New Workstation Recommendation for 2019

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Hi all,

For all those who are in the rendering and animation sector of work. I am looking to upgrade my desktop which I had used for the past 8 years. I've been having a hard time trying to find or customize a build for my budget.

Looking to purchase by the end of Friday latest

I am seeking a build with a budget of $2250-$2500 CAD. Shipped to the door ready to go kind of machine.

I will be using the computer for animations based from the software Lumion, GPU intensive program that will be used for walk through for Houses in ariel view and ground plane view

Here is a source of what the recommended specs are(complex design).
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Appreciate all input.
 
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Looks like GPU is much more important than CPU for Lumion. I will build my own. My take:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($299.00 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($86.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($179.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard...
Looks like GPU is much more important than CPU for Lumion. I will build my own. My take:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($299.00 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($86.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($179.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.95 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($999.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $2130.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-03 11:22 EST-0500

Small ssd is for OS and software caching, 1tb ssd for material
 
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hconduc

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[quotemsg=21639027,0,2539507]Looks like GPU is much more important than CPU for Lumion. I will build my own. My take:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($299.00 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($86.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($179.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.95 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($999.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $2130.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-03 11:22 EST-0500

Small ssd is for OS and software caching, 1tb ssd for material[/quotemsg]

How do you feel about the MOBO, do you think it would be worth to go up a version? Other then that, the build looks great.
 

hconduc

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[quotemsg=21642531,0,2539507]what do you mean by "go up a version"?
Canada charges VAT which will bring up the final price. What MB do you have in mind?[/quotemsg]

Go up a version as in, a level higher if needed? Not sure if it would be worth the extra dollar.

Also I have not put to much time into MOBO research.