Hi, I'm a motion design enthusiast, I just got paid from my first freelancing gig so I'm really looking forward to spend it on a new PC!
My main softwares are Blender, Cinema 4D, Houdini, After Effects. Rendering engines I use are primarily Cycles, Octane and Redshift. I'll prioritize parts that have higher benchmark scores on things like Octanebench/Cinebench as gaming/streaming is only a side plus. My budget is around 1500-2000 SGD, but I don't mind going up to 2500 if the upgrade is really worth it. I do have an old desktop so I won't need a new HDD/SSD, but I would also like to use my old 980Ti as a secondary graphics card as it's still in very good condition.
Here are parts I am fairly confident to buy:
AMD Ryzen 3700x
32GB DDR4 RAM 3200MHz (16x2)
h510 PC case
I feel like these parts have the best cost/performance ratio or necessary for my level of work. I'm looking into rendering 3D environments, though scenes like cities, train stations, and looking forward to mess with stuff like fluid/smoke simulations and much more.
Parts I don't really understand:
I hear a lot of recommendations for the b450, but I'm not sure which brand to go for, or if it even supports dual graphics cards. I also don't know which rating my PSU should be as I can't tell if it's worth bringing my 980Ti. For cooling systems, I heard the stock cooler for the 3700x is already viable for gaming but I haven't seen how much it affects 3D rendering.