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Dear all,

I am building a new pc and I need some help with what parts to buy and if they would fit together. It should be good for 3D rendering and gaming. I already did some research myself and the parts I have already decided on are below, but feel free to suggest different ones. Parts I am not sure on is motherboard, power supply, case, cooler for cpu and ram I know that I want 32gb ram, but not sure which one to buy. I want two screens*, but I figured I would first only buy one and buy the 2nd one later. I was thinking of buying the AOC G2460PF first. I want one TN and one IPS screen.

software:
zbrush, maya, substance painter+designer, after effects, v-ray, arnold, mari.

CPU: i7-7700k/ AMD Ryzen
RAM: 32 gb
primary SSD: MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB
HDD: 1tb
GPU: gtx 1070/1080
Monitor*: ASUS MG279Q
BenQ SW2700PT
AOC G2460PF
motherboard:
power supply:
case:
Cooler for CPU:

Max budget: 1500 euro's

Thanks in advance ! :)
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  1. What is more important to you, gaming or rendering? I have the i7 7700k because it is best for gamin and not so much for rendering. If rendering is more of a concern then I would go with a multi threaded CPU as the 7700k doesn't handle as well when it's a quad core single thread. And of course you have the budget. Most places sell the 7700k for around $3000-$350 and the top end Intel CPU for rendering (i7 6900k) goes for over $1k.

    If you're going to do a lot of rendering, then you'll want to go with a 1080 card for best performance. 1070 would be good but if you're rendering anything near 4k then 1080 is the way to go. Might as well future proof yourself as much as you can.

    Let me know what you're trying to achieve and I can build you a list.
  2. Arichikurukuto said:
    What is more important to you, gaming or rendering? I have the i7 7700k because it is best for gamin and not so much for rendering. If rendering is more of a concern then I would go with a multi threaded CPU as the 7700k doesn't handle as well when it's a quad core single thread. And of course you have the budget. Most places sell the 7700k for around $3000-$350 and the top end Intel CPU for rendering (i7 6900k) goes for over $1k.

    If you're going to do a lot of rendering, then you'll want to go with a 1080 card for best performance. 1070 would be good but if you're rendering anything near 4k then 1080 is the way to go. Might as well future proof yourself as much as you can.

    Let me know what you're trying to achieve and I can build you a list.


    Hey Arichikurukuto,

    Thank you for your reply.
    1920x1080 resolution would be enough for me and it is not GPU rendering, but CPU rendering. It would only be for working on the side, because I actually prefer to work in a company(like I am doing right now). So it would be for cases when I have to freelance or when I work on own projects to update my portfolio/showreel. A list would be helpful, ,thanks in advance :) !
  3. chioyiti said:
    Arichikurukuto said:
    What is more important to you, gaming or rendering? I have the i7 7700k because it is best for gamin and not so much for rendering. If rendering is more of a concern then I would go with a multi threaded CPU as the 7700k doesn't handle as well when it's a quad core single thread. And of course you have the budget. Most places sell the 7700k for around $3000-$350 and the top end Intel CPU for rendering (i7 6900k) goes for over $1k.

    If you're going to do a lot of rendering, then you'll want to go with a 1080 card for best performance. 1070 would be good but if you're rendering anything near 4k then 1080 is the way to go. Might as well future proof yourself as much as you can.

    Let me know what you're trying to achieve and I can build you a list.


    Hey Arichikurukuto,

    Thank you for your reply.
    1920x1080 resolution would be enough for me and it is not GPU rendering, but CPU rendering. It would only be for working on the side, because I actually prefer to work in a company(like I am doing right now). So it would be for cases when I have to freelance or when I work on own projects to update my portfolio/showreel. A list would be helpful, ,thanks in advance :) !




    The new Ryzen 7 CPUs would be excellent for just this, cheaper than the Intel X99 CPUs and often compete if not beat them in intense multi-core workloads. They lack slightly in gaming compared to the i7 7700K but so do all the higher workstation CPUs with loads of cores. Here is a comparison between many CPUs against them > http://www.anandtech.com/show/11170/the-amd-zen-and-ryzen-7-review-a-deep-dive-on-1800x-1700x-and-1700/18
  4. CRO5513Y said:
    chioyiti said:
    Arichikurukuto said:
    What is more important to you, gaming or rendering? I have the i7 7700k because it is best for gamin and not so much for rendering. If rendering is more of a concern then I would go with a multi threaded CPU as the 7700k doesn't handle as well when it's a quad core single thread. And of course you have the budget. Most places sell the 7700k for around $3000-$350 and the top end Intel CPU for rendering (i7 6900k) goes for over $1k.

