Hi, I’m new to C4D and ePMV. My current desktop is Win 7 64bit, dual core CPU i5-2500K at 3.3 and 3.6 GHz, with 16GB RAM. I was playing around with some viral particles (2plv): when I load the whole viral particle, 60 subunits, with “Atoms” representation, it took forever; even if it finally got loaded, it froze when I tried to change the atoms’ scale. So, I’m thinking about upgrading my system. Can anyone recommend some rigs for a budget under $2500 (main consideration is for CPU + motherboard + video card)? Largely for scientific modeling and rendering of macromolecules/viruses, and some animation as well (short ones under 5 min maybe)
This one looks really sexy: http://blog.digitaltutors.com/building-a-home-render-farm-without-breaking-the-bank/, but a bit over my budget.
Here are some nice ones too: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2061283/rendering-computer-buy.html
I’m kinda debating on dual Xeon cpu vs single i7 CPU. Any suggestions? Do I need a killer graphic card? (BTW, when my pc froze, I found that C4D ate >95% of my 16GB RAM, while the total CPU usage was only ~33%).
A million thanks!