My Animation Pc Build


Dear readers,

This is my first post on CGsociety.
I’ve started my own company making 3d animations, by now I really need a new computer to produce my video’s.
I use Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop.
I use Maya for 3d modeling.

I’ve been ‘composing’ a lovely little rig, which i think will suffice my needs.
I want to be sure I have all the right components i need and they work together well.
Could someone take a look at this and tell me if this is okay?
The price I have right now cannot increase very much.

Price: € 2.264, 40

[GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Gaming 3 Pro, socket 2066 moederbord

Processor:](!/product//43/1388945)Intel® Core i7-7820X, 3,6 GHz (4,3 GHz Turbo Boost) socket 2066 processor RAM:
HyperX 16 GB DDR4-2400 werkgeheugen (2X)

[GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming 8G grafische kaart

Power:](!/product//47/1278045)Sharkoon WPM700 Bronze, 700 Watt voeding SSD:
Samsung 960 EVO, 250 GB SSD

Seagate IronWolf, 4 TB Harde schijf

Thermaltake Tt View 37 tower-behuizing

be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 cpu-koeler I’ll be glad to recieve some advice!


Take a look at this rig as an alternative with just 120€ more:

1 HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB, SATA 6Gb/s (H3IKNAS400012872SWW/0S04005)
1 Crucial MX300 525GB, SATA (CT525MX300SSD1)
1 Intel Core i9-7900X, 10x 3.30GHz, boxed ohne Kühler (BX80673I97900X)
1 G.Skill RipJaws V schwarz DIMM Kit 32GB, DDR4-3200, CL16-16-16-36 (F4-3200C16D-32GVKA)
1 ASUS Dual GeForce GTX 1070 OC, DUAL-GTX1070-O8G, 8GB GDDR5, DVI, 2x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort (90YV09T1-M0NA00)
1 Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 3
1 Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass schwarz, Glasfenster (PH-ES515PTG_BK)
1 Cryorig A40 Ultimate (CR-A4B)
1 Corsair RMx Series RM750x 2018, 750W ATX 2.4 (CP-9020179-EU)

2384€ (without shipping cost)


  1. Cpu with more cores and threads for faster cpu rendering. Single threaded performance should be identical with the 7820X (same turbo clocks at 4.5GHz each).
  2. You don’t need a gtx 1080 for just viewport performance and higher acceleration. In 3d tasks and hardware acceleration in Adobe’s apps the 1070 should be fairly close in performance for a much lower price.
  3. I added more RAM. 16gb in nowadays standards is below minimum. 32gb should be perfect as a starting point for a modern CG system.
  4. Don’t throw money on nvme drives if your budget is tight. You won’t see any difference in everyday tasks. It’s better to buy a sata ssd with twice its capacity for the same price imo.
  5. I would personally use AIO liquid cooling with this socket.


Thanks for the friendly advice FatherN!

  1. I thought to buy a high end graphics card, since i’ve heard great things about GPU rendering.
    I wanted to expand with extra GPU in the future. You think it’s a better idea to build a starting rig with a bigger cpu instead of gpu?
    (I have no experience with GPU rendering btw)

  2. I already wanted to buy 2x that 16 gb ram card

P.s. Thanks for this great german website, there are some great prices on here! ^^


Investing a great deal of money for a high-end gpu right now is not a good idea, imo, because prices are ridiculously high. Starting with a mid range 1070 now and adding a 2nd gpu for rendering in the future, if you decide to try out gpu renderers and when prices settle down a little bit, is more rational as a tactic. The new Nvidia 2000 series is said to be released in about 3-4 months. It would be a good time to add a 2nd gpu then.

As for (2), sorry, I didn’t see the 2x in the end.