    If you're going to do a lot of rendering, then you'll want to go with a 1080 card for best performance. 1070 would be good but if you're rendering anything near 4k then 1080 is the way to go. Might as well future proof yourself as much as you can.

    Let me know what you're trying to achieve and I can build you a list.


    Hey Arichikurukuto,

    Thank you for your reply.
    1920x1080 resolution would be enough for me and it is not GPU rendering, but CPU rendering. It would only be for working on the side, because I actually prefer to work in a company(like I am doing right now). So it would be for cases when I have to freelance or when I work on own projects to update my portfolio/showreel. A list would be helpful, ,thanks in advance :) !




    The new Ryzen 7 CPUs would be excellent for just this, cheaper than the Intel X99 CPUs and often compete if not beat them in intense multi-core workloads. They lack slightly in gaming compared to the i7 7700K but so do all the higher workstation CPUs with loads of cores. Here is a comparison between many CPUs against them > http://www.anandtech.com/show/11170/the-amd-zen-and-ryzen-7-review-a-deep-dive-on-1800x-1700x-and-1700/18


    Hey CRO5513Y,

    Thank you for your reply, but the link is not that helpful for me, because I don't use any of the programs that they did tests for.
  5. chioyiti said:
    CRO5513Y said:
    chioyiti said:
    Arichikurukuto said:
    What is more important to you, gaming or rendering? I have the i7 7700k because it is best for gamin and not so much for rendering. If rendering is more of a concern then I would go with a multi threaded CPU as the 7700k doesn't handle as well when it's a quad core single thread. And of course you have the budget. Most places sell the 7700k for around $3000-$350 and the top end Intel CPU for rendering (i7 6900k) goes for over $1k.

    If you're going to do a lot of rendering, then you'll want to go with a 1080 card for best performance. 1070 would be good but if you're rendering anything near 4k then 1080 is the way to go. Might as well future proof yourself as much as you can.

    Let me know what you're trying to achieve and I can build you a list.


    Hey Arichikurukuto,

    Thank you for your reply.
    1920x1080 resolution would be enough for me and it is not GPU rendering, but CPU rendering. It would only be for working on the side, because I actually prefer to work in a company(like I am doing right now). So it would be for cases when I have to freelance or when I work on own projects to update my portfolio/showreel. A list would be helpful, ,thanks in advance :) !




    The new Ryzen 7 CPUs would be excellent for just this, cheaper than the Intel X99 CPUs and often compete if not beat them in intense multi-core workloads. They lack slightly in gaming compared to the i7 7700K but so do all the higher workstation CPUs with loads of cores. Here is a comparison between many CPUs against them > http://www.anandtech.com/show/11170/the-amd-zen-and-ryzen-7-review-a-deep-dive-on-1800x-1700x-and-1700/18


    Hey CRO5513Y,

    Thank you for your reply, but the link is not that helpful for me, because I don't use any of the programs that they did tests for.


    It was more of an example to show how well Ryzen performs in multi-threaded software. They are much better price/performance than the X99 Intel CPUs as well. The only downside it they lack gaming performance when compared to the i7 7700K but then again so do the higher Intel CPUs. Seems like a good chip for the money.

    *Edit* This is probably a more informative link, go down to rendering and transcoding benchmarks and click the little orange arrow to go between them. It has Maxwell Render 4, Cinebench, Handbrake, Blender, SiSoft 2016, Dophin Suite and 7Zip Decompression. https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/245204-amds-ryzen-7-1800x-reviewed-zen-amazing-workstation-chip-1080p-gaming-achilles-heel
  6. CRO5513Y said:
    chioyiti said:
    CRO5513Y said:
    chioyiti said:
    Arichikurukuto said:
    What is more important to you, gaming or rendering? I have the i7 7700k because it is best for gamin and not so much for rendering. If rendering is more of a concern then I would go with a multi threaded CPU as the 7700k doesn't handle as well when it's a quad core single thread. And of course you have the budget. Most places sell the 7700k for around $3000-$350 and the top end Intel CPU for rendering (i7 6900k) goes for over $1k.

    If you're going to do a lot of rendering, then you'll want to go with a 1080 card for best performance. 1070 would be good but if you're rendering anything near 4k then 1080 is the way to go. Might as well future proof yourself as much as you can.

