3D Rendering Rig

JRTarget

New member
Hi all, any suggestions based on this build would be greatly appreciated.

I'm a bit concerned that with 2x 4090's I will require liquid cooling?

I currently use 2x LG 32UN880 monitors and may be adding an additional ultrawide at some point.

My budget is around £10k.

Thanks.


Case
PHANTEKS Enthoo 719 Black DRGB Full TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7975WX 32 Core CPU (4.0GHz - 5.3GHz, 160MB CACHE)
Motherboard
ASUS® PRO WS WRX90E-SAGE SE (WRX90, ECC RDIMM, PCIe 5.0)
Memory (RAM)
128GB Kingston DDR5 4800MHz ECC Registered (2 x 64GB)
Graphics Card
24GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 4090 - HDMI, DP
Graphics Card
24GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 4090 - HDMI, DP
1st M.2 SSD Drive
4TB SAMSUNG 990 PRO M.2, PCIe 4.0 NVMe (up to 7450MB/R, 6900MB/W)
1st Storage Drive
4TB Samsung 870 QVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (up to 560MB/sR | 530MB/sW)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 1500W HXi SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® PLATINUM, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre IEC C19 UK Power Cable
Processor Cooling
ENERMAX LIQTECH TR4 II 360mm
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Extra Case Fans
4 x 120mm Thermaltake TOUGHFAN 12 Case Fans
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
1 x 10GbE + 1 x 2.5GbE ONBOARD ETHERNET PORT
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 8 X USB PORTS (MOBO DEPENDENT) @ BACK PANEL + FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 11 Professional 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
Warranty
3 Year Platinum Warranty (3 Year Collect & Return, 3 Year Parts, 3 Year labour)
Delivery
48 HOUR INSURED PALLET DELIVERY TO UK (MON-FRI, INC. HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 3 to 5 working days
Price: £9,741.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-wrx90-pc/TtRBnDMnQx/
 
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SpyderTracks

We love you Ukraine
Oooo that’s a serious monster!

Regarding the dual 4090s, for the substantial full load that rendering requires for extended periods, I would definitely suggest a premium model card like the Founders Edition or MSI Suprim or Asus Strix models, I notice PCS only have the standard pot luck options available on this configurator. The reason being is down to better cooling which can not only improve performance and reduce render times, but also improve stability over the longer term.

The extreme version is something like the hybrid cards like the MSI Suprim Liquid X, but then you need to factor in 2 available 240mm radiator mounts. But actually in that case assuming the 360mm cooler on the roof, you could still fit a 240mm on the front and a 240mm on the side. You’d probably want the front and side as intakes with the roof and rear as exhausts.

personally, for a workload like this, I would want the benefit of a hybrid, think it would be far better in the long term, and the price increase isn’t what it used to be (currently on offer]


just worth adding, do you have other drives to add? I wouldn’t want a 4tb as a primary, suggests there would be something other than just the OS on there. For rendering you generally want:

1 x 1tb NVME OS and programs
1 x xtb NVME Live projects
1 x 500Gb NVME cache
x x xtb HDDs for storage (you may have a NAS or server for this)
 

sck451

MOST VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
The big thing that shouts to me on this build is the RAM setup. Threadripper Pros have an octa-channel memory setup. Using just two sticks of RAM will reduce your memory bandwidth by three quarters. You should go for at least four sticks of memory and preferably eight to make the most of the chip's potential.
 

JRTarget

New member
Oooo that’s a serious monster!

Regarding the dual 4090s, for the substantial full load that rendering requires for extended periods, I would definitely suggest a premium model card like the Founders Edition or MSI Suprim or Asus Strix models, I notice PCS only have the standard pot luck options available on this configurator. The reason being is down to better cooling which can not only improve performance and reduce render times, but also improve stability over the longer term.

The extreme version is something like the hybrid cards like the MSI Suprim Liquid X, but then you need to factor in 2 available 240mm radiator mounts. But actually in that case assuming the 360mm cooler on the roof, you could still fit a 240mm on the front and a 240mm on the side. You’d probably want the front and side as intakes with the roof and rear as exhausts.

personally, for a workload like this, I would want the benefit of a hybrid, think it would be far better in the long term, and the price increase isn’t what it used to be (currently on offer]


just worth adding, do you have other drives to add? I wouldn’t want a 4tb as a primary, suggests there would be something other than just the OS on there. For rendering you generally want:

1 x 1tb NVME OS and programs
1 x xtb NVME Live projects
1 x 500Gb NVME cache
x x xtb HDDs for storage (you may have a NAS or server for this)
Thanks so much for the detailed response.

I will definetly consider the hybrid GPU route as cooling is one of my main concerns.

Also, this is great advice on the drives. Thank you.

Do you know of anywhere I can get a system spec'd and built that will meet my requirements? I could probably build it myself but as it's a work machine, I need to be able to contact some kind of support if anything goes wrong.

Thanks again.
 

JRTarget

New member
The big thing that shouts to me on this build is the RAM setup. Threadripper Pros have an octa-channel memory setup. Using just two sticks of RAM will reduce your memory bandwidth by three quarters. You should go for at least four sticks of memory and preferably eight to make the most of the chip's potential.
Great to know, thank you!
 

SpyderTracks

We love you Ukraine
Thanks so much for the detailed response.

I will definetly consider the hybrid GPU route as cooling is one of my main concerns.

Also, this is great advice on the drives. Thank you.

Do you know of anywhere I can get a system spec'd and built that will meet my requirements? I could probably build it myself but as it's a work machine, I need to be able to contact some kind of support if anything goes wrong.

Thanks again.
We can only advise on pcspecialist systems. May be worth phoning them if you’re looking for B2B support
 
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