Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Building Budget compositing and 3d modeling computer

Last response: in Systems
Share
February 13, 2012 6:44:49 PM

Hey everyone my name is Luis, just to let you guys know I don't really know much about computer construction and I'm going to have my dad help me out. As of right now I'm a freelance compositor and student film maker. Ive began doing a lot of short films and have a big school project where im going to be the sole compositor of the project. I also have jobs coming up so I would like a computer that can handle workload after workload.

Approximate Purchase Date: Real soon like in two weeks at the most

Budget Range: 800-1200 (lower the better)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Compositing on After Effects and 3d modeling on 3ds max, Maya, Mudbox

Parts Not Required: I have some parts I could use like keyboards and mouses but if you guys know of any that are good and on the cheaper side add them.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: I'm almost positive Im leaning towards the
AMD Phemon 1090t: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Nvidia Graphics card maybe the 460gtx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and RAM as much as possible I'm good with maybe 8 gigs at the moment but upgradability is a must

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: I would like to go with an SLI compatible motherboard so maybe down the line i can go with two video cards but I dont think my programs need a lot of GPU power because theyre more CPU intensive but I may be wrong. Thoughts?

Monitor Resolution: HD no doubt but I dont need this right away I can wait till i get money from jobs to get this. I have an HD tv that i use as a monitor.

Additional Comments: Thanks for your time everyone, any other tips on the subject would be great! Cheers!!

February 13, 2012 7:59:19 PM

Rendering is an area where the new AMD FX processors do well . Here
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-7-hotfix-bu...
an FX 8150 is only fractionally behind the intel 2500k when running 3DS max

FX 8120 [ OC to better than 8150 speeds ]
Mb with an AMD 970 series chipset $85
2 x4 gig of 1600 MHz running at 1.5 volt or less

Im unsure why you want two graphics cards when you dont mention gaming . Gaming cards are not effective at rendering . If you wont game then use a firepro or Quaddro as your graphics card
m
0
l
February 13, 2012 10:07:36 PM

Thanks outlander like i said I dont really know much about building computers haha.

So wouldn't i need an SLI or crossfire Motherboard?

Also anyone know any good harddrives I will probably need 2 to start with also Im thinking about have my main hard drive a solid state one. Any thoughts?
m
0
l
!