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Building a new computer. Need advice please
show user profile  Justin101
Hi everyone,

I wanna build a new computer to do 3d modelling and rendering in 3ds max 2015 with vray.
Below is a computer package I am thinking of purchasing. It's quite a beast and expensive at a total cost of around $5600 AUD, but hopefully it is worth it. I want to mainly decrease render time as much as possible, multitask (render an image and use photoshop at the same time) and have no interest in gaming. Please have a look at the setup below and let me know if you think this will do what I need or if there is anythine else to consider or that you can recommend to change if it will be a better setup.

Any advise, comments or opinions would be much appreciated.

CPU - AMD Threadripper 1950x 3.4Ghz
Motherboard - Ausu ROG Zenith Extreme x399
RAM - 4x 8G (32G in total) Corsair Vengeance LPX
Main Memory - 1Tb Samsung 960 Pro SSD
Graphics card - EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Back up hard drive - WD Red 1Tb
CPU Fan - Noctuan NH-U12S TR4-SP3
Power box - Seasonic P-760 (SS760XP2 F3)
Case - Fractual Design Define XL R2 Black Pearl
Windows 10 64Bit
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9/25/2017 10:37:11 AM (last edit: 9/25/2017 10:37:11 AM)
show user profile  kiko
Hey Justin!

I've just built myself a new computer a month ago, AMD 1700x (threadripper is too expensive). I'm pretty happy with the results. It's a huge improvement compared to a laptop I used to work with. saves money on render farms as well.

As for RAM,I would recommend using 2x16gb sticks in case you want to upgrade later on to 64 or 128 (plus I believe the motherboard is an overkill aswell. Too many RAM slots you would not be using otherwise. Make sure to get fast RAM modules since apparently AMD processors like those!

If you have no interest in gaming a 1060 (6gb) would be more than enough.

Best of luck building that beast, I had a lot of trouble building mine (it was my first build though)


-- David --
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9/25/2017 4:47:50 PM (last edit: 9/25/2017 4:47:50 PM)
show user profile  Justin101
Thanks for the comments.
The guy at the store recommended getting 4x 8Gb sticks as opposed to to 2x 16Gb sticks
because apparently the motherboard is a four channel or something like that which means
it would utilise the ram more efficiently having 4x 8Gb sticks as opposed to 2x 16Gb sticks.

Do you know anything about that?

Plus, isnt 32Gb more than enough? I would have thought yes.

Thanks for your comments David.
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9/25/2017 8:53:22 PM (last edit: 9/25/2017 8:53:22 PM)
show user profile  donvella
if your going to spend 5k plus, wait for this beast (well, i am)

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9/26/2017 7:11:39 AM (last edit: 9/26/2017 7:11:47 AM)
show user profile  TiMoN
The X399 chipset does support quadchannel RAM, which means that it performs better with 1x4 or 2x4 sticks. How much more of a performance boost we are talking, is a matter of finding some benchmarks..

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9/26/2017 1:21:37 PM (last edit: 9/26/2017 1:22:01 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
I read something that was saying the benefits of quad channel are pretty minimal, but things may have changed..

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9/26/2017 5:41:15 PM (last edit: 9/26/2017 5:41:15 PM)
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