[SOLVED] 1500 EUR Workstation?

Oct 2, 2019
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Hello, I hope this is the right section of the forum to ask this!

I need a workstation desktop for professional use of Inventor and 3ds Max. Im mostly concerned about which combination of gpu + cpu i must use. Can you make some suggestions?
Also do you believe that these software tools can run relatively smoothly on a laptop of the same budget?

Thank you!
 

logainofhades

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Due to the motherboard costs, of such platforms, I would probably lean towards no. Those chips are power hungry, and you do not really want to skimp, on the motherboard. You could do 1st gen threadripper, with GTX still, but there is going to be an IPC loss, vs 3rd gen. For example, the 3900x beats the 2920x. https://www.techspot.com/review/1869-amd-ryzen-3900x-ryzen-3700x/

You would get an upgrade path, to 3rd gen threadripper, at a later date though.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Threadripper 1920X 3.5 GHz 12-Core Processor (€306.19 @ Amazon Deutschland)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro TR4 59.5 CFM CPU Cooler (€76.79 @ Aquatuning)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X399 AORUS PRO ATX TR4 Motherboard (€275.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€157.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€55.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€113.80 @ Alza)
Storage: Toshiba N300 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€128.02 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GAMING Video Card (€227.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case (€66.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€99.90 @ Caseking)
Total: €1507.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-02 17:51 CEST+0200



The 16c/32t 3950x will probably be the highest core count, that we will see, on AM4.


With the low clock speeds, of the Xeons, I wouldn't recommend those.
 

logainofhades

Titan
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An AMD rig to consider

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (€335.89 @ Mindfactory)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler (€72.89 @ Aquatuning)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard (€213.89 @ Mindfactory)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€152.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€55.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€113.80 @ Alza)
Storage: Toshiba N300 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€128.02 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB (1-Click OC) Video Card (€273.89 @ Mindfactory)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case (€66.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€94.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €1508.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-02 16:24 CEST+0200





Intel rig, at a similar cost.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (€489.00 @ Caseking)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler (€72.89 @ Aquatuning)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (€193.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (€133.46 @ Mindfactory)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€55.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€113.80 @ Alza)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€56.95 @ ARLT)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GAMING Video Card (€227.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case (€66.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€99.90 @ Caseking)
Total: €1508.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-02 16:28 CEST+0200
 
Oct 2, 2019
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Thanks a lot for the reply! Dont you think that a threadripper/xeon cpu (which costs about the same) and a quadro p*000 gpu (which can cost 100 eur more but I can save money from a cheaper motherboard for example) would be more suitable for my needs?
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
Due to the motherboard costs, of such platforms, I would probably lean towards no. Those chips are power hungry, and you do not really want to skimp, on the motherboard. You could do 1st gen threadripper, with GTX still, but there is going to be an IPC loss, vs 3rd gen. For example, the 3900x beats the 2920x. https://www.techspot.com/review/1869-amd-ryzen-3900x-ryzen-3700x/

You would get an upgrade path, to 3rd gen threadripper, at a later date though.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Threadripper 1920X 3.5 GHz 12-Core Processor (€306.19 @ Amazon Deutschland)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro TR4 59.5 CFM CPU Cooler (€76.79 @ Aquatuning)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X399 AORUS PRO ATX TR4 Motherboard (€275.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€157.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€55.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€113.80 @ Alza)
Storage: Toshiba N300 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€128.02 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GAMING Video Card (€227.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case (€66.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€99.90 @ Caseking)
Total: €1507.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-02 17:51 CEST+0200



The 16c/32t 3950x will probably be the highest core count, that we will see, on AM4.


With the low clock speeds, of the Xeons, I wouldn't recommend those.
 
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