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#1 NicoForce

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 02:03 PM

My friend who does a lot of 3d animation recently asked me to help build him a pc.

 

I've heard that if you're going for rendering and stuff, intel i7 are really good at the job.

 

I'd like to read some opinions on a build. Budget should be around 700-1000$.

 

Thanks in advance.



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 02:05 PM

Fill missing parts:

Laptop or Desktop? Desktop

My budget for the new computer is: $1000

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? 3D Animation

What software do you intend on using on the computer?

Do you play games? If so, what type of games?

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it?

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?

Will you be overclocking?

Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?

How many monitors are you planning to use?

Do you need peripherals? OS?

Any particular reason why you are upgrading?

Edited by Drillingmachine, 23 May 2017 - 02:05 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 02:43 PM

If you are going to use blender and or other such software Ryzen may be the best way to go.

But yes please tell us what you require and want to use.


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:32 AM

Laptop or Desktop? Desktop

My budget for the new computer is: $1000

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? 3D Animation

What software do you intend on using on the computer? Camtasia, After Effects, Corel Draw, the whole adobe pack and probably some other software that I wasn't told about.

Do you play games? If so, what type of games? No.

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? Yes, this dude tends to leave everything open at the same time.

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? He saves a lot of edited pictures and videos/animations.

Will you be overclocking? No.

Location for online shopping/shipment/prices? Local stores, the prices are similar to the online ones like amazon and so on.

How many monitors are you planning to use? Only 1.

Do you need peripherals? OS? No, he's gonna use the hard drives he already owns.

Any particular reason why you are upgrading? He isn't happy with the speed that his intel i3 processor renders and does other stuff, so he wants something more potent.



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 10:27 AM

Yeah a core i3 is under powered for such tasks.

Anyhow such tasks should work more than fine under Ryzen especially for the price it offers for what it can do.

 

Need it under $1000? No problem

 

CPU: AMD RYZEN 5 1600

Price: $219.99

 

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-AB350M-D3H

Price: $89.99

 

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB

Price: $135.99

 

GPU (because Ryzen doesnt have a APU or integrated graphics): EVGA GeForce GTX 1060

Price: $179.99

 

PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650

Price: $79.99

 

Case: Fractal Design Define Mini C

Price: $74.99

 

HDD: WD Blue 2TB

Price: $68.99

 

SSD: SAMSUNG 850 EVO

Price: $107.97

 

Total (without discounts mind you)

$957.90

 

However this can be made cheaper as you will still need to buy windows but it give you an idea

Could probably shave off a good $100 however by changing out a few parts and seeing if you can get some discounts

 

Just keep in mind both SSD's and memory are really jacked up right now


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:18 AM

My suggestion is bit different and includes Windows:

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7vhpLD
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7vhpLD/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($304.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B350M-A Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA - XPG SX8000 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($118.65 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.69 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GT 710 1GB Video Card ($33.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Silverstone - PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.78 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG - GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.33 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit ($104.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $925.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-24 12:15 EDT-0400

GPU is cheapest crap but since this is not gaming machine, more expensive card would make very little difference. This build has also 8 core CPU and M.2 SSD.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:28 AM

Still may want ddr4 3200 though even if not gaming as some software does like higher memory frequency and ryzen does like high speed RAM

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 12:41 PM

I am I mean was on same situation. I bought 16GB DDR4-2400 just because 32GB DDR4-3200 is so F* expensive right now. I'll upgrade later.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 12:42 PM

No understood I mean yeah right now the prices of them are insane and yes you can upgrade later I know I plan to Once prices start dropping

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 12:59 PM

General Info.

 

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:55 PM

Thanks for the suggestions.

 

Since my friend plans to use his old HDD, he already has an O.S., so there's no need to get another one.

 

I believe the Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 will make for good processors for what he's intending to do, whereas I'm confused with which graphic card to suggest him.

Does 3d animation require heavy graphic processing?

 

 

GPU is cheapest crap but since this is not gaming machine, more expensive card would make very little difference.

 

As DrillingMachine said, I believe GPU might not make a huge difference but I guess it should have one nonetheless.

 

 

Quoting from one of the links posted by hamluis:

 

"A discrete (stand alone) video card is VERY important. A integrated video card has far less power, and will only be powerful enough to do some initial animation. The computer must have a good graphics card."

 

 

So, know I'm confused.



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 03:41 PM

Well it should do if you got a cheaper GPU, i mean its not for gaming and the processor is more than powerful enough for the task.


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Posted 26 May 2017 - 02:55 AM

Thanks for the suggestions.
 
Since my friend plans to use his old HDD, he already has an O.S., so there's no need to get another one.


Many 3D animation tasks do not benefit from video card at all and those that benefit, it makes no real difference. So it may end something like this https://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/Premiere-Benchmark.htm

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So I don't recommend investing on graphic card unless it's known that software will benefit from good GPU.






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