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3d Modeling and render PC Build help

Budget (including currency): $1500

Country: United States

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Rhino, Photoshop, Keyshot, Vray, Revit, CAD

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): Already have a 2080 TI that was given to us.




I am building my friend a work PC that he will use right now in Architecture grad school and on the side as an architect. Right now he does renders for clients for some extra cash and the slow renders he was getting prompted him to ask me to consider seeing what I could build him. A friend already gave me a 2080 TI for free when he upgraded to a 3080 so the gpu is the only locked in part at the moment. The programs he will be using are Rhino, Revit, Photoshop, Vray, Keyshot, CAD. He pretty much works from home, though IDK if he would join a firm that would want him to bring his own PC in? I think most firms provide their PC's.


His budget is relatively flexible, but would rather not spend unnecessary money for something that's not going to be used. Something around $1500. I'm making this post to get a second opinion since my experience is gaming PC's, not production ones. Just wanted to get a second opinion from anyone who would care to give me their 2 cents!


Here's the list I currently have.


CPU: Ryzen 9 5900x



CPU Cooler: Dark Rock Pro 4



Motherboard: Asus B550 F Gaming



or Asus Pro art B550



Power Supply: EVGA Super Nova 850 G5



Case: Fractal Meshify 2 (Don't really know if its much better than Meshify C, any creature comforts?) Thinking of just using the pre installed case fans. Bad idea?



RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 64GB (2 x 32GB) 3200 c16



SSD: Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 2TB



Anything you guys would switch out? My friend would be willing to raise his budget from $1500 for good reasons if there's something I'm not thinking about here.



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I mean, there's nothing wrong with that machine, I'd probably change it around a little to get a 5950X in there and go for a different motherboard (not really a fan of ASUS's B550 lineup, they're not bad boards or anything but they're pretty expensive compared to comparable boards from other manufacturers) but that's not super necessary. That said, we are really close to next gen part launches, so unless if he can wait around for a month before building it he can likely get a much faster rig for about the same amount of money he'd put into it today. Either that or get a really good deal on last gen parts when they go on clearance.

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I'd probably see if they can wait for next gen since its coming out pretty soon, but if you need a build asap then I'd go with something like this


The 12700f matches the 5900x in multicore workloads and beats it in single core workloads

Cheap cooler that matches cooling ability  the NH d15 

Good board for the price

Cheapest kit of 64gb ram

Good 2tb storage

Case that was wanted and a good 850 watt psu

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The Meshify 2 case is larger than the Meshify C and can support longer GPU and more 3.5" drives. It also has a front panel USB-C port.


A PCIe 4.0 NVMe drive is not much more expensive. 


I'd suggest a better PSU. The RMx is excellent quality and offers quiet operation.


Consider a 12th gen Intel. The i7-12700 is a sweet spot, able to offer excellent performance with good cooling and power limits open.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700F 2.1 GHz 12-Core Processor  ($312.95 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK620 68.99 CFM CPU Cooler  ($64.98 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Asus ProArt B660-CREATOR D4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard  ($199.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory  ($199.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Western Digital Black SN770 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($198.00 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Founders Edition Video Card  ($0.00) 
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case  ($94.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($134.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1205.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-08-18 22:53 EDT-0400

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.


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