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grrinc
11-18-2007, 03:27 PM
Hello good people. I know this really ought to be in the hardware forum, but I wanted to see if I could snag any potential problems with experienced C4D users. I am about to purchase this set up, but first wanted to get some advise.

Also, Operating System. I currently use XP Pro, but would be prepared to jump Vista or XP64. I plan on chucking in another 2gb of Ram. The system will be running C4D 10 with bodypaint, ZBrush 3 and Paint Shop Pro - all three at once on some occasions.



http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?PC-2007


Cheers guys

Srek
11-18-2007, 03:41 PM
Only with more than 2 GB XP 64 will have any advantage. Other than that the system seems fine to me, don't expect the 8800GTS to do wonders to editor speed though, it should work ok but will not have the advantage it shows with some games.

Cheers
Björn

grrinc
11-18-2007, 04:11 PM
Thank you Srek. The viewport speed is something I do wish to see an improvement on though. Without busting the bank, do you know of a suggestion that will wizz things on a bit?

imashination
11-18-2007, 08:08 PM
Only with more than 2 GB XP 64 will have any advantage. Other than that the system seems fine to me, don't expect the 8800GTS to do wonders to editor speed though, it should work ok but will not have the advantage it shows with some games.

Cheers
Björn

Actually it works very nicely, been running that card for 3 weeks no with no problems. I claim 2nd place on the CB list ;-)

Intel Core 2 Duo 6850 - 3.0GHz - GeForce 8800 GTS - Win XP

Single 3023
Multi 5633
OGL 7534

Look out for the8800GT though, released a week ago and should give virtually identical speeds for a large chunk less money.

Tysus
11-18-2007, 08:18 PM
Grrinc,

If you can, trying getting the new Geforce 8800 GT card, instead of the 8800 GTS. The card is brand new, has a great price, and is nearly as fast as the 8800 GTX.

Here's a link that compares the two..

http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/10/29/geforce_8800_gt/page9.html

grrinc
11-18-2007, 10:52 PM
Thanks guys!!

I will look into the 8800GT.

Tysus
11-19-2007, 12:56 AM
Actually it works very nicely, been running that card for 3 weeks no with no problems. I claim 2nd place on the CB list ;-)

Intel Core 2 Duo 6850 - 3.0GHz - GeForce 8800 GTS - Win XP

Single 3023
Multi 5633
OGL 7534

Look out for the8800GT though, released a week ago and should give virtually identical speeds for a large chunk less money.

That's a really nice OGL score! I have the Geforce 7950 GX2 and here are my scores...

CB 1: 3676
CB Multi: 12884
OGL: 5930

What's odd is the 7950 GX2 is supposed to run at speeds close to the 8800 GTX...

You know, I was going to wait for the 9 series to come out, but I think I might just go ahead and get an 8800GT myself :)

VeryPC
11-19-2007, 10:37 PM
To Answer the original question, it should do OK as a c4d machine, however, the RAM speed isn't listed, so their likely putting in 533MHz crap, you may want to swap this out for somethiing a bit better later.

Personally I'd go for an nvidia motheboard, a q6700 chip and 1066MHz DDR2 RAM for C4D.

Kinda Like these (http://www.very-pc.co.uk/?section=designed-for&subsection=cinema-4d)

grrinc
11-21-2007, 04:41 PM
Very PC - interesting site you have there. I notice your cards are 8800GTS. Will you offer 8800GT soon? Also, the system I originally psoted has a memory speed of 800mhz. Is this still not so good?


One last thing - would C4D benefit from a dual 8800GT set up?

Many thanks again guys.

Srek
11-21-2007, 04:47 PM
One last thing - would C4D benefit from a dual 8800GT set up?
Only if you want to use more than two monitors. Only games get a performance benefit from multiple GPU solutions (SLI, Crossfire)
Cheers
Björn

grrinc
11-21-2007, 04:59 PM
Thanks Srek - that's very helpful.

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