I work for a VFX company in the UK and we need to build a new Windows PC to run a particular piece of texture drawing software (software's called Mari, created by 'The Foundry').
I have a pre-tax budget of about £1,500. This PC needs to be able to handle some pretty intensive rendering tasks and 3D graphic manipulation, however will not be used for gaming at all. All parts need to be from the UK and please mention any prices in pound sterling.
So - here is the build I have come up with... What do you guys think?
* Intended 4.5 GHz over-clock, easy on k series i7's.
** On The Foundry's recommended GPU list for Mari.
*** HDD not SSD as I don't believe an SSD would provide much benefit for rendering tasks. Maybe one for OS only but I don't trust other people not to accidentally install mountains of crap on it...
Anyone here have any opinions on how efficient this build may be for the task at hand, potential improvements or area's I need to address in terms of compatibility?
I'd look at getting a current generation GPU (the 3800 is a previous generation model). Something like the Quadro 4000 or A GeForce 580 would be ideal.If you can afford to get an SSD disk for the Mari cache, I'd try to get one. They REALLY help.
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