I’m looking into finding a really powerful machine for Use with Redshift and Cinema 4d - that’s a real workhorse PC for heavy duty GPU rendering but also as all-round as possible for CG.
My Primary Software is Cinema 4D, After Effects, Redshift and possibly Arnold, but I’ll also be modelling and using it for all-round CG work possibly also Maya, and also ZBrush / Substance Painter etc.
This is a real massive investment for me at the moment, so I need as much bang for my buck or British Pound / Euro :), as possible - hence going for a gaming build rather than a purely professional VFX Workstation. I previously always got my HardWare from Escape Technology in London (UK) which have always been very reliable machines in general but cost more.
Here is the best offer I’ve found for £6’000 in London - UK. That’s $7’890 or 7’100 Euros including tax or VAT here in UK
(Bear in mind these are UK prices which are more than US prices)
1.Model: AMD Ryzen Threadripper Super Workstation
System Base Price: £ 2082.50
Thermaltake View 71 Tempered Glass RGB Full Tower Gaming Case, 3 x front USB ports /HD audio [upg £ 95.00]
Corsair 1200W 80 PLUS Platinum HX1200, Fully Modular Power Supply unit [upg £185.00]
ASUS ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming, AMD TRX40 Chipset, ATX Motherboard PCIe 4.0, 3xM.2 [upg. £185.00]
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X Gen3 24 Core TRX4 CPU/Processor 48 Thread, 4.5GHz Turbo, PCIe 4.0, 280W, CPU
[upg £ 625.00]
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste
Thermaltake 360mm Floe Riing RGB AlO CPU Water Cooler, 3 x 120mm PWM Fans [upg £ 80.00]
64GB 3000MHz DDR4 (4x16GB) - Corsair Vengeance LPX (8x DIMMs, 256GB max.) [upg £ 290.00]
2 x EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB XC GAMING Turing Graphics Cards [upg £ 1745.00]
3 x DP, 1 x HDMi, 1 x USB-C /GPU
Primary: 512GB Samsung 970 Pro M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD [upg £ 137.50]
Secondary:1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD [upg £ 75.00]
Integrated 7.1 High Definition 8-Channel Audio
2 x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 x S/PDIF-Out (Optical)
4 x USB 2.0,7 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A,1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button
Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit [upg £ 25.00] – licensed, installed, DVD back-up
Lifetime Warranty - (Lifetime Labour,1 Year Parts,1 Month Collect & Return)
I was inspired by the guys ar Greyscale Gorilla who have made some great looking custom builds using similar Gaming intensive Hardware:
I’m no hardware expert so any advice at all from anyone be great - What do you think?