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Need a pc build for 3D modeling and rendering. Budget less than 1000

mik3ofd4n
  • 52 months ago

Hey everybody. I'm pretty new to this pic building thing, but I figure it's time for me to build one.

Professionally I do a lot of 3D modeling in Autodesk Maya and work in Unreal Engine 4. So I need a pc that can work with both smoothly. There will be minimal gaming on this pc as well. Anything is appreciated.

In this list I need pretty much everything except a monitor and keyboard. I already have those.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

The skylake 8GT/s DMI 3 Bus with 34 GB/s bandwidth skylake i7 would be much better than 5 GT/s Haswell Xeons..

http://ark.intel.com/compare/80910,88196

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $104.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card HP FirePro W5100 4GB Video Card $349.00 @ B&H
Case Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case $32.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1128.73
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1083.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-11 00:59 EST-0500

A 30-bit AMD OpenCL-based Accelerated Parallel Processing GPU would be the one for Solid Modelling.. This benchmark says, "..Our benchmarks clearly show that the AMD FirePro cards are the top performers in Maya 2014.."

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/AutoDesk-Maya-2014-Professional-GPU-Acceleration-509/#Results

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

This is better than the other list for a number of reasons

-The e3-1226v3 is not hyperthreaded, making it no better than an i5 despite being significantly more expensive

-This h97 motherboard has good VRM heatsinks that won't peeter out super quickly

-Aftermarket CPU cooler to keep it quiet

-SSD boot drive

-Uses NVidia architecture for the GPU, which is necessary for full Maya support. It's not as good as a 390 for work with UE4, but other parts of the build can be modified to upscale to the nearly equivalent 970 with full Maya support

I went with a simple, no-nonsense mouse that should hold up well. I went with Windows 10 because it's the least expensive and the only fully-supported OS by Microsoft as of now. The PSU isn't the best, but it will be perfectly fine in a low-power, stock speed build of this sort, and it offers modularity.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $244.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX 200T 54.2 CFM CPU Cooler $14.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $70.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin Essentials 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $58.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $87.44 @ Amazon
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 960 2GB XLR8 Video Card $182.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $47.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $87.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech RX250 Wired Optical Mouse $19.70 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $956.05
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-11 00:41 EST-0500
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