Just wanted to seek your advice and thoughts on a build that I had come up with.
This build is made with working as a 3D Generalist in mind. Heavily used software are Cinema4D, Maya, Redshift (GPU Rendering), Adobe creative suite. Budget around 5k - 8k.
Motherboard - Asus Z390-A
Processor - Intel i9 9900K
Graphics - 2x MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio 8GB
Ram - 64GB CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 2400/2666 C16
Storage - Samsung 970 PRO 512gb (OS), Samsung 970 EVO 1TB
Cooler - Noctua NH-D15
PSU - CoolerMaster V1200
Case - Fractal Design Define R6
My thoughts on choosing the i9 9900k over Threadripper 2990WX is that most operations in 3D software are single threaded (modeling, viewport, animation, simulation), having a faster single core processor will make doing day-to-day task smoother.
I understand that the i9 9900k has only 16 pcie lanes, making it impossible to use more than 2x graphics card. However, upon further research, having 4x GPU requires a more expensive CPU, higher wattage PSU and graphics card Cooling, not to mention the noise it generates under load.
But I only got these info through searching a couple of tech forums, not too sure if it’s true. Does anyone have any experience with 4x GPU workstations?
What do you guys think of this build? You think it’s workable?