hi im planning to build a desktop at the end of this year . Kindly suggest me some configs . also let me know of new Cpus or Gpus that will be out by the time i build it.
Budget - 2000 - 2500 Cad $
Country - Canada
Use - 3d modelling , rendering , editing and gaming.
Software i will use - Maya , NukeK , Aftereffects , Photoshop , zbrush etc im a Visual effects student so will be using a lot of CG software .
i need the PC to fast enough to render stuff and also low maintenance cost(reliable).
Thank you Im creating a thread very early because i want to do my research and get opinions from as many people as possible....Thanks again
If you want to force an opinion out of me: For Maya gpu is probably more important than cpu
If I use CAD as a bench for comparison - especially programs such as CAD Civil 3D (Where you have stuff like miles of elevated freeway in 3D)
I would guess an i5 is in more in line with your needs. I've see people running CAD on old dinky laptops (granted its a little slow, but it works). Yes, CAD is cpu intensive, but current cpu's are beasts.
However, when doing 3D in cad, graphics cards really start struggling. And since maya works more with 3D, I would think gpu is more important