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Powerhouse for Blender.. Lots of cores

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey all.

 

I am looking for an inexpensive way at building a system for blender.

 

Currently running

Ryzen 1700 8c with 3x 780ti GPU

 

I am looking at something with at least 2x the core count maybe 4x if possible.

 

I'd still need the 3x PCIe slots.

 

 

Does anyone have any recommendations into what would be a good buy? Like an old server perhaps?

 

Inexpensive as possible as I forsee issues getting it to work properly...

 

Or would a amd threadripper be the best choice.. tho I consider it expensive!

 

Thanks for reading

 


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1st Wall PC, i7 8700K @ 4.7GHz, Gigabyte Gaming 7 Z370 32GB Corsair Dom 3200Mhz, 256GB SM951 Samsung SSD, 7x 5TB HDD's, Zotac AMP Extreme GTX 1070, EVGA P2 850Watt PSU

2nd Wall PC, i7 8600K @ 5GHz, Gigabyte Gaming 7 Z370 16GB Viper 3733Mhz DDR4, 256 Samsung PRO SSD, SM951 Samsung SSD, 1x 4TB HDD, Zotac AMP Extreme GTX 1080ti, EVGA P2 750Watt PSU

 

Media Centre PC's AMD R5 1600, 8GB, just a tv system ITX Based

Workstation, Portable disk cloner DIY Construction with screen in chassis. Ryzen 2200G 8GB DDR4

 

Blender RENDERBOX, Ryzen 1700, 32GB DDR4 2933 HyperX, 3X Gigabyte GHZ Edition GTX 780 TI, Gigabyte Gaming 5 AM4 Based System, Seasonic 1000Watt Psu

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Not sure why you need 3 780tis, Blender itself doesnt use much GPU power.


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Look at used TR 1920x? Prob 300$.


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probably just wait for zen 2, don't expect 16 cores right off the bat though


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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Not sure why you need 3 780tis, Blender itself doesnt use much GPU power.

Blender works magically with GPUs..

 

Especially with new compiler..

It uses all GPUs and all threads.. and set the tiles to 16x16 it frighten nuts..

 

Having a mega core rig would be insane.. as I actually see the CPU cores make a big difference!


Few Systems,

Latest: METABOX APLHA-X 17.3" Gaming Laptop, i7 8750H, 24GB DDR4 2400MHz, GTX1060 6GB, 2TB Seagate HDD, 512GB SSD Intel 660p, 17.3" Screen

2X COOL CRAZY A$$ WALL COMPUTERS DIY.      Link to my website / pictures of my Wall PC's

 

1st Wall PC, i7 8700K @ 4.7GHz, Gigabyte Gaming 7 Z370 32GB Corsair Dom 3200Mhz, 256GB SM951 Samsung SSD, 7x 5TB HDD's, Zotac AMP Extreme GTX 1070, EVGA P2 850Watt PSU

2nd Wall PC, i7 8600K @ 5GHz, Gigabyte Gaming 7 Z370 16GB Viper 3733Mhz DDR4, 256 Samsung PRO SSD, SM951 Samsung SSD, 1x 4TB HDD, Zotac AMP Extreme GTX 1080ti, EVGA P2 750Watt PSU

 

Media Centre PC's AMD R5 1600, 8GB, just a tv system ITX Based

Workstation, Portable disk cloner DIY Construction with screen in chassis. Ryzen 2200G 8GB DDR4

 

Blender RENDERBOX, Ryzen 1700, 32GB DDR4 2933 HyperX, 3X Gigabyte GHZ Edition GTX 780 TI, Gigabyte Gaming 5 AM4 Based System, Seasonic 1000Watt Psu

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, xg32 said:

probably just wait for zen 2, don't expect 16 cores right off the bat though

Yeah.. thats true!..

 

 


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Latest: METABOX APLHA-X 17.3" Gaming Laptop, i7 8750H, 24GB DDR4 2400MHz, GTX1060 6GB, 2TB Seagate HDD, 512GB SSD Intel 660p, 17.3" Screen

2X COOL CRAZY A$$ WALL COMPUTERS DIY.      Link to my website / pictures of my Wall PC's

 

1st Wall PC, i7 8700K @ 4.7GHz, Gigabyte Gaming 7 Z370 32GB Corsair Dom 3200Mhz, 256GB SM951 Samsung SSD, 7x 5TB HDD's, Zotac AMP Extreme GTX 1070, EVGA P2 850Watt PSU

2nd Wall PC, i7 8600K @ 5GHz, Gigabyte Gaming 7 Z370 16GB Viper 3733Mhz DDR4, 256 Samsung PRO SSD, SM951 Samsung SSD, 1x 4TB HDD, Zotac AMP Extreme GTX 1080ti, EVGA P2 750Watt PSU

 

Media Centre PC's AMD R5 1600, 8GB, just a tv system ITX Based

Workstation, Portable disk cloner DIY Construction with screen in chassis. Ryzen 2200G 8GB DDR4

 

Blender RENDERBOX, Ryzen 1700, 32GB DDR4 2933 HyperX, 3X Gigabyte GHZ Edition GTX 780 TI, Gigabyte Gaming 5 AM4 Based System, Seasonic 1000Watt Psu

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Wish and had multiple socket am4


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Latest: METABOX APLHA-X 17.3" Gaming Laptop, i7 8750H, 24GB DDR4 2400MHz, GTX1060 6GB, 2TB Seagate HDD, 512GB SSD Intel 660p, 17.3" Screen

