Hey guys, I wonder if you can help me. My girlfriend is studying 3D Computer Animation at uni and now she's halfway through year 2, her work is starting to get to the stage that rendering is becoming a bit of a nightmare. Uni resources are horrible and her laptop, though pretty decent for running Maya and actually doing the work, takes forever to render. So she's decided that it's about time she got herself a dedicated machine for her work. I subscribe to custom PC and it's great if you're a gamer (or lately a folder) for information, but I've not seen much in this department so I'd like to ask, any suggestions to a build? I'll fill this out, just to keep everyone happy: Budget: Students, so as low as possible. Preferably under a grand (including a pair of monitors). Main uses of intended build: 3D Modeling and Rendering Parts required: Whole system, but I'm sure we'll manage to pick a keyboard and mouse without any trouble. Previous build information (list details of parts): Nothing, starting from scratch. Monitor resolution: A pair of 22's would be ideal. She understands better, but I believe she'll need something with a really high colour fidelty. Storage requirements: Not overly important. Will you be overclocking: yes/no (delete as required) Not something I've ever done, so not confident with it. If it'd help and would be straight forward I would be happy to give it a go. Any motherboard requirements (no. of USB, Xfire/SLI, fan headers): Nothing really. Extra information about desired system: Other than the info given, I'm open to any suggestions. I'm pretty comfortable assembling it myself. Oh, and thanks (in advance) for all your help.