How much ram should I use for 3D Rendering?

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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  1. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006EWUO22/?tag=pcpapi-20

    16Gb would be ideal. And keep in mind that is is not its normal price. Usually $160 so I'd hurry up before it goes up again.
  2. What CPU and mobo, any idea of project sizes?
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. I'd go at least 16GB, that's typical for that type of work
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Thanks for all your guys' help! :3
  10. No worries, let us know how it goes ;)
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