Question First Workstation/gaming PC

alexste233958

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Jul 2, 2018
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Good day community,

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I will begin by stating that this is my 3rd build ever and I'm super stoked but conflicted, you see my first build was... never up too par, I ended up way over spending for a bottle neck heavy device, I later upgraded but at the price of more dough, my next build was for my wife which went okay, I just used parts from my OG build and replaced what was missing... costing a few hundred "not too shabby... until the toddler got loose" but I digress, onto why were here, a while back I wanted all the bells and whistles... like a Titan XP and the newest Ryzen at the time... I was literally throwing money away..... I don't want to do that again.

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The point is I don't want to waste money again, I want too know what I'm doing my, idea is a "Hidden" Workstation (Kinda Lied about the money in a way)
In the past few years I've developed a knack for "3d Rendering" and "Animation" All in the name of game development, I am struggling to determine if the GPU or CPU is more important if CPU should I go with a Ryzen 9 5950x ($1,100) or an Intel I9 11900k ($850) or just go on the cheap end and get a Intel i9 10900k ($450) Or just say screw it and get the Ryzen threadripper

Or if its GPU should I go with "duel SLI 1080 ti" or just say screw it and get the RTX 3090, the reason being render speed plus gaming capabilitie, I currently own the Titan XP that I could Use for SLI With another, But will it be worth it?

I want my renders and animations to be quick, but also to be able to game when I feel like it , some advice from Pros would do me great, I know i'm shooting for bells and whistles again, that's why I'm reaching out. thank you for your time.
 

RealBeast

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Adobe Premiere Pro or Davinci Resolve Studio?

The answer is opposite for the two programs.

Premiere Pro is CPU intensive and Adobe claims that 8 cores gets you about 95% of possible performance. I use PP myself and my GPU is only a 1080Ti, which is fine.

DaVinci will utilize additional GPUs to offload processing and its bottleneck will be the GPU if you have a decent CPU.

And with either fast storage, preferably dual NVMe -- one for the OS and program and one for a distinct and separate scratch disk.
 

alexste233958

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Jul 2, 2018
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okay, I see whay you're saying, thanks that actually helped a lot with the GPU... but the CPU is kinda the issue, are you recommending anything more then 8-cores? I'm trying to save hours not seconds so... I really don't need the juciest beast on the market, I'm not sure if getting a 16 core 32 thread vice 10 core 20 thread will save me time or just money?
 

alexste233958

Commendable
Jul 2, 2018
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The 10850k / 10900k or a 3900x / 5900x is usually the sweetsop for price to performance regarding the previously mentioned programs. If you need to save some money a 10700k or a 3700x / 3800x are a really good value and will be performant while gaming as well.
Okay, Well thank you very much for the help, I think that influenced my decision, I'll probably go with 5900x with duel 1080 ti to help render time and system performance, thank you both, a second opinion always helps
 
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