Building a new pc for 3d modeling/animation


Mar 24, 2009
I was wondering if you guys and girls could tell me if this sounds like an adequate system im not looking to spend more than 600 dollars and so far that seems realistic. Here are the parts im looking at now.


EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard or

EVGA 132-YW-E178-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI FTW ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
8 Phase power design, 100% solid state capacitors, 3-Way SLI

Either a nvidia 9500 because then i can get two and sli it or a really good evga 9800gtx

corsair xms ram for whichever board i get

and an intel core 2 quad 2.66ghz processor.

and a diet soda.

any suggestions are welcome please i havent built a pc in years and i need this for creating a new portfolio.

my old system was an

mobo - asus a7v880
video card - nvidia 6600gt 512mb agp 8x
cpu - amd athlon xp 3200 2.2ghz
ram - 1gb pc 5300 corsair xms
case - asus vento 3600

which spontaneously decided that it did not want to power up and then decided the ide ports didnt work anymore so yea time to upgrade.
Just buy one gfx card . You dont need a powerful 3D gaming card for modeling and animation . A single 9500 will be fine , or if you game definitely the 9800gtx and not two 9500's.

A quadcore is a good idea . Check on newegg for cpu/mb combo deals . Ideally the later 45 nm intel cpu and not an 6xxx series .

The nVidia chipsets arent well respected by performance freaks [ unless they went SLI ] so a board based on an intel P43 or P45 is a better choice