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How much ram should I use for 3D Rendering?

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April 8, 2014 6:43:47 PM

Hey guys, I am building a new PC and need help with how much RAM I will need for 3D modeling and animation software. No specific software, just any amount that you guys recommend. Pretty simple. Thanks for any help and advice! :3

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a c 5047 } Memory
April 8, 2014 7:00:31 PM

What CPU and mobo, any idea of project sizes?
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April 8, 2014 7:33:34 PM

Ram isn't everything. While 16gb would be ideal, make sure you invest in a good graphics card too. It doesn't have to be a gtx titan (but then again why not) just make sure it does what you want.
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April 9, 2014 12:04:50 PM

Thanks for the help guys! I am just asking how much RAM I will need, I don't need to know about prices or my GPU.
Tradesman1 said:
What CPU and mobo, any idea of project sizes?

Project sizes... Hmm... I will most likely never do anything very small, so I guess that these will be medium-very large projects.

And also guys, when you are thinking about this take no prices in mind. If 16 would be ENOUGH but 32 would be the best and future-proof me for a while, then you just suggest 32 ;3
Thanks!
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a c 5047 } Memory
April 9, 2014 12:06:47 PM

I'd go at least 16GB, that's typical for that type of work
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April 9, 2014 12:10:01 PM

I have very few parts for this build yet, so I could be getting an AMD FX-8350, I could be getting a 6350, but I guarantee that it will be over 3.3 ghz (probably overclockable as well) and at least 4 cores.
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April 9, 2014 2:59:59 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($138.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $443.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-09 17:58 EDT-0400)

There you go, 16GB of RAM, FX-8350, a very good motherboard and cooler. You'll be able to overclock it a lot.
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April 9, 2014 5:24:58 PM

Francisco Costa said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($138.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $443.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-09 17:58 EDT-0400)

There you go, 16GB of RAM, FX-8350, a very good motherboard and cooler. You'll be able to overclock it a lot.


Wow! Thanks for the list! Nice parts in there, thanks again :p 
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April 9, 2014 5:26:30 PM

Thanks for all your guys' help! :3
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a c 5047 } Memory
April 9, 2014 6:37:15 PM

No worries, let us know how it goes ;) 
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