    Let me know what you're trying to achieve and I can build you a list.


    Hey Arichikurukuto,

    Thank you for your reply.
    1920x1080 resolution would be enough for me and it is not GPU rendering, but CPU rendering. It would only be for working on the side, because I actually prefer to work in a company(like I am doing right now). So it would be for cases when I have to freelance or when I work on own projects to update my portfolio/showreel. A list would be helpful, ,thanks in advance :) !




    The new Ryzen 7 CPUs would be excellent for just this, cheaper than the Intel X99 CPUs and often compete if not beat them in intense multi-core workloads. They lack slightly in gaming compared to the i7 7700K but so do all the higher workstation CPUs with loads of cores. Here is a comparison between many CPUs against them > http://www.anandtech.com/show/11170/the-amd-zen-and-ryzen-7-review-a-deep-dive-on-1800x-1700x-and-1700/18


    Hey CRO5513Y,

    Thank you for your reply, but the link is not that helpful for me, because I don't use any of the programs that they did tests for.


    It was more of an example to show how well Ryzen performs in multi-threaded software. They are much better price/performance than the X99 Intel CPUs as well. The only downside it they lack gaming performance when compared to the i7 7700K but then again so do the higher Intel CPUs. Seems like a good chip for the money.

    *Edit* This is probably a more informative link, go down to rendering and transcoding benchmarks and click the little orange arrow to go between them. It has Maxwell Render 4, Cinebench, Handbrake, Blender, SiSoft 2016, Dophin Suite and 7Zip Decompression. https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/245204-amds-ryzen-7-1800x-reviewed-zen-amazing-workstation-chip-1080p-gaming-achilles-heel


    Yes, but you can already see from the tests that every software the performance is different. I would rather want to see how it would perform for v-ray and arnold. Especially, because I have never used the other renderers that are listed there and I don't know how similar they calculate. I also already decided that I want to go for Nvidia rather than AMD.
  7. chioyiti said:
    CRO5513Y said:
    chioyiti said:
    CRO5513Y said:
    chioyiti said:
    Arichikurukuto said:
    What is more important to you, gaming or rendering? I have the i7 7700k because it is best for gamin and not so much for rendering. If rendering is more of a concern then I would go with a multi threaded CPU as the 7700k doesn't handle as well when it's a quad core single thread. And of course you have the budget. Most places sell the 7700k for around $3000-$350 and the top end Intel CPU for rendering (i7 6900k) goes for over $1k.

    If you're going to do a lot of rendering, then you'll want to go with a 1080 card for best performance. 1070 would be good but if you're rendering anything near 4k then 1080 is the way to go. Might as well future proof yourself as much as you can.

    Let me know what you're trying to achieve and I can build you a list.


    Hey Arichikurukuto,

    Thank you for your reply.
    1920x1080 resolution would be enough for me and it is not GPU rendering, but CPU rendering. It would only be for working on the side, because I actually prefer to work in a company(like I am doing right now). So it would be for cases when I have to freelance or when I work on own projects to update my portfolio/showreel. A list would be helpful, ,thanks in advance :) !




    The new Ryzen 7 CPUs would be excellent for just this, cheaper than the Intel X99 CPUs and often compete if not beat them in intense multi-core workloads. They lack slightly in gaming compared to the i7 7700K but so do all the higher workstation CPUs with loads of cores. Here is a comparison between many CPUs against them > http://www.anandtech.com/show/11170/the-amd-zen-and-ryzen-7-review-a-deep-dive-on-1800x-1700x-and-1700/18


    Hey CRO5513Y,

    Thank you for your reply, but the link is not that helpful for me, because I don't use any of the programs that they did tests for.


    It was more of an example to show how well Ryzen performs in multi-threaded software. They are much better price/performance than the X99 Intel CPUs as well. The only downside it they lack gaming performance when compared to the i7 7700K but then again so do the higher Intel CPUs. Seems like a good chip for the money.

    *Edit* This is probably a more informative link, go down to rendering and transcoding benchmarks and click the little orange arrow to go between them. It has Maxwell Render 4, Cinebench, Handbrake, Blender, SiSoft 2016, Dophin Suite and 7Zip Decompression. https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/245204-amds-ryzen-7-1800x-reviewed-zen-amazing-workstation-chip-1080p-gaming-achilles-heel


    Yes, but you can already see from the tests that every software the performance is different. I would rather want to see how it would perform for v-ray and arnold. Especially, because I have never used the other renderers that are listed there and I don't know how similar they calculate. I also already decided that I want to go for Nvidia rather than AMD.


