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8 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Threadripper 2990WX 3 GHz 32-Core Processor $1729.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler $179.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - X399 Taichi ATX TR4 Motherboard $299.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $185.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $127.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card $549.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ Walmart
Power Supply BitFenix - Whisper M 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $106.73 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3335.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-23 21:01 EDT-0400

Making a build for a friend. His budget is $3000 and he will be using Vray. However, I'm not really too familiar with Vray so I mainly based it off of the puget system recommendations. What can I change to help knock down the price? I know I can drop the cpu for a cheaper threadripper, but not sure if that's the better idea or to get some other cheaper components (ex: cheaper gpu, cheaper case, etc).

Thanks.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Threadripper 2990WX 3 GHz 32-Core Processor $1729.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Thermalright - SilverArrow TR4 130 CFM CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - X399 Taichi ATX TR4 Motherboard $299.99 @ Amazon
Memory *G.Skill - Sniper X 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $185.98 @ Newegg
Storage HP - EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB AMP Extreme Video Card $499.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - RMx 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $149.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Phanteks - PH-F140SP_BK 82.1 CFM 140mm Fan $18.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3244.88
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-24 20:24 EDT-0400
  • Upped the HDD size (I fear 4TB won’t last for long with this kind of work)
  • Cheaper SSD (that should be just as good
  • Ditched the AIO (adds nothing, and will contribute to reliability issues)
  • Cheaper GPU
  • Switched to a full tower case and upped the PSU (assuming he’s going to start heading into V-Ray RT, which can utilise multi-GPU setups)

However, if he’s just going to be doing modelling, as well as rendering, something based off this would be optimal (TR4 has quite low single core speed, which might not help)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9940X 3.3 GHz 14-Core Processor $1399.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Thermalright - Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme 130 CFM CPU Cooler $99.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - X299 Taichi XE ATX LGA2066 Motherboard $281.99 @ Amazon
Memory *G.Skill - Sniper X 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $185.98 @ Newegg
Storage HP - EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.99 @ Amazon
Video Card *Zotac - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Video Card $699.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - HX Platinum 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Phanteks - PH-F140SP_BK 82.1 CFM 140mm Fan $18.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3096.84
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-24 20:30 EDT-0400
  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll let him take a look. How are the temps for the zotac cards? I known for the 1080ti, the zotac cards ran really hot given their size and given that rtx is even hotter, not sure if zotac fixed their thermals this years.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure about the temps for the 2070, but it should be fine.

If you are concerned, switch that Zotac card out for another brand.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Threadripper 2950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor $799.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler $179.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - X399 SLI PLUS ATX TR4 Motherboard $335.50 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Sniper X 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $350.98 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $114.99 @ B&H
Storage Toshiba - X300 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $203.84 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $706.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ Walmart
Power Supply BitFenix - Whisper M 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $106.73 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2893.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-24 21:06 EDT-0400
  • $1000 cheaper CPU, half the cores but 0.5Ghz faster
  • different motherboard
  • 2x the RAM
  • 2x the SSD storage for cheaper
  • 4x the HDD storage
  • better GPU
  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion. I was wondering though, how much writing is done to the storage in rendering usage? I know the 660p can do well for a game library or just a basic storage collection, but if rendering does a lot of writing to the storage, will the qlc still suffice? I've done some calculation and even then, day to day usage is still a couple of GB worth of writing before reaching its lifespan.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

QLC should be fine, but the low endurance might become a problem, if large amounts of data are written.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-ssd-660p-qlc-nvme,5719.html

If that seems like an issue to you, get one of these 4, instead

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/2K22FT,88bwrH,PyhKHx,QQrmP6/

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotcha. I'll look into it more just wasn't sure if rendering works use a lot of data is written. Thanks.

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