Question First build help for Maya modeling and After effects help?

gamecordhd

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Hello.
I'm making a pc so I can use to model in Maya and Render short animations. I also want to use the pc for after effect editing as well. My budget is £1100 and I need help. Don't ask about gaming BC I only play csgo and this system will run it with a breeze.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2DCXXP

This is the build I've made. I looked at cinebench scores for the ryzen 3700x and 3600x and it's only a 300 point difference in multi core performance. So my first question is, is this 300 point difference worth the £100 extra when considering the 3700X also has 2 more cores so 4 more threads.

So now I'm moving on to the GPU. This is the same sort of question. I was thinking initially a 2060 super but also a 2070 super. I'm wondering is the performance difference that big that paying almost £200 extra worth it? AMD GPUs aren't in the question because most rendering engines don't support amd.

Finally I have some queries regarding the motherboard. I have no idea which one I should pick. There's b450 ones that look like the do the job but if they're good enough why are x470 mobos and above?. I have no idea what to pick. (I need 3 fan headers no more than 64gb ram 3200 cl16 ram).

Thanks for all the help and if there any other flaws with the build I appreciate it. I'm a noob with PCs and this would be my first build.
 

ConanLock

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The b450 motherboards don't support Ryzen 3000 CPUs out of the box. They also typically have less features. However, they have the advantage of being cheaper, and for most people, the less features are not applicable (such as extremely high RAM speeds). A b450 board like the Tomahawk is able to have its BIOS updated without a supported CPU, in order to add support for the Ryzen 3000 CPUs. See the video below for instructions.
I'm addition to this, the use of a SATA SSD was swapped out in favour of an NVMe one. These are much faster while being, as you can see, similar priced.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($329.00 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Patriot Scorch 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card ($539.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.87 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1245.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-19 16:26 EDT-0400


View: https://youtu.be/iTkXunUAriE
 

gamecordhd

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The b450 motherboards don't support Ryzen 3000 CPUs out of the box. They also typically have less features. However, they have the advantage of being cheaper, and for most people, the less features are not applicable (such as extremely high RAM speeds). A b450 board like the Tomahawk is able to have its BIOS updated without a supported CPU, in order to add support for the Ryzen 3000 CPUs. See the video below for instructions.
I'm addition to this, the use of a SATA SSD was swapped out in favour of an NVMe one. These are much faster while being, as you can see, similar priced.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($329.00 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Patriot Scorch 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card ($539.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.87 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1245.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-19 16:26 EDT-0400


View: https://youtu.be/iTkXunUAriE
Is purchasing a better motherboard worth it?
 

ConanLock

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No worries.
In terms of 3700x vs 3600x, the 3700x is the better choice for you usage. The extra cores will certainly help out for the CPU intensive tasks you intend to do.
As for GPU, if your budget allows it, the 2070 Super is the best choice. However, it won't make a huge difference, and you might actually see a better difference by choosing 2×16GB RAM and the 2060 Super than 2×8GB RAM and the 2070 Super.
 

gamecordhd

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No worries.
In terms of 3700x vs 3600x, the 3700x is the better choice for you usage. The extra cores will certainly help out for the CPU intensive tasks you intend to do.
As for GPU, if your budget allows it, the 2070 Super is the best choice. However, it won't make a huge difference, and you might actually see a better difference by choosing 2×16GB RAM and the 2060 Super than 2×8GB RAM and the 2070 Super.
Is the price difference worth the performance difference? Also how much would the performance difference be?
 

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