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Old 09-10-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
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hello my name is Francis. i am going of to university this year to study computer game design. the soft where i will be using will be 3ds max. i have decided that i would like a computer that will run 3ds max well and will babble to render an average of100,000 polygons and will beable to run games such as sky rim, fallout 3, call of duty modern warfair 3 and other simlar games. i have had a look at different computers. the computer that took an intrest had this spec

CPU: 2085 - NEW! Intel Core i5 3570K
CPU Cooler: 3015 - Xigmatek Loki SD-S963
Operating System: 11014 - Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Motherboard: 4139 - NEW! Asus P8Z77-V LX
Memory: 5041 - 8GB Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance (2x4GB)
Hard Drives: 6028 - 1TB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s
Additional Storage: 6039 - 120GB SSD S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s
Optical Drive: 7003 - 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
Graphics card: 8063 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB
Sound card: 10001 - Onboard 7.1 Audio
Internet: 13006 - Wireless 802.11N 300Mbps MIMO PCI card
Keyboard and Mouse: 14001 - Keyboard, mouse and speakers
Case: 17053 - NEW! Coolermaster HAF 932
PSU: 18034 - 700W Xigmatek

i was just wandering if this was a good spec computer for my needs. please pleas please would some one babble to give me some guidance
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:00 PM   #2
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What are the minimum system requirements for 3DS Max?

It's a good rig.
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:36 PM   #3
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there you go

Minimum Requirements for 3DS Max 2012 - 32bit edition
Operating system: Windows 7 Professional, Vista Business operating system (SP2 or higher), XP Professional (SP3 or higher).

- Pentium® 4 1.4 GHz or equivalent AMD processor with SSE2 technology
- 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
- 2 GB swap space (4 GB recommended)
- 3 GB free hard drive space
- Direct3D 10, Direct3D 9
- OpenGL-capable graphics card (256 MB or higher video card memory, 1 GB or higher recommended)

Minimum Requirements for 3DS Max 2012 - 64bit edition
Operating system: Windows 7 Professional x64, Vista Business x64 (SP2 or higher), or XP Professional x64 (SP3 or higher)

-Intel 64 or AMD64 processor with SSE2 technology
- 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
- 4 GB swap space (8 GB recommended)
- 3 GB free hard drive space
- Direct3D 10, Direct3D 9
- OpenGL-capable graphics card (256 MB or higher video card memory, 1 GB recommended)

So what do you think
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I think that rig you configured will serve you well.
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thanks is there anything that you would change ?
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i have changed the ram. i have upgraded to 16GB Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance (4x4GB)
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I'm assuming that the SSD will be your boot drive? I ask because you have it listed as "Additional Storage".
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yh the ssd will be the boot drive and i will also be putting 3ds max on to it
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