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A friend of mine is planning on building a PC exclusively for rendering 3d Studio videos and wanted to to recomend something under 3000€. Since I don't know all that much about this stuff I decided to put a configuration together and hope you guys can help me out.

This is what I thought could work:



HDD drives would go in raid 1, SSD would be used for OS and software.

I was gonna go with a 16:9 aspect ratio monitor but was unavailable, so picked this one because price is similar. Don't pay all that much attention to that as I'd probably end up getting the 16:9 one.

Thanks for taking the time!
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post #2 of 17
You might want to check to see if a workstation graphics card would yield more performance for the rendering.
I would also recommend checking if the AMD chips perform better for his particular software since they seem to perform nicely in rendering applications.
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http://forums.cgarchitect.com/75337-3ds-max-gpu-impact-rendering-gpu-vs-cpu.html

The guy, who seems to know what he's talking about said that:

"GTX 780Ti > K6000 > GTX Titan > GTX 780 >> GTX 770/680 > K5000 > GTX 670 > GTX 760 >> GTX 660 >> K4000.
A K4000 is slow for GPU rendering, a K2000 is nearly useless in GPU rendering (too slow). You can use them, sure, but compute power / $ is horrible. I am mentioning nVidia cards only, simply because the current VRay RT GPU (2.x) is horribly optimized for AMD cards (despite the latter being probably much better in compute than nVidia). "

That's why I went for this as the initial build.
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You dont want a Corsair RM its not very good.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1455892/why-you-might-not-want-to-buy-a-corsair-rm-psu

And you dont need 750 watts for that system unless there is going to be a second video card in it.
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post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by MrDucktape View Post

http://forums.cgarchitect.com/75337-3ds-max-gpu-impact-rendering-gpu-vs-cpu.html

The guy, who seems to know what he's talking about said that:

"GTX 780Ti > K6000 > GTX Titan > GTX 780 >> GTX 770/680 > K5000 > GTX 670 > GTX 760 >> GTX 660 >> K4000.
A K4000 is slow for GPU rendering, a K2000 is nearly useless in GPU rendering (too slow). You can use them, sure, but compute power / $ is horrible. I am mentioning nVidia cards only, simply because the current VRay RT GPU (2.x) is horribly optimized for AMD cards (despite the latter being probably much better in compute than nVidia). "

That's why I went for this as the initial build.

Oh ok. I was just mentioning it since it is worth keeping that type of stuff in mind.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

You dont want a Corsair RM its not very good.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1455892/why-you-might-not-want-to-buy-a-corsair-rm-psu

And you dont need 750 watts for that system unless there is going to be a second video card in it.

B-but it's in the Recommended Power Supply list!

Which one would you recommend out of this list? (I'm guessing 750W is enough but just in case here's the website)



edit: there are 2 videocards tongue.gif
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrDucktape View Post

B-but it's in the Recommended Power Supply list!

Which one would you recommend out of this list? (I'm guessing 750W is enough but just in case here's the website)



edit: there are 2 videocards tongue.gif

Why is there so much rubbish and almost none of the great stuff on that site?
This seems like the best option
http://www.pccomponentes.com/corsair_hx750i_750w_80_plus_platinum_modular.html

EVGA SuperNova G2 or the Super Flower Leadex would have been a far better option.
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I don't know why but when it comes to PSUs they've been cutting quality for brand, as most people read Corsair and think it's insta good buy or just focus on wattage.

That being said, this is one of the best computer parts store in Spain and has tight prices, so can't really complain.
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrDucktape View Post

I don't know why but when it comes to PSUs they've been cutting quality for brand, as most people read Corsair and think it's insta good buy or just focus on wattage.

That being said, this is one of the best computer parts store in Spain and has tight prices, so can't really complain.

The HX750i was the best option they had.
Thats the other way of saying they have piss poor selection
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post #10 of 17
what applicaitons do you use for 3d ?



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