PC Build for 3D Modeling, Animation, Rendering

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This would mostly be for my work in 3D animation so that I can do some work from home when I'm not in the studio. I want the PC to have a focus on heavy 3D animation, rendering and VFX work with some light gaming. The work for rendering is a crucial aspect of this PC as I can't spend a long time rendering, especially when it comes to deadline crunches.

Some software I'll be using:
Maya 2018
Vray/ Redshift / Keyshot
Cinema 4D
Zbrush
Houdini
Unreal Engine
Unity
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Afteraffects

My budget is flexible up to $2000-$2300 USD. Hopefully no more than the $2000 USD range, but if anyone has suggestions for a build that could benefit from the extra cost I would love to hear them.

Also I'm based in Canada so if anyone has suggestions for places to order from that won't require customs or expensive shipping costs that would be a bonus.

Thanks everyone! I appreciate all of your suggestions.
 
Jul 28, 2018
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Sometimes I use Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator with one 3D program at a time such as Cinema4D or Maya for illustrations. When I'm animating or rendering using software like Maya, I will only be using it one at a time.

Thanks for taking the time to inquire.
 
Do you require Monitor/Peripherals/OS?

Intel -
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($347.89 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($83.65 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI - Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($279.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($54.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AMP Edition Video Card ($699.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($77.89 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1902.06
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-01 00:21 EDT-0400

AMD -
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($319.79 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($83.65 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($279.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($54.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AMP Edition Video Card ($699.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($77.89 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1873.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-01 00:35 EDT-0400
 
This should do :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($419.99 @ Amazon Canada)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($115.99 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace)
Motherboard: ASRock - X470 Master SLI/AC ATX AM4 Motherboard ($163.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($399.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($239.75 @ shopRBC)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.95 @ shopRBC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($599.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Case: Antec - P8 ATX Mid Tower Case ($87.99 @ PC-Canada)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($106.99 @ PC-Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro Full - USB 32/64-bit ($118.00 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $2352.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-01 01:30 EDT-0400
 

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