New build for character animation, Ram?


#1

Hello,

I’m building a new ryzen 1700 pc for mainly character animation in maya, and some substance paining & arnold rendering.
How much ram do you recommend? 16GB or 32GB?

Thanks!


#2

I would go with 32GB using 16GB modules so you can upgrade to 64GB in the future if needed.


#3

Great tip thanks!


#4

I was also thinking about new build. Does the Ryzen worth it? I mean for rendering. Or just stick to Intel again?


#5

You must mention the applications you work with and also your budget. There’s no simple answer in your question.


#6

For mostly rendering in max with V-Ray and some in Terragen.


#7

OK. How much can you spend on this build? Will you use old parts all everything will be brand new? Do you need a monitor too?


#8

I was thinking about max. $2500 - 3000 for only pc, without monitor or any peripherals and with new parts.


#9

For 3K$ I would get myself something like this
PCPartPicker part listPS Gpu prices are just ridiculous because of mining frenziness. I would personally buy a 1060 6gb for now and wait for the new 2000 series of Nvidia to come out in order to get a better gpu for a lower price.


#10

I was very curious about new AMD ryzens instead of i9. I looked at some reviews and it seems nice but I still hesitate.


#11

Yes, you mean Threadripper cpus. They’re fine, but you budget allows a better setup imo. The 7940X I suggested is on par with AMD’s 1950X in rendering performance, but it’s better in single threaded tasks due to higher turbo clocks.

You can see a 7940X vs 1950X comparison in rendering performance here:
https://corona-renderer.com/benchmark/cpu/1950x/all
https://corona-renderer.com/benchmark/cpu/7940x/all


#12

And the price for the Threadripper is much lower:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CF7CmG/amd-threadripper-1950x-34ghz-16-core-processor-yd195xa8aewof

But the single thred speed could be a problem. Damn 3ds max use only one core for Particle Flow simulations.