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Architecture and Rendering Build

achambers522
  • 38 months ago

Hello, I currently live in Florida/USA and I am looking to build a PC for Architectural and 3d Rendering. I must admit I am a little overwhelmed with the amount of choices so was looking for a little assistance.
As a guideline the programs I will be using are: Autocad, Revit with V-Ray, 3Ds Max with V-Ray, and Adobe suites. While the main purpose of this build is for architecture I would like this build to handle some light gaming. As to budget, while there is flexibility I’d like to keep cost under $1,200. I do not need any peripherals for this build, and will be fine with Windows 7.

Thanks in advance and comments/suggestions/advice are accepted and appreciated

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Most architecture modeling is very CPU intensive, with GPU power serving mostly as render acceleration. As such, the hex-core i7 is going ot be your best choice in this budget range

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $408.48 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler $56.49 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock X99 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $189.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.80 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GT OCV1 Video Card $239.99 @ Jet
Case Deepcool KENDOMEN Black ATX Mid Tower Case $56.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1191.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-21 15:29 EST-0500
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the GTX 1060 instead of the RX 480?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Habit, I suppose. I keep forgetting about the improvements from drivers, so I'm stuck on the release-day mindset, haha

However, it would also be important to check the specific program support for CUDA vs OpenGL, since some programs don't support both

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much for your build.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $338.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z270 SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $113.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $184.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $149.99 @ Adorama
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Windforce OC Video Card $194.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $50.89 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1227.92
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1177.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-21 15:31 EST-0500

I didn't include an operating system because Windows 7 is not supported by the newer hardware in this build. Also, the home version of Windows 7 doesn't support more than 16GB of RAM.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much for your build.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't need too much of a GPU, but it can handle games decently and can assist in those workstation tasks. X99 is the way to go for these heavy applications.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $408.48 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock X99 Extreme3 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $151.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $169.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $71.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 470 4GB Red Dragon Video Card $153.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define C with Window ATX Mid Tower Case $84.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $81.00 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1229.18
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1169.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-21 17:08 EST-0500
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much for your build.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the budget? For faster rendering = more cores For faster modelling = higher clock speed

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

budget is $1,200

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry didn't see that you wrote it in the text, I should stop scanning the text. hehe

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