Question $600 PC Build for 3D Modelling and rendering, animation, design and gaming

Chello096

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Hi, I need help to build new pc and i want to make it so i can run softwares that i need for work and college. What im using is :
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Ilustrator
Maya
3DS Max
Autodesk inventor.
I woud like to hear your suggestions for build (and please include coolers , case and Power Supply). My budget is somewhere around $600 U.S. dollars ( a bit flexible here).
Thanks guys!
 
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Quick rundown, and assuming you already have monitors and such.
R5 1600AF
B450 Tomahawk Max
32GB DDR4 ~3200 speed (G Skill Ripjaws should fit budget)
I would likely do something like M.2 NVME, and a large SSD or HDD for storage, according to budget. (a 970 EVO is $100 by itself)
GTX 1660 Super
Pick a case you like under $50 and a name brand PSU around that same price and you should be there, sans Windows 10 license.

Might have to knock it down to 16GB of RAM...in a very quick look over at Newegg $600 would be tight.
 
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Chello096

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Ryzen 1600AF = $85
MSI B450M Pro-VDH Max = $85
2x16GB DDR4-3200 RAM = $140 (not sure what your RAM requirements are)
Seasonic S12III 550W PSU = $70 (can find better PSUs for the same $$ or less $$ for a similar PSU when on sale)
WD Blue SN550 1TB NVMe SSD = $105 after promo code EMCDHDN53
EVGA GTX1650 = $140 after MIR
Cougar MG130-G Case = $50
Total = $675 (I know that's a fair bit over your budget)
I think I'm liking this build the most so far, I'm willing to stretch my budget up to about $800. What Benefit would I get if I went with the higher end Ryzen 5 3600? or should I focus my budget else where?
 
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Chello096

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Ryzen 1600AF = $85
Gigabyte B450M DS3H = $73 (can get these for $60 on sale)
2x16GB DDR4-3200 RAM = $140 (not sure what your RAM requirements are)
Seasonic S12III 550W PSU = $70 (can find better PSUs for the same $$ or less $$ for a similar PSU when on sale)
WD Blue SN550 1TB NVMe SSD = $105 after promo code EMCDHDN53
EVGA GTX1650 = $140 after MIR
Cougar MG130-G Case = $50
Total = $665 (I know that's 10% over your budget)
Also, I'm thinking i could probably save some money going with a used gpu, say a used AMD RX 570 or RX 480 under $100? Is there any major drawbacks, going with a used GPU, Is this something that is advisable? I wont be gaming at all on this machine, but i do understand that rendering 3d models requires a decent gpu.
 

Chello096

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^ There is very good argument to say that the R5 3600 is among the best performance to value products on the new market.
If you go that route make sure to stick with "Max" motherboards on the 4xx chipsets, or go 5xx.
So would the suggested MSI B450M PRO DS3H suffice? I have an extra
ASRock AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard laying around would it be compatible with the r5 3600?
 
The Ryzen 3600 is $175 on newegg right now. I was trying to squeeze that in initially.

Ryzen 3600 = $175
MSI B450M Pro-VDH Max = $85 (guaranteed to ship with Ryzen 3000 compatible BIOS)
2x16GB DDR4-3200 RAM = $140 (not sure what your RAM requirements are)
Seasonic S12III 550W PSU = $70 (can find better PSUs for the same $$ or less $$ for a similar PSU when on sale)
WD Blue SN550 1TB NVMe SSD = $105 after promo code EMCDHDN53
EVGA GTX1650 = $140 after MIR
Cougar MG130-G Case = $50
Fractal Design R3 140mm fan = $13
Total = $780

I've heard that Nvidia GPUs are better in Adobe softwares.
 
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EVGA GTX1650 = $140 after MIR
There's little point in going with a 1650 when a 1650 SUPER is close to 40% faster for a similar price. The only real reason to go with the original 1650 (non-SUPER) would be for a pre-built system with a low-end power supply that couldn't handle a graphics card drawing over 75 watts.

I do notice that stock of those cards seems to be rather low at the moment though, with only some single-fan models readily available in this price range, which I'm guessing is why you went with that. It's probably worth keeping an eye on 1650 SUPERs to see if they come back in stock before buying though. The single fan ones would work fine as well, but might be more audible under load...

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#sort=price&c=476

Is there any major drawbacks, going with a used GPU, Is this something that is advisable?
It's an option, but you generally won't be getting proper warranty coverage, whereas new cards will include a 2 to 3 year warranty. The RX 480 is also a little bit older, and can draw around double the power of a 1650 SUPER, potenitally getting up around 200 watts when under load, and in turn will put out more heat, while generally offering a similar level of performance.

You might also consider buying a brand new RX 570, which can be had for as little as $120 at this time, and generally performs only around 10-15% behind those other cards, but still around 10-15% faster than the 1650 (non-SUPER). It's power draw and heat output under load can get relatively high as well though...

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#sort=price&c=392
 

popatim

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Side-rant: My RX480 is F@H right now at the stock 1255MHz and pulling 90W....
The only time you're going to see an RX480/580 pulling 200W is heavily OC'd and/ or peaks on an oscilloscope.
Perhaps F@H isn't stressing the GPU, many reviews show the 480 is indeed a 150w+ in the max power consumption department.
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-radeon-rx-480-polaris-10,4616-9.html
https://www.techspot.com/review/1198-amd-radeon-rx-480/page7.html
https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/amd-radeon-r9-rx-480-8gb-review,5.html ...
 
Caveat : reviewers run their tests on "auto" voltage settings. I'm "technically" cheating by manually controlling voltages in WattMan. ;)

(10Hz polling rate)
FurMark = 85W average at 1266MHz/950mV. Peak = 100W. (RX480 "stock" frequency)

FurMark = 115W average at 1350MHz/1080mV. Peak = 135W (RX580 "stock frequency)

Auto voltage pushes anywhere from 15-30W more than that.

I never should've brought this up since it's not helpful to the OP.
Side Rant /
 
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