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Great CPU 3D rendering rig

blankvisual
  • 52 months ago

Hi everyone,

PLEASE HELP! :-(

Budget: 3/4k max

I have built a rig but sadly it is not nearly as powerful as I wanted it to be. I feel really bad for not doing my homework before splashing out $. I went too cheap on it so I'd like to upgrade to a beast but hopefully using some of what I just bought (ram/gpu/maybe power supply...).

I'm looking to use this machine very quick render times and the ability to manage complex scenes with a lot of polygons without problems. Hp820 looks like a beast, perhaps i should aim for that kind of standard?

Here is what I have built https://pcpartpicker.com/user/blankvisual/saved/#view=YzG48d

Location:New York Use: Rendering using Corona render (cpu based rendering) in 3dsmax. Peripherals required : NONE Operating System required: NONE

Thanks a lot,

Fred

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

I'm not sure on the Hp820. All I find is a laptop: http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/products/laptops/product-detail.html?oid=7343192

of course this laptop has nowhere near the performance of your machine... Maybe can you post a link to "your" HP 820, please?

Also, your build with 32 GB RAM, GTX 980 Ti and I7-5820K seems solid enough for me.

What exactly do you do with it? How many polygons do you have? Are you talking about designing 3D scenes, modelling buildings, etc? What software do you do for that? What does the software recommend for hardware?

Typically the NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti is great for gaming, but for industrial graphics the NVIDIA Quadro series are better.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Apologies I meant hp z820, this is a dual CPU setup. Yes I'd use 3dsmax for architecture scenes, high poly counts and also more calculations for rendering, interiors etc at high res.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

3DS max will benefit greatly from the cpu setup here. 3D rendering is very cpu-heavy, and the Titan X in the list can be used with 3DS max in the same way as the relatively priced Quadros but will do so with much better performance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2650 V3 2.3GHz 10-Core OEM/Tray Processor $1059.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2650 V3 2.3GHz 10-Core OEM/Tray Processor $1059.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.44 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.44 @ Amazon
Motherboard Supermicro MBD-X10DAL-I-O ATX Dual-CPU LGA2011-3 Motherboard $301.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 32GB (2 x 16GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $209.36 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Video Card $999.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3958.95
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-16 10:35 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you this does look great.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question Could i use my Corsair Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case for this setup? Power supply seems like the same as mine so that would be awesome.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

You will be able to use the C70, yes.

For the PSU, it's important that it has two separate CPU power pins since each cpu on the board needs a separate one. Many supplies only have the one.

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