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June 21, 2012 5:14:30 AM

Hello,
I'm looking to buy a faster desktop computer primarily for rendering in Cinema 4d. I have a budget between $600-$800. I'm inexperienced with hardware so I'd rather buy a pre-built one then try to build one myself.

I'm confused on whether to go with a higher number of cores or to just get a good quad core. Also I don't know which cores are better than others, does it matter when it comes to the render speed?

I have a large render that I started while in college and need to finish it. When rendering on my macbook pro it takes 4 hours per frame and I still have 196 frames. I need something that can render it in an hour or less per frame.

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June 21, 2012 5:17:21 AM

Higher number of cores.

C4D depends on what resolution and effects you have added to your project. For an example, it still takes me roughly 5-6 hours to render a 10 second clip. This is because I add Global Illumination, Ambient Occlusion, Depth of Field, and Motion Blur.

This clip right here took my 4.5ghz i7-2600K 30 minutes to render:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJT1PeX0XYs
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June 21, 2012 5:19:04 AM

can it play crysis!
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June 21, 2012 7:36:38 PM

Thanks amuffin
I've just got ambient occlusion and a few textures with a lot of displacement, ones from the GSG texture kit. I would love to rid of some of the stuff to speed up the render but when I do the frames don't match with the ones I originally rendered.

I have been looking at these two because of price

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-HPE-h8-1210-Desktop/d...
This one is cheaper and has 6 cores but the Xeon is newer so I wondered if it would be better to get that.

Your thoughts?
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June 22, 2012 4:36:07 AM

For GSG texture kit, play with your reflection settings. You can make it look good with less render times!
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June 22, 2012 8:46:10 AM

I don't do any gaming. I have all of the reflection turn to the minimum possible without it causing discontinuity in the frames.
I can't view the newegg page you posted. It says try again later. I will check it later.
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June 22, 2012 10:37:52 AM

Still not coming up. It looks like the link isn't complete. Could you repost the link.
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June 22, 2012 2:16:07 PM

Actually, I would get this:
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Mega_Special_II/
You can customize it to your liking! It may seem like it's for gaming, but you can configure C4D with OpenGL to have Antialiasing, lighting, etc. during the work environment.
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June 29, 2012 6:57:21 AM

I ended up going with that. Thanks
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