HELP!!! Maya/Realflow/After Effects - Lighting and Rendering PC Rig Help Needed?

Gaurav Lalchandani

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Hello Guys,
I'm currently using a FX-6300 Amd Processor with 500w Cooler Master PSU. I was planning to upgrade my graphic card to R9 280x as I'm going to do some high-rendering process in my next semester. I just want to know whether I'll have to upgrade my MOBO and Processor with PSU also or my current rig is gonna be fine for me ? Please help. Need suggestions. If yes, Please recommend me which one.
 

Tom Tancredi

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Personally, from all the Forum discussion (search Workstation) there is a consistent statement among your peers and co-students, Gaming GPUs (R9 280x, etc.) suck for rendering the applications you are using in comparison to how much better performance (lower rendering times) Workstation GPUs provide (like the Quadro or FirePro) and have a simple Xeon CPU to handle the way the software demands with as much memory as you can afford (typically minimal 32GB). These systems are costly, yes, but even a low end one runs the entire race around what you have (think difference of your computer and a old single core Pentium computer).
 

getochkn

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is getting a better GPU going to really help with the rendering? Most software can use the GPU for a few limited tasks, but 90% of most rendering is CPU and RAM based. Have to see if a $300 video card is going to aid your rendering over say more RAM and a SSD, or a faster CPU.
 

Tom Tancredi

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Personally, from all the Forum discussion (search Workstation) there is a consistent statement among your peers and co-students, Gaming GPUs (R9 280x, etc.) suck for rendering the applications you are using in comparison to how much better performance (lower rendering times) Workstation GPUs provide (like the Quadro or FirePro) and have a simple Xeon CPU to handle the way the software demands with as much memory as you can afford (typically minimal 32GB). These systems are costly, yes, but even a low end one runs the entire race around what you have (think difference of your computer and a old single core Pentium computer).
 
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