Build Advice Build Request: VFX Workstation £2000 Budget

Aug 19, 2019
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Good day everyone,

I've come seeking advice on what components to purchase as I need a workstation that can handle VFX work.

Below I have the information you may need to assist me with this venture.


Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: 1-2 Weeks

Budget Range:£2000-£2250

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
This needs to be able to handle software such as Cinema 4D, Blender, After Effects (VFX based Software)

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: https://pcpartpicker.com

Location:
Surrey, England

Parts Preferences: AMD processor

Overclocking: Im not sure, happy to listen to advice on the subject

SLI or Crossfire: Again, Im not sure, happy to listen to advice on the subject

Your Monitor Resolution: Will be purchasing a 4K monitor

Additional Comments: I really don't care about flashing lights or being able to see inside. Im all about practicality

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I need to be able to practice my profession at home in my spare time so i need a computer that can handle that.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions!
 
My take:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Threadripper 2970WX 3 GHz 24-Core Processor (£940.00 @ AWD-IT)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler (£71.88 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock X399 Taichi ATX TR4 Motherboard (£314.40 @ Alza)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LED 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£337.11 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£61.09 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£97.97 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Computer 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.99 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card (£210.79 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.81 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£85.47 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £2232.51
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-20 15:41 BST+0100
 

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