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Workstation Build - Advice?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey all. So it’s been 4 years since I’ve built a system, switched to Mac mini due to my requirements not really needing much. But recently I’ve been required to upgrade.

 

The primarily use will be Maya/Houdini with Mantra/Arnold. I will also be utilizing Clarissa/Katana so CPU will be important. Since it’s been so long I’m not really up to date on release schedules, or best comparability. So any help would be appreciated. GPU doesn’t need to be that great, as most of my resources will be geared toward CPU, with light GPU rendering with Arnold for pre-viz.

 

My budget is flexible, but $2000 is max. $1500 is better. No peripherals/monitor needed. I’ll also be using CentOs. So anything I should know with compatibility there?

 

Ill take all the help I can get. Thank you in advance.

 

 

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Not much of an upgrade path going with x399.

I'll recommend something like this instead...You can even upgrade to a 3950x if needed.

3900x would be better than the 1920x because of higher clock speeds and better IPC. But you'll have comparitively less number of PCIe lanes in 3900x as compared to 1920x, though they are PCIe gen 4.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor  ($493.00 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($164.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  ($149.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  ($149.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Silicon Power A80 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($69.98 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital WD SE 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($129.80 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card  ($159.99 @ B&H) 
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($83.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1501.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-22 00:28 EST-0500

 

Have a look at this video by GN.

 


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1 hour ago, kberes said:

I’m confused 😂

Just ignore Lamoid, he's been spamming random nonsensical posts/threads the whole day today for some reason.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 hours ago, VEXICUS said:

Not much of an upgrade path going with x399.

I'll recommend something like this instead...You can even upgrade to a 3950x if needed.

3900x would be better than the 1920x because of higher clock speeds and better IPC. But you'll have comparitively less number of PCIe lanes in 3900x as compared to 1920x, though they are PCIe gen 4.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor  ($493.00 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($164.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  ($149.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  ($149.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Silicon Power A80 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($69.98 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital WD SE 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($129.80 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card  ($159.99 @ B&H) 
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($83.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1501.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-22 00:28 EST-0500

 

Have a look at this video by GN.

 

Video was a great addition thank you. I think the 3900x is a solid choice. 

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