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First PC Build - Rendering, 3D Modeling, Photo/Video Editing etc

GingerKid2k
  • 53 months ago

So I've recently decided to build a computer for the first time to use for heavy Rendering, Editing, App Development etc. and possibly for some light gaming but I mainly just do console gaming.

After a lot of research and changing what parts I might get I've came up with this part list http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2WJyjX that falls just within my budget as I've still got to get a monitor, keyboard, mouse etc.

Before I get started however I was wondering if I should change anything in the part list I have made up I was going to go Intel and possibly go for a better video card but that would put me way over budget any ideas if I should change anything.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

So I've recently decided to build a computer for the first time to use for heavy Rendering, Editing, App Development etc. and possibly for some light gaming but I mainly just do console gaming.

Generally for productivity workstation like this, the CPU is more important than the GPU for performance scaling unless you are specifically using CUDA based raytracing engines. I find it odd that your build has more money put into a gaming GPU for a build that is only intended for light gaming, with a primary focus on productivity...

Here's some adjustments that I would make to extract a lot more value from an AMD platform build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor £101.47 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Thermalright Macho Rev.B 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler £40.72 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard £64.82 @ More Computers
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Red 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £59.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £68.50 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £38.97 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card £103.57 @ More Computers
Case Antec P100 ATX Mid Tower Case £63.50 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £74.99 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224FB/RSMS DVD/CD Writer £11.78 @ Amazon UK
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter £29.99 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £658.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-12 05:55 GMT+0000

Otherwise, I'd probably just advise going Intel:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £206.54 @ CCL Computers
CPU Cooler ARCTIC ACFZ11-LP Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler £15.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus Z97-P ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £71.51 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Red 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £59.92 @ More Computers
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £68.50 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £38.97 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 2GB Dual WindForce Video Card £134.46 @ Amazon UK
Case Antec P100 ATX Mid Tower Case £63.50 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £67.41 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224FB/RSMS DVD/CD Writer £11.78 @ Amazon UK
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter £29.99 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £768.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-12 06:03 GMT+0000
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice builds would you say then an Intel build would be better than a amd build

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends... At the lower budget that the FX-8320E can be implemented and overclocked at, it is very competitive if you take the time to overclock it and stability test it. However, if time is money for you, then that process may not be worth the time. The E3-1231 V3 costs a bit more but will deliver as much or better performance as the overclocked quad-module vishera in most workloads at much lower power dissipation, no overclocking required.

If you do decide to go AMD: if that GA-990XA-UD3 shown in fourdegrees build is on sale for that same £62.99 @ Amazon UK at the time of purchase, that's even a bit better than the UD3P. That price/availability appears to be very erratic though so I wouldn't count on it.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Is due to the fact that it is faster at 4.0ghz I am not to familiar with overclocking and I'm not sure if I would

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