Question My first build for 3d modeling and rendering. (3dsMax+Lumion) I need advices :)

Jan 30, 2022
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Hi everyone!

This is the build for now:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor ($684.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Strix B550-XE Gaming WiFi ATX AM4 Motherboard ($324.16 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 128 GB (4 x 32 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($604.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ GameStop)
Storage: Seagate FireCuda 520 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($249.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate IronWolf Pro 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate IronWolf Pro 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12 GB VENTUS 3X OC Video Card ($2139.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Torrent ATX Mid Tower Case ($203.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2021) 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($189.96 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: NZXT AER RGB 2 52.44 CFM 120 mm Fan ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: NZXT AER RGB 2 91.19 CFM 140 mm Fan ($28.76 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: NZXT AER RGB 2 91.19 CFM 140 mm Fan ($28.76 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus ProArt Display PA278QV 27.0" 2560x1440 75 Hz Monitor ($319.00 @ ASUS)
Total: $5474.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-01-30 15:14 EST-0500


I want to build a pc for modeling and rendering purposes.

I'm Murat from Turkey. Newegg and Amazon work fine for me.
My budget is around $(5k-6k)
I'll use 3dsMax+Corona Renderer, Lumion, and hopefully Unreal Engine.

I'll try to explain why I picked the specific parts...

I compared two CPUs and decided on 5950x. Then, I got some recommendations about changing AMD with Intel-I9-12900KF. This one has better single-thread performance but not sure if this makes it better than 5950x.

And motherboard, someone recommended me Asus Strix B550-XE Gaming Wifi (I first chose an X570 from MSI before), and then someone else recommended Asus Strix B550-F Gaming Wifi. Not much of a difference between them I think.

I thought I can use Samsung SSD for windows and other software,
Seagate SSD for the project files I'll be working on,
HDDs are mostly for storing 3d models/materials/finished projects...

Lumion is a real hardware monster.
In the link below; the High-end requirements section says 64GB and more. So, I want that 128GB of ram and AMD says on their official page, 5950x supports 3200 MHZ.

https://lumion.com/requirements.html

I'm also in between these 3 beauties.
The Fractal Torrent, the HZXT 510 Flow, and the Be Quiet Silent Base 802. I'm close to the first two, actually, especially to their appearances :)
I first chose NZXT H510 Elite but that one has bad airflow (what everyone says)

I also like NZXT Kraken Z73. I know it's pricey, but I like its look. A friend recommended Noctua NH-D15. But if Z73 works fine in terms of performance and cooling, I'd like to keep it.

About monitors... I did some research and find out that sRGB support is important for colors. (correct me if I'm wrong) But most of the professional monitors that support sRGB have low HZ rates like 60 or 75. I also want to play games from time to time. Any recommendations? I'll probably get 1 monitor at first, and hopefully a second one later on.

Thanks!
 
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You want to keep your SSD's the same brand so that you're only dealing with one software program. I'd go with Samsung. Check the benchmarks / reviews of the i9 12900K/ 12900KF vs the 5950X. No idea about the RGB thing and monitors. I do know that with the 3080 Ti I'd be looking at 1440 G-Sync compatible IPS monitors.

If you do end up going with Intel then here's a board to have a look at.

https://www.amazon.com/Z690-AORUS-AX-DDR4-Motherboard/dp/B09J6BWK2Z/
GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS Elite AX DDR4 $269.99

 
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You want to keep your SSD's the same brand so that you're only dealing with one software program. I'd go with Samsung. Check the benchmarks / reviews of the i9 12900K/ 12900KF vs the 5950X. No idea about the RGB thing and monitors. I do know that with the 3080 Ti I'd be looking at 1440 G-Sync compatible IPS monitors.

If you do end up going with Intel then here's a board to have a look at.

https://www.amazon.com/Z690-AORUS-AX-DDR4-Motherboard/dp/B09J6BWK2Z/
GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS Elite AX DDR4 $269.99

Thanks for the reply.

I actually chose Seagate for its warranty features but I'll definitely consider your idea about SSD.
 
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https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i9-12900k-and-core-i5-12600k-review-retaking-the-gaming-crown

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/core-i9-12900k-review,1.html


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhI9tLOg-6I
 
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https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i9-12900k-and-core-i5-12600k-review-retaking-the-gaming-crown

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/core-i9-12900k-review,1.html


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhI9tLOg-6I
Wow! Intel beats the AMD for real, especially gaming.
I also watched the video below and AMD seems a bit better at rendering.
Intel also consumes a lot more power than AMD therefore it can be harder to cool it 12900K.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvr_6IAmeBQ
 
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Since you plan on doing the rendering, i must ask you this...

How much RAM are you planning on for?
 

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