Question Upgrading 3D/VFX Workstation - Need Advice

Feb 19, 2020
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Hey guys, I'm hoping to upgrade my graphics card on my 3d workstation to take advantage of GPU rendering. however im wondering if i need to upgrade any other components as well to be able to use an RTX card. I built this system a while ago,probably 5 years ago now and I'm pretty clueless with components so just wondering what, if anything, is still good, and what could be upgraded. Thanks!

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $1000-$1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D Rendering/Modeling/Animation, gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: GPU, cpu? motherboard?ram?

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: PCcasegear.com.au

Location: Sydney, Australia

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I mostly use 3ds Max and Zbrush for modeling and Animation, as well as Adobe after effects, Premiere and Photoshop. mostly playing flight sims (DCS world, Rise of flight) and arma 3. I'd also to be able to use VR in the future, and possibly a 3 monitor display.

System Specs:
i7-4770 CPU @ 3.4GHz
Geforce GTX 760
8GB RAM
ASrock z87 Extreme 4 Motherboard
128 GB SSD and 2TB HDD
 

logainofhades

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I would upgrade the CPU and motherboard. Something like this. Not knowing your PSU make/model, I added a high quality model, to the upgrade, just to be safe.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($464.00 @ Shopping Express)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($181.00 @ Shopping Express)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($141.90 @ Newegg Australia)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO GAMING Video Card ($499.40 @ Newegg Australia)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1421.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-19 23:30 AEDT+1100
 
Feb 19, 2020
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I would upgrade the CPU and motherboard. Something like this. Not knowing your PSU make/model, I added a high quality model, to the upgrade, just to be safe.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($464.00 @ Shopping Express)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($181.00 @ Shopping Express)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($141.90 @ Newegg Australia)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO GAMING Video Card ($499.40 @ Newegg Australia)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1421.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-19 23:30 AEDT+1100
My current PSU is a CFI 600W 80+ Silver

Do you think this would need upgrading too?
 

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