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Hey! I am tottaly new in the field of PC building. I would like to build a PC for 3d GPU rendering with Octane or Keyshot. I think i would go for 2 or 3 cards but not once. First i change my old laptop to a PC so i need everything, however i am not sure which CPU should i go if i want to use only GPU for rendering, but i use other programs that maybe need some good CPU.

Softwares that i use: , Maya, 3ds Max, Photoshop, Nuke, Archicad

thanks for your answer.
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  1. what is your budget? it will help us to build the best config you can afford
  2. my starting budget is around 1000$ and later i would add more GPU's if it is worth it.
  3. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/2RRHWX
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/2RRHWX/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2609 V4 1.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($269.13 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI PLUS ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($200.57 @ B&H)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: PNY Quadro K2200 4GB Video Card ($399.88 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1224.42
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-27 13:27 EDT-0400

    You could add more RAM or another GPU later.
    i add 32GB in this build but you could use 16 only to reduce the price
  4. fabiodrm said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/2RRHWX
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/2RRHWX/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2609 V4 1.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($269.13 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI PLUS ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($200.57 @ B&H)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: PNY Quadro K2200 4GB Video Card ($399.88 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1224.42
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-27 13:27 EDT-0400

    You could add more RAM or another GPU later.
    i add 32GB in this build but you could use 16 only to reduce the price


    hmm seems nice, thanks for your suggestion. However i am not sure, wouldn't that xeon CPU too slow for some programs that i would like to use? And may i ask you why did you suggest the quadro card? Honestly i tought i would get the standard gtx1080 suggestion.
  5. Miklos_1 said:
    fabiodrm said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/2RRHWX
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/2RRHWX/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2609 V4 1.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($269.13 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI PLUS ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($200.57 @ B&H)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: PNY Quadro K2200 4GB Video Card ($399.88 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1224.42
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-27 13:27 EDT-0400

    You could add more RAM or another GPU later.
    i add 32GB in this build but you could use 16 only to reduce the price


    hmm seems nice, thanks for your suggestion. However i am not sure, wouldn't that xeon CPU too slow for some programs that i would like to use? And may i ask you why did you suggest the quadro card? Honestly i tought i would get the standard gtx1080 suggestion.


    those programs can user a lot of more cores to do task, even if the single core inst that fast it have 16 threads.
    and about the quadro gpu, they are optimized for render task and can do this job better comparing with a GTX 1080/1070 or any other "consumer grade GPU".

    are you planing to game with this build?
  6. fabiodrm said:
    Miklos_1 said:
    fabiodrm said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/2RRHWX
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/2RRHWX/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2609 V4 1.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($269.13 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI PLUS ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($200.57 @ B&H)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: PNY Quadro K2200 4GB Video Card ($399.88 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1224.42
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-27 13:27 EDT-0400

    You could add more RAM or another GPU later.
    i add 32GB in this build but you could use 16 only to reduce the price


    hmm seems nice, thanks for your suggestion. However i am not sure, wouldn't that xeon CPU too slow for some programs that i would like to use? And may i ask you why did you suggest the quadro card? Honestly i tought i would get the standard gtx1080 suggestion.


    those programs can user a lot of more cores to do task, even if the single core inst that fast it have 16 threads.
    and about the quadro gpu, they are optimized for render task and can do this job better comparing with a GTX 1080/1070 or any other "consumer grade GPU".

    are you planing to game with this build?


    No not at all.
    I guss I will stick with the quadro. Thanks for your detailed answer.
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