I recently ordered a dell performance PC to work on my VFX shots at home. It’s a great deal I got during the promotional ‘Days of Dell’ week. The configurations is quite impressive as well – 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD, i7 2600, ATI HD 6670 DDR5, 24” Monitor. Unfortunately(if you wanna buy it now) it now costs CAD$1669.00 where I got it for $1230. Although the graphics card is not good enough Im counting on the processor and the RAM. The softwares I currently work with are – Nuke, Maya, After Effects, SynthEyes and Houdini and im hoping this config will more than sufficiently handle these.
This is the Model, but you will have to configure it to the above mentioned configuration - http://configure.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dxps8300_f_5e&c=ca&l=en&s=dhs&cs=cadhs1&model_id=xps-8300
I am still waiting for the shipment to arrive and will post about the performance when I get it.
Until then, uhmmm..bye!