2X COOL CRAZY A$$ WALL COMPUTERS DIY.      Link to my website / pictures of my Wall PC's

 

1st Wall PC, i7 8700K @ 4.7GHz, Gigabyte Gaming 7 Z370 32GB Corsair Dom 3200Mhz, 256GB SM951 Samsung SSD, 7x 5TB HDD's, Zotac AMP Extreme GTX 1070, EVGA P2 850Watt PSU

2nd Wall PC, i7 8600K @ 5GHz, Gigabyte Gaming 7 Z370 16GB Viper 3733Mhz DDR4, 256 Samsung PRO SSD, SM951 Samsung SSD, 1x 4TB HDD, Zotac AMP Extreme GTX 1080ti, EVGA P2 750Watt PSU

 

Media Centre PC's AMD R5 1600, 8GB, just a tv system ITX Based

Workstation, Portable disk cloner DIY Construction with screen in chassis. Ryzen 2200G 8GB DDR4

 

Blender RENDERBOX, Ryzen 1700, 32GB DDR4 2933 HyperX, 3X Gigabyte GHZ Edition GTX 780 TI, Gigabyte Gaming 5 AM4 Based System, Seasonic 1000Watt Psu

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28 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Not sure why you need 3 780tis, Blender itself doesnt use much GPU power.

Blender works really well with GPU rendering. It can also use multiple cards just fine.

The trick is to set correct size of the rendering tile. For CPU you want one small tile per each thread for GPU you want one large tile per each card. (thats just simplified explanation, there are obviously many other different settings affecting render times but this does apply everytime).

 

http://www.blenchmark.com/gpu-benchmarks

 

http://www.blenchmark.com/cpu-benchmarks

 

3x 780ti gets faster render time than Threadripper 1950X


 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Headache factor..

 

I like the idea of seeing if AMD would do a 16c AM4

Otherwise I might bite the bullet and go a 32c threadripper when 64c come out..

 

Price should drop :)


Few Systems,

Latest: METABOX APLHA-X 17.3" Gaming Laptop, i7 8750H, 24GB DDR4 2400MHz, GTX1060 6GB, 2TB Seagate HDD, 512GB SSD Intel 660p, 17.3" Screen

2X COOL CRAZY A$$ WALL COMPUTERS DIY.      Link to my website / pictures of my Wall PC's

 

1st Wall PC, i7 8700K @ 4.7GHz, Gigabyte Gaming 7 Z370 32GB Corsair Dom 3200Mhz, 256GB SM951 Samsung SSD, 7x 5TB HDD's, Zotac AMP Extreme GTX 1070, EVGA P2 850Watt PSU

2nd Wall PC, i7 8600K @ 5GHz, Gigabyte Gaming 7 Z370 16GB Viper 3733Mhz DDR4, 256 Samsung PRO SSD, SM951 Samsung SSD, 1x 4TB HDD, Zotac AMP Extreme GTX 1080ti, EVGA P2 750Watt PSU

 

Media Centre PC's AMD R5 1600, 8GB, just a tv system ITX Based

Workstation, Portable disk cloner DIY Construction with screen in chassis. Ryzen 2200G 8GB DDR4

 

Blender RENDERBOX, Ryzen 1700, 32GB DDR4 2933 HyperX, 3X Gigabyte GHZ Edition GTX 780 TI, Gigabyte Gaming 5 AM4 Based System, Seasonic 1000Watt Psu

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31 minutes ago, toxsickcity said:

Headache factor..

 

I like the idea of seeing if AMD would do a 16c AM4

Otherwise I might bite the bullet and go a 32c threadripper when 64c come out..

 

Price should drop :)

I mean, the top-of-the-line 32 core Threadripper ain't cheap, but for $1800 $1700 it's a fucking bargain.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, handymanshandle said:

I mean, the top-of-the-line 32 core Threadripper ain't cheap, but for $1800 $1700 it's a fucking bargain.

Yeah.. 

 

BTW headache commend was Linus last word in that video!

 

The system he built he actually tested blender and the 16c threadripper outpaced the 64c by a hearty margin!

I think his comments avx and updated CPU is where it's important!


Few Systems,

Latest: METABOX APLHA-X 17.3" Gaming Laptop, i7 8750H, 24GB DDR4 2400MHz, GTX1060 6GB, 2TB Seagate HDD, 512GB SSD Intel 660p, 17.3" Screen

2X COOL CRAZY A$$ WALL COMPUTERS DIY.      Link to my website / pictures of my Wall PC's

 

1st Wall PC, i7 8700K @ 4.7GHz, Gigabyte Gaming 7 Z370 32GB Corsair Dom 3200Mhz, 256GB SM951 Samsung SSD, 7x 5TB HDD's, Zotac AMP Extreme GTX 1070, EVGA P2 850Watt PSU

2nd Wall PC, i7 8600K @ 5GHz, Gigabyte Gaming 7 Z370 16GB Viper 3733Mhz DDR4, 256 Samsung PRO SSD, SM951 Samsung SSD, 1x 4TB HDD, Zotac AMP Extreme GTX 1080ti, EVGA P2 750Watt PSU

 

Media Centre PC's AMD R5 1600, 8GB, just a tv system ITX Based

Workstation, Portable disk cloner DIY Construction with screen in chassis. Ryzen 2200G 8GB DDR4

 

Blender RENDERBOX, Ryzen 1700, 32GB DDR4 2933 HyperX, 3X Gigabyte GHZ Edition GTX 780 TI, Gigabyte Gaming 5 AM4 Based System, Seasonic 1000Watt Psu

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