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Good Spec for 3D Rendering PC?

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Found 30th Jul 2014
Is this a good spec for a computer to be used mostly for 3d rendering? I pulled it together on pcspecialist. Total £1159. Thanks

Case
PCS MAELSTROM T900 BLACK GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-4820K (3.7GHz) 10MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® P9X79 LE: INTEL® SOCKET LG2011
Memory (RAM)
32GB KINGSTON HYPER-X FURY DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (4 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
2GB AMD RADEON™ R9 270 - DVI, HDMI, DP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable
Free Item
Free Item
FREE NSF - SILVER GAME VOUCHER with AMD R7 260 & R9 270 GPUs
1st Hard Disk
1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1003FZEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Memory Card Reader
INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W RM SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET (£79)
Processor Cooling
Super Quiet 22dBA Triple Copper Heatpipe Intel CPU Cooler (£19)
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLIN
Sound Card
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Operating System
Genuine Windows 8.1 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365
Anti-Virus
BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 7 to 9 working days

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4 Comments

Best bet would be to put the parts through on partpicker and see what the price would be from there, then weigh up if the convenience of having it built for you and the warranty make the price on offer worth it.

What I will add is when it comes to the specs would be what software are you using to 3d render in? Some software works best with certain hardware so it would generally be best to tailor your build to take the biggest advantage of the hardware available to you.

The cheap cpu cooler you've picked won't be enough for the cpu. Intels own coolers are liquid cooled. You should be looking more at top end all in ones like the corsair h80i and 100i etc.

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Astec123

Best bet would be to put the parts through on partpicker and see what the … Best bet would be to put the parts through on partpicker and see what the price would be from there, then weigh up if the convenience of having it built for you and the warranty make the price on offer worth it. What I will add is when it comes to the specs would be what software are you using to 3d render in? Some software works best with certain hardware so it would generally be best to tailor your build to take the biggest advantage of the hardware available to you.

Thanks. Currently using Daz Studio and Poser. I'm hoping to buy Zbrush before the end of the year. Don't think i can stretch to modo.

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enigmatik33

The cheap cpu cooler you've picked won't be enough for the cpu. Intels … The cheap cpu cooler you've picked won't be enough for the cpu. Intels own coolers are liquid cooled. You should be looking more at top end all in ones like the corsair h80i and 100i etc.

Thanks. Have changed to the 100i.
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