    Yeah i see your logic in that, i can't seem to find any benchmarks on those software. What do you mean Nvidia rather than AMD? We are talking about CPUs aren't we? There is no Nvidia desktop CPUs... Unless you are mistaking Nvidia for Intel in this situation.
  8. CRO5513Y said:
    chioyiti said:
    CRO5513Y said:
    chioyiti said:
    CRO5513Y said:
    chioyiti said:
    Arichikurukuto said:
    What is more important to you, gaming or rendering? I have the i7 7700k because it is best for gamin and not so much for rendering. If rendering is more of a concern then I would go with a multi threaded CPU as the 7700k doesn't handle as well when it's a quad core single thread. And of course you have the budget. Most places sell the 7700k for around $3000-$350 and the top end Intel CPU for rendering (i7 6900k) goes for over $1k.

    If you're going to do a lot of rendering, then you'll want to go with a 1080 card for best performance. 1070 would be good but if you're rendering anything near 4k then 1080 is the way to go. Might as well future proof yourself as much as you can.

    Let me know what you're trying to achieve and I can build you a list.


    Hey Arichikurukuto,

    Thank you for your reply.
    1920x1080 resolution would be enough for me and it is not GPU rendering, but CPU rendering. It would only be for working on the side, because I actually prefer to work in a company(like I am doing right now). So it would be for cases when I have to freelance or when I work on own projects to update my portfolio/showreel. A list would be helpful, ,thanks in advance :) !




    The new Ryzen 7 CPUs would be excellent for just this, cheaper than the Intel X99 CPUs and often compete if not beat them in intense multi-core workloads. They lack slightly in gaming compared to the i7 7700K but so do all the higher workstation CPUs with loads of cores. Here is a comparison between many CPUs against them > http://www.anandtech.com/show/11170/the-amd-zen-and-ryzen-7-review-a-deep-dive-on-1800x-1700x-and-1700/18


    Hey CRO5513Y,

    Thank you for your reply, but the link is not that helpful for me, because I don't use any of the programs that they did tests for.


    It was more of an example to show how well Ryzen performs in multi-threaded software. They are much better price/performance than the X99 Intel CPUs as well. The only downside it they lack gaming performance when compared to the i7 7700K but then again so do the higher Intel CPUs. Seems like a good chip for the money.

    *Edit* This is probably a more informative link, go down to rendering and transcoding benchmarks and click the little orange arrow to go between them. It has Maxwell Render 4, Cinebench, Handbrake, Blender, SiSoft 2016, Dophin Suite and 7Zip Decompression. https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/245204-amds-ryzen-7-1800x-reviewed-zen-amazing-workstation-chip-1080p-gaming-achilles-heel


    Yes, but you can already see from the tests that every software the performance is different. I would rather want to see how it would perform for v-ray and arnold. Especially, because I have never used the other renderers that are listed there and I don't know how similar they calculate. I also already decided that I want to go for Nvidia rather than AMD.


    Yeah i see your logic in that, i can't seem to find any benchmarks on those software. What do you mean Nvidia rather than AMD? We are talking about CPUs aren't we? There is no Nvidia desktop CPUs... Unless you are mistaking Nvidia for Intel in this situation.


    I am sorry for my previous reply, I am total newbie with building a pc. I just thought that intel CPU only worked with nvidia graphic cards. I am actually considering going for the Ryzen also posted on a different forum and two different people commented to go for the Ryzen too. Thank you for helping me out :).
  9. Best answer
    chioyiti said:
    CRO5513Y said:
    chioyiti said:
    CRO5513Y said:
    chioyiti said:
    CRO5513Y said:
    chioyiti said:
    Arichikurukuto said:
    What is more important to you, gaming or rendering? I have the i7 7700k because it is best for gamin and not so much for rendering. If rendering is more of a concern then I would go with a multi threaded CPU as the 7700k doesn't handle as well when it's a quad core single thread. And of course you have the budget. Most places sell the 7700k for around $3000-$350 and the top end Intel CPU for rendering (i7 6900k) goes for over $1k.

    If you're going to do a lot of rendering, then you'll want to go with a 1080 card for best performance. 1070 would be good but if you're rendering anything near 4k then 1080 is the way to go. Might as well future proof yourself as much as you can.

