PC build for 3ds max using vray

cungquan

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Here is my build for 3d redering using v-ray, please take a look :

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZRfWCy

Am i wrong or not? I need a case for workstation and my budget is low, best i can do is 1400 ~ 1500 $. Most time i only work on 3ds max and autocad (2d), add a liltle photoshop later.
 

synphul

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Is there a reason you picked a xeon? It's quite expensive at $550 when an almost identical i7 6800k is $388 (and can be oc'd to make up for the 200mhz or so clock speed difference). If going with x99 you'd probably want to go with a quad channel memory kit, if 16gb then 4x 4gb rather than 2x 8gb.

The re4 hdd's are nice drives but for a workstation you may want to invest some of the savings from the xeon to put toward a 240gb ssd for your main drive. It's a bit of a tossup, for vray the new ryzen cpu's have a slight advantage, for autocad and photoshop the intel will have the advantage. If you choose to stick with 6 core intel you'll want a better cooler than a 212 evo most likely, especially if overclocking the i7 6800k. Once you have all cores under full load the 6 core cpu's are going to heat up and the 212 evo will probably struggle.
 

cungquan

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I'm like an ant to this new world. I chose Xeon cause I read some where said that it's cooler than i7, and my work put a lot of pressure to the PC. That too the main reason I wouldn't go with ryzen ( had exp with AMD before). And one more reason is i need a stable could so i wouldn't thinking of Oc it. Everything else you said are extremely good and I'm gonna listen to this if no one else have any option for me. Thank you
 

synphul

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Here's a suggested build for about the same amount of money. The cooler would handle a mild oc at least to get it to the xeon speeds. For roughly the same price you don't lose cpu performance, get a better cooler with a longer lasting fan, same gpu, an ssd added for the main boot drive and programs. The case was changed to something wide enough to support the slightly larger cooler. The motherboard was changed because it supports q-flash which is a way to update the bios without a cpu, x99 boards need a bios update usually to support the newer broadwell-e cpu's. Some don't but they're $400-500. Ram was swapped to 4x 4gb to take advantage of quad channel memory. The cooler is a slim cooler that won't interfere with ram.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($388.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($57.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X99P-SLI ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($204.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($99.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital RE4 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY Quadro K1200 4GB Video Card ($298.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox 5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($56.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.39 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1365.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-17 09:13 EDT-0400

Maybe others can chime in or you can ask in a new thread specifically regarding the gpu when it comes to vray. I'm not 100% certain but some folks say despite the high amounts of vram and that the quadro cards are sold as workstation cards, the k1200 has about 1/4 of the cuda cores available on gaming cards. If so you may be better off with a gtx 1070 for around $350-370 vs the k1200 @ $300 since it has 1920 cuda cores vs the k1200's 512 cuda cores. I'm not certain though so worth checking before making a heavy investment that doesn't perform like you want.
 

cungquan

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And, if only it not to much to ask, can you please help me build another set with the xeon, I really need something to show my boss to compare. Thanks alot for your help any way
 

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