescreen Display
• Exclusive Turbo Drive Engine Technology
• Exclusive ECO Engine Power Management System
• The Combination of Aluminum and Metallic Threads in Body Design
• The nVIDIA Geforce 9600M GT 3D Graphic Card with DDR3 512 MB VRAM
• Theater Class 5 Speakers
• HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) Output
• Built-in 2.0 Mega Pixel Webcam
• 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN with Bluetooth
So im confused whether to keep my fujitsu or to switch to this MSI laptop, according to these specs which one is better? I'm 17 so I use the laptop for gaming purposes at most.
imacs have a heavy surcharge and their os is built with the bios for warrenty. so while upgradding apple products voids warrenty. if have the money buy one but youll get more bang for your buck building it.
However if you wanted a apple os you need hp motherboard because their bios seems tailored to apple.
i5 would do.
i recommend 3770k cpu 1155
If you have enough money :
- Core i5 (the fastest possible) : today it's the best ratio "performance/price"
- Windows Seven Pro 64 bits (because Windows 8 is too "new" for Autodesk and it will be only for releases 2014)
- 8 Gb Ram (if possible)
- A "good small" graphic card (with 1 Gb if possible)
- HDD (Minimum : 200-300 Gb) the fastest possible
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