PC Build for 3d modeling and gaming


Dec 5, 2012
Hello, I'm looking to build my own PC for 3d modeling and gaming.
What build would be the best for the price range of 1500-2000
I use softwares such as zbrush, 3ds max, photoshop...
Take note that this would be my first time building a computer so pointers would be much appreciated!

pongo :bounce:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130643 $167 shipped after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501 $320
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231487 $130 (I use ripjawsX; very stable)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352020 $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182271 $120 after rebate; 5 year warranty
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127696 $295 shipped after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236175 $155 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135252 $40 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126097 $21 shipped (I use a lighted keyboard; $25 on amazon, but light has to be on all the time due to blue background)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416550 $100

Total: about $1448 after rebates

I was all set to recommend a xeon cpu and board, but the memory issues and board compromises made me switch back to a standard system.