I've got 3 computers with which I wanna make a render farm, with a budget of about 600 bucks. I've read that it is ok to start your render farm with 2 or 3 computers. I don't know where to start, and/or what to buy. I'm a newbie when it comes to pc assembling so I'm looking for advice and pointers... any help appreciated.
Here are the specs of the 3 computers:
1) HP Pavillion notebook pc
Processor: intel core i5-2410m cpu @ 2.30 ghz
RAM: 4 gb
Windows 7 home premium
2) Dell XPS
Processor: intel core 2 duo e8500 @ 3.16 ghz
Windows 7 professional
3) Dell studio 540
Processor: intel pentium dual core e5300 @ 2.6 ghz
RAM: 2 gb
The XPS would be the one where I do the modelling. I do architectural renders so they're big and detailed. As of now I'm using sketchup with twilight render. I don't think 3 pcs are enough to render videos so I'm limited to pics only.
Thanks in advance.