Help and advice for my planned build for 3D animation, VFX and rendering


Hey guys, just wanted to start this thread by saying that I’m not quite good with parts and hardware or determining which are good at specific functions and all that.
I’ve been a 3D animator for 3 years and I’ve decided it was about time I upgraded and a friend of mine recently gave me his RTX 3060

I’ve done a bit of research and came up with this build as a result.

  • Ryzen 9 5900X
  • Asus RoG Strix X570-E
  • RTX 3060
  • G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32GB Dual 3600Mhz

While I did my research, I still believe I only scratched the surface so I’m still not quite sure about this build whether it will boost the performance for work such as 3D animation, VFX, sims and rendering as mentioned in the title.

So I figured asking here for inputs and advices would finally clear my uncertainty and make my decision.


sell the video card on ebay and buy an m1 mac mini. I bought mine for $1200 and I’ve made more money than that with it in the first week.


Yeah no. I’m not an apple guy.


The parts are OK. What about the rest of the system? You’ll be needing a case, a psu, and OS/app drives too.
What’s your rendering engine?