3ds Max and the best hardware for rendering

redcode

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Hi there :)

I've started to work on 3ds Max, and made my first charterer, Long story short, when i want to render it, it really takes a long time, especially when "Hair and Fur" is applied.
I also work on other applications like After effects and Zbrush etc, but they don't take that much time to render.

So; i want to upgrade my system and to have like the ultimate speed i could get, money is not a problem.

My current system:
http://oi48.tinypic.com/2mquxxv.jpg

Cpu: i5 760 2.80Ghz
RAM: 16 GB Ripjaws
Graphics card: Asus GTX 580 (directcu ii)
MOBO: p7p55d
Hard drive: 120 GB corsair force ssd

Thanks :)

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drifter77

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You already have a good rig, but rendering hogs system resources and could take quite a long time.

If you can afford to set up a small render farm, go for it. It’s the best way to speed up renders. You can keep your current rig and buy another one and connect both computers via network on a switch. Just a second machine will make a difference, it will carry on working while you setup the next scene, then start your workstation rendering overnight or whenever you are not using it.

Take a look at this article for render farm concepts:
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/75190-build-your-own-render-farm

Take a look at this thread for specs:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/278945-31-configuration-rendering
 
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