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CGI workstation help (Ryzen 9 3950X, RTX 2080 Ti)

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Hi everybody,
I'm a artist/student and I'm going to build myself my first rig and I need a bit of help as I've never done it.


Budget: 100,000 CZK (roughly 4,000 USD), I'm currently situated in Prague, Czech Republic
Purpose: 3D graphics, rendering (mainly GPU, Cycles and Redshift), video editing, (basically a cgi workhorse), possible video streaming (I'm planning to do live classes on CGI)
Monitors: I already have one 1920x1080 60Hz display and I might be adding another (probably 1440 one in the future)


Why: I'm a freelance 3D artist and I'm upgrading because I'm tired of rendering all my stuff on AWS and other render farms. Got some spare money and I'd like to invest in my work. So far I've been doing all my work on a laptop (Dell Inspiron 15 7559) and even though it's handling most of tasks very well, I can't do more demanding tasks like advanced physical simulations or ray-traced volumetric rendering (technically I can, but it's a pain).

-here's a list of parts I have picked and why I did so, I do need help with some
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X - I figured I will benefit a lot from a good single-core performance and this one looks like a great option if I don't exactly need a Threadripper (I think I don't need a Threadripper)
GPU: Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti - I have no idea which manufacturer to pick, for starters I will only get one but I'm almost sure I will be turning it into a dual GPU setup later this year
RAM: 64 GB - that much I'm sure about since some simulation tasks are RAM heavy, 4x16 or 2x32?, what cl-xx?, what speed?
MB: ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING - will this one be good enough? Will it fit two 2080Ti later? Should I go for EATX? Honestly I have no idea how to pick, apart from the cpu socket.
CPU Cooler: NOCTUA NH-D15 SE-AM4 - is this too much or good enough? Any other (better/cheaper) options?
PSU: I honestly don't know, did some calculations I think that 1000W should be more than enough (can I go lower?)
Storage: I want an ssd, probably M.2 is the best solution (500GB or 1TB) paired with something large but slower like a 4T HDD
Case: I honestly don't care, all I need is a good performance/airflow (I do like the looks of Corsair 275R Airflow though)

So, those are the parts I think will be best for me. From looking at local prices I think it should fit my budget. But if I can get something better for that price, or cheaper with the same power I'm in.
I also want to mention that I am not a fan of RGB lights so... the less it shines, the better.

I'll also be buying W10 with it, but I don't need to include that in the budget.

Thank you for your time,


Edited by Zed_is_dead
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Posted · Original PosterOP

Also, I forgot to mention.
What else do I need?
Cables? Thermal paste?
I have never built a PC, so I may be forgetting something.

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