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Custom PC specs for rendering?

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Hey guys, 

 

What custom PC built would you recommend for 3d rendering?

 

  1. What nVidia card
  2. What monitor
  3. Processor Type
  4. Does motherboard matter
  5. Windows 10 or Windows 10 Pro
  6. Where to buy (in the UK)

 

The budget is £2000 - 2500.

 

Thanks!

 

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I'm in the UK and I get a lot of mailshots from Scan - they make some pretty mental pcs eg their 3XS range. On that Scan page, you can click configure for different components. For cpu render, cores rule and Ryzen cpus give very good bang/buck. In this chart their flagship 12C/24T 3900X is near the top at a fraction of the price of the equivalent Intel.

 

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I've recently built a pc based on the 8C/16T Ryzen 3700X.

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  • 37 minutes ago, jed said:

    I'm in the UK and I get a lot of mailshots from Scan - they make some pretty mental pcs eg their 3XS range. On that Scan page, you can click configure for different components. For cpu render, cores rule and Ryzen cpus give very good bang/buck. In this chart their flagship 12C/24T 3900X is near the top at a fraction of the price of the equivalent Intel.

     

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    I've recently built a pc based on the 8C/16T Ryzen 3700X.

    Hey thanks for the feedback!

     

    Wouldn't it be better to aim for GPU now that I am looking for a custom built? I am currently on iMac and CPU rendering is... is.. well it's sh** basically lol

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    Hi,

     

    Redshift/Octane for rendering and RTX 2080, or 2 x RTX 2080 if budget allows. Cpu is not so important here in terms of cores count, aim to high IPC cpu, like 9800X/9820X or Ryzen 3700X/3800X. First two has 44 pci-e lanes, which is important if you plan to add more then two gpus, for just one or two gpus, 3700X/3800X are good.

     

    Dane

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    danijelk suggestions are good for your budget.  I'd also look at Cycles.  Good thing about learning Cycles4D is it works exactly the same in Blender which is becoming ever more popular.  Cycles is also really fast.

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    Also keep in mind that if you go with more than 2 Nvidia cards that Octane requires additional licenses beyond 2. Redshift will as many as you have with no extra licensing. And I'm not sure about Cycles.

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