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Lightwave 3D workstation

Dustoff
  • 55 months ago

Hello everyone, Need a little advice on building a desktop workstation for Lightwave 3D.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

what advice do you need? Do you want us to come up with a build? if so what budget, currency...

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

From what a cursory Google search shows me, a low end gaming grade computer should be absolutely fine. Their own spec's are for far outdated hardware! A modern dual core Intel CPU and a low end GTX 750 or r7 260 will be more than enough.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Depending upon your price needs, this may be everything you need!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $121.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4S Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $78.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $89.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $92.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 750 1GB Video Card $99.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $38.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $18.09 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $91.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Acer R240HY bidx 60Hz 23.8" Monitor $134.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech MK520 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse $34.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $917.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-31 11:44 EDT-0400

Note: My prices never include Mail-In-Rebates unless specifically requested.

  • CPU: This is a brand new dual core from Intel. It has hyperthreading which will allow for a little better performance than a dual core, not as good as a quad core.
  • Cooler: The CPU will come with a cooler and that will work just fine.
  • MOBO: This is consider a "business class" motherboard. Basically nothing to see here for home or gaming use, this is for users with a business need.
  • RAM: I couldn't get a fix on how much is needed. I would think something like this could gobble it up. Ram is fairly inexpensive, so I went with such a large amount I hope you could never use half of it, let alone the whole 16GB. Just in case, it is available.
  • SSD: Lightwave will take up about 3GB total (with all libraries installed). Windows will take up 30gb (ish). This leaves you plenty of space for projects or other programs/files.
  • HDD: This is a super large drive where you can store all of your past, present and future projects. Green drives use less power, but their absolutely excellent data density and caching make them a very peppy drive, even at the slower speeds they spin at (5400rpm vs 7200rpm for faster drives).
  • GPU: Low end, low power requirement, low heat output. Seems like a good fit for you.
  • Case: Lower end case from a quality company. Should provide adequate cooling for your workstation and doesn't look gaudy.
  • PSU: Low end but high quality power supply well reviewed by people we can trust like Johnny Guru.
  • Optical: Lets be honest here, you sort by price and take the lowest one. Who cares about optical anymore?
  • OS: Windows 10 for simplicity.
  • Monitor: 24inch IPS monitor for great color reproduction and decent size so you know what you are working with. Acer makes pretty good panels, but they are known for having "cheap" stands (lower quality), I think mine are just fine though, they only tilt, they don't swivel or rotate or allow for height adjustment.
  • Keyboard/mouse: This wireless keyboard and mouse system uses Logitech's very very good Unifying wireless receiver. They will feature excellent range, a long battery life, and no connection problems!

Hope this helps. Keep in mind, this is with no budget requirements. We can pretty much hit any reasonable request, and for you that will be between $500-$1000USD. This build at the top of that range shows you what you can do. Many things can be removed or scaled back to lower the price, at some point it will affect performance for sure.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, guys had a lot going on over the last few months. I won't bore you with details... Speaking with newtek now about their recommended mid range, minimum as listed on site. I will get back to you with specs shortly. Thanks

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