How much ram should I use for 3D Rendering?

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Hey guys, I am building a new PC and need help with how much RAM I will need for 3D modeling and animation software. No specific software, just any amount that you guys recommend. Pretty simple. Thanks for any help and advice! :3
 

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Ram isn't everything. While 16gb would be ideal, make sure you invest in a good graphics card too. It doesn't have to be a gtx titan (but then again why not) just make sure it does what you want.
 

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Thanks for the help guys! I am just asking how much RAM I will need, I don't need to know about prices or my GPU.

Project sizes... Hmm... I will most likely never do anything very small, so I guess that these will be medium-very large projects.

And also guys, when you are thinking about this take no prices in mind. If 16 would be ENOUGH but 32 would be the best and future-proof me for a while, then you just suggest 32 ;3
Thanks!
 

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I have very few parts for this build yet, so I could be getting an AMD FX-8350, I could be getting a 6350, but I guarantee that it will be over 3.3 ghz (probably overclockable as well) and at least 4 cores.
 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($138.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $443.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-09 17:58 EDT-0400)

There you go, 16GB of RAM, FX-8350, a very good motherboard and cooler. You'll be able to overclock it a lot.
 

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Wow! Thanks for the list! Nice parts in there, thanks again :p
 

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