Hello all! I'm pricing out a system for use with Maya. I was curious
to know the relationship between CPU, memory, and video card when it
comes to rendering time - which part of the equation holds the most
sway? I am capable of building the computer myself.
I'm trying to put this whole thing together for under $1200, so I
welcome suggestions on processors, memory, and video cards! This will
most likely be a dual-boot setup, with Maya in Linux and the rest of
my applications in Windows (Macromedia and Adobe). Please keep that
in mind when discussing video cards, as I see several known issues
with video cards in Linux on the hardware compatibility chart at the
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I have shopped at
newegg.com in the past, and will most likely try to shop there
exclusively to avoid headaches and combine shipping.
PS - the ability to play HL2 would be a nice added bonus to this
system, but far from necessary!