I'm putting together a render slave for 3D rendering, but I'm working to a budget of around £500, which I know isn't a lot.
For those who don't know, 3D rendering is all about CPU power, and to an extent RAM. The faster the CPU, the quicker images render.
I have put together a wishlist, and would like options on it please....
I have listed a micro ATX case and motherboard, as I want to keep the physical size as small as possible. The case also comes with a 500W power supply, which should be more than enough as it wont be running any graphics, sound card, or other peripherals. 16GB ram will also be ample.
I guess my main concern is the CPU - motherboard combo. I'm typically an AMD user, but the i7s are faster, and not that much more expensive now. Regarding the motherboard, I won't be overclocking at all, the system needs to be reliable, so I'm not even thinking of going down this route.
Anyway, if anyone has any comments please let me know.