    Let me know what you're trying to achieve and I can build you a list.


    Hey Arichikurukuto,

    Thank you for your reply.
    1920x1080 resolution would be enough for me and it is not GPU rendering, but CPU rendering. It would only be for working on the side, because I actually prefer to work in a company(like I am doing right now). So it would be for cases when I have to freelance or when I work on own projects to update my portfolio/showreel. A list would be helpful, ,thanks in advance :) !




    The new Ryzen 7 CPUs would be excellent for just this, cheaper than the Intel X99 CPUs and often compete if not beat them in intense multi-core workloads. They lack slightly in gaming compared to the i7 7700K but so do all the higher workstation CPUs with loads of cores. Here is a comparison between many CPUs against them > http://www.anandtech.com/show/11170/the-amd-zen-and-ryzen-7-review-a-deep-dive-on-1800x-1700x-and-1700/18


    Hey CRO5513Y,

    Thank you for your reply, but the link is not that helpful for me, because I don't use any of the programs that they did tests for.


    It was more of an example to show how well Ryzen performs in multi-threaded software. They are much better price/performance than the X99 Intel CPUs as well. The only downside it they lack gaming performance when compared to the i7 7700K but then again so do the higher Intel CPUs. Seems like a good chip for the money.

    *Edit* This is probably a more informative link, go down to rendering and transcoding benchmarks and click the little orange arrow to go between them. It has Maxwell Render 4, Cinebench, Handbrake, Blender, SiSoft 2016, Dophin Suite and 7Zip Decompression. https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/245204-amds-ryzen-7-1800x-reviewed-zen-amazing-workstation-chip-1080p-gaming-achilles-heel


    Yes, but you can already see from the tests that every software the performance is different. I would rather want to see how it would perform for v-ray and arnold. Especially, because I have never used the other renderers that are listed there and I don't know how similar they calculate. I also already decided that I want to go for Nvidia rather than AMD.


    Yeah i see your logic in that, i can't seem to find any benchmarks on those software. What do you mean Nvidia rather than AMD? We are talking about CPUs aren't we? There is no Nvidia desktop CPUs... Unless you are mistaking Nvidia for Intel in this situation.


    I am sorry for my previous reply, I am total newbie with building a pc. I just thought that intel CPU only worked with nvidia graphic cards. I am actually considering going for the Ryzen also posted on a different forum and two different people commented to go for the Ryzen too. Thank you for helping me out :).


    No worries i thought you might be confused with that hence why i asked. Intel works no better with Nvidia cards than AMD does and vise versa. Im running an Intel i7-6700K with a AMD GPU right now ;). Anyway good luck with the build mate regardless of what CPU you go.
  10. chioyiti said:
    Arichikurukuto said:
    What is more important to you, gaming or rendering? I have the i7 7700k because it is best for gamin and not so much for rendering. If rendering is more of a concern then I would go with a multi threaded CPU as the 7700k doesn't handle as well when it's a quad core single thread. And of course you have the budget. Most places sell the 7700k for around $3000-$350 and the top end Intel CPU for rendering (i7 6900k) goes for over $1k.

    If you're going to do a lot of rendering, then you'll want to go with a 1080 card for best performance. 1070 would be good but if you're rendering anything near 4k then 1080 is the way to go. Might as well future proof yourself as much as you can.

    Let me know what you're trying to achieve and I can build you a list.


    Hey Arichikurukuto,

    Thank you for your reply.
    1920x1080 resolution would be enough for me and it is not GPU rendering, but CPU rendering. It would only be for working on the side, because I actually prefer to work in a company(like I am doing right now). So it would be for cases when I have to freelance or when I work on own projects to update my portfolio/showreel. A list would be helpful, ,thanks in advance :) !




    Here are list for both AMD and Intel CPU systems. Only thing I did not include was another monitor, optical drive, and an external hard drive (which you will need). Figured you can pick out what you need or want in terms of storage space. Also this is in US dollars and not in Euro. Couldn't figure out how to convert through the site. So just convert the final price.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/p4XKd6 (Intel) Great for gaming and doing some professional applications part time.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mYPPGf (AMD) Great for running professional applications. Good for gaming.
  11. Quote:
    No worries i thought you might be confused with that hence why i asked. Intel works no better with Nvidia cards than AMD does and vise versa. Im running an Intel i7-6700K with a AMD GPU right now ;). Anyway good luck with the build mate regardless of what CPU you go.


    Thank you :)
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