add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube

After Effects/C4D Machine

JamesHazael

37 months ago

Hi all, this is my first time building a computer by myself and I'm still not sure if this is the right build for me. I mainly work in AE so I'm looking for something that will render AE projects fast, but I also want to do some 3D work in C4D so I tried to find a compromise between the number of cores and the clock speed (AE isn't great at using multiple cores).

My budget was $3000-4000 AUD. Do you think that this is a good build? Could I improve it in any way?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $599.00 @ Umart
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U9S 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler $93.00 @ Umart
Motherboard Asus X99-A II ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $448.00 @ Umart
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $199.00 @ Umart
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $199.00 @ Umart
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $219.00 @ Umart
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $172.00 @ Umart
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $679.00 @ Umart
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Titanium) ATX Mid Tower Case $169.00 @ Umart
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $339.00 @ Umart
Optical Drive Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $85.00 @ Umart
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $45.00 @ Umart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3246.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-02 21:05 AEDT+1100

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

What exactly are you doing? Making intros? If you have a heavy AE, I think 32 is more than enough. Otherwise it's fine.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I do freelance motion graphics. 90% of my time working is in after effects but want to get into more 3D.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You're overbuilt in a couple of places, namely the power supply. A less expensive MB will also do the job. So if you're looking for more clocks, The build below gets into a 6850K for about $100 extra. There's also a really fast boot drive, as well as 2 1TB HDDs for RAID-0 storage, plus a 3TB for backup (RAID-0 has no redundancy; it's for speed only). Faster RAM for the hell of it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $864.00 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U9S 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler $93.00 @ CPL Online
Motherboard MSI X99A SLI PLUS ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $367.30 @ Skycomp Technology
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $248.00 @ Shopping Express
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $248.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Samsung SM961 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $213.88 @ RamCity
Storage Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $153.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING Video Card $629.00 @ Mwave Australia
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Titanium) ATX Mid Tower Case $165.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply FSP Group Hydro G 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $159.00 @ CPL Online
Optical Drive Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $84.00 @ Shopping Express
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $44.00 @ Shopping Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3396.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-05 04:23 AEDT+1100
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, the U12S is a little less than the U9S (for some reason), and will allow for more OC potential.

Sort

add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube