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A good Maya desktop for 3D Animation (in college).

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Hello,

 

So my parents have a friend whose daughter is going to university. They want me to build a computer for 3D Animation, more specifically Maya. For about $2000 USD what is a good desktop for a university student attending a art program? Thanks.

 

Case: Fractal Define R6 USB-C Tempered Glass CPU: Ryzen 9 5950X @ 3.4GHz Motherboard: ASUS X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero RAM: 64GB DDR4 4000MHz G.Skill GPU: EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra PSU: Corsair HX1000i 80+ Platinum Drives: 500GB SSD (2x), 1TB SSD, 960GB SSD, 120GB SSD, 2TB (2x) HDD, 4TB HDD, & 500GB HDD Displays: Acer Predator 27" XB271HU 165Hz G-Sync (1440p) & 2x Dell P2715Q 27" (2160p) 

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Used Xeon is great especially with cheap used ecc ddr3 and then maybe try to get a used 1080ti for best value.

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Ok Ok Ok, so!

 

First: Watch Linus Tech Tips video on Workstation PC Parts Recommendation.

 

dere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-90qEJAVkU

 

Second: Look, I'm no PC Parts Expert, but this is what I recommend.

 

4/6 Core Consumer CPU, Z370 if you need Intel SpeedShift or other technologies, otherwise get Ryzen. You probably don't need X299's AVX-512 instruction set.

 

GTX 1070, They're last gen, but they will be more than enough for what I assure "college work" DO NOT consider RTX unless she absolutely tells you that she is doing Ray-Tracing modelling, in which I would question his/her amazing ability in Maya.

 

16 Gigabytes Of Ram

 

2TB HDD with 16/32 Gig Optane

 

Or

 

1.5TB HDD with 240GB SSD.

 

You have to consider the size of the work. Is she doing large designs/vectors. What textures are you applying to the model, any Ray-Tracing for real shadows? Consider all of this before buying...

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2 minutes ago, TiresomeToe933 said:

Ok Ok Ok, so!

 

First: Watch Linus Tech Tips video on Workstation PC Parts Recommendation.

 

dere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-90qEJAVkU

 

Second: Look, I'm no PC Parts Expert, but this is what I recommend.

 

4/6 Core Consumer CPU, Z370 if you need Intel SpeedShift or other technologies, otherwise get Ryzen. You probably don't need X299's AVX-512 instruction set.

 

GTX 1070, They're last gen, but they will be more than enough for what I assure "college work" DO NOT consider RTX unless she absolutely tells you that she is doing Ray-Tracing modelling, in which I would question his/her amazing ability in Maya.

 

16 Gigabytes Of Ram

 

2TB HDD with 16/32 Gig Optane

 

Or

 

1.5TB HDD with 240GB SSD.

 

You have to consider the size of the work. Is she doing large designs/vectors. What textures are you applying to the model, any Ray-Tracing for real shadows? Consider all of this before buying...

So I looked into Maya and 3DS Max, it seems like those two programs likes CPU cores more than anything else. So I was thinking a Ryzen 2700 with a B450 motherboard. Then 16GB DDR4 3000 ram, and then finally the GPU, which is giving me the hardest time to figure out. Let me get a PC Part Picker list going.

Case: Fractal Define R6 USB-C Tempered Glass CPU: Ryzen 9 5950X @ 3.4GHz Motherboard: ASUS X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero RAM: 64GB DDR4 4000MHz G.Skill GPU: EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra PSU: Corsair HX1000i 80+ Platinum Drives: 500GB SSD (2x), 1TB SSD, 960GB SSD, 120GB SSD, 2TB (2x) HDD, 4TB HDD, & 500GB HDD Displays: Acer Predator 27" XB271HU 165Hz G-Sync (1440p) & 2x Dell P2715Q 27" (2160p) 

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3 hours ago, Abyssal Radon said:

So I looked into Maya and 3DS Max, it seems like those two programs likes CPU cores more than anything else. So I was thinking a Ryzen 2700 with a B450 motherboard. Then 16GB DDR4 3000 ram, and then finally the GPU, which is giving me the hardest time to figure out. Let me get a PC Part Picker list going.

Yeah! That would 100% work!

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11 hours ago, TiresomeToe933 said:

Yeah! That would 100% work!

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Case: Fractal Define R6 USB-C Tempered Glass CPU: Ryzen 9 5950X @ 3.4GHz Motherboard: ASUS X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero RAM: 64GB DDR4 4000MHz G.Skill GPU: EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra PSU: Corsair HX1000i 80+ Platinum Drives: 500GB SSD (2x), 1TB SSD, 960GB SSD, 120GB SSD, 2TB (2x) HDD, 4TB HDD, & 500GB HDD Displays: Acer Predator 27" XB271HU 165Hz G-Sync (1440p) & 2x Dell P2715Q 27" (2160p) 

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