I'm working with a Medion Akoya P5320-E. It has 16 GB Ram and a 2,7-3,0 GHz Processor. With those settings you'll get clean smooth running software. The newest version of 3DS Max is 3DS Max 2017. For creating VFX I'm using Adobe After Effects and for websites I use the newest version of Adobe Dreamweaver. Pretty good software by the way.