New PC Hardware Question


Hey guys, long time reader here getting ready to separate from my current company and start my own studio. I’m leaving with full blessings from my current company and the option to purchase the PC that I’ve been using for the past couple years. The question that I have is do I buy the PC that I’ve been using (3yrs old specs below) or would I be better served by buying something new for the same cost or less?

Current PC - Offered selling price $1500

  • Video Card: Nvidia Quadro M4000
  • Processor: Intel i7 5930K @ 3.5 ghz
  • Ram: 64 gb 2133mhz (not sure of the actual type)

I know that’s a monster video card but I also know I can get a lot for $1500 in a desktop these days.

Thanks for the input guys!


Get a new one.


Only 8 gigs of ram. The next month nvidia will press-release its new series, which supposedly will commend from 12 gb for basic models. I would wait until summer and purchase brand-new videocard with RTX support. I bet you will get it for 300-400$ new. You don’t need Quadro for most of the time, it’s a rip-off for enterprise.
Then the processor is really old. You can get Threadripper, which will be like 5-10 times faster, depending on a model. Threadripper is the way to go, forget about intels.
64 gb ram can be purchased for 200$ nowadays.