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Need a computer for animation work, what do you think? Budget £1,500

alebri

New member
Hi,

I am very new to PC's, I've always been an Apple user for video editing and photography. I am going to start doing animation work using Blender. My Macbook pro isn't really a pro in this field so I built this. Let me know your thoughts, have I missed a trick?

Total build cost £1,500

Thanks.

Case
CORSAIR CRYSTAL SERIES 460X RGB GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Eight Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.4GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)

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Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2060 SUPER - HDMI, DP - VR Ready!

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1st Storage Drive
240GB ADATA SU630 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (520MB/R, 450MB/W)
2nd Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W VS SERIES™ VS-550 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H100x Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Google Chrome™
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 12 to 14 working days
Promotional Item
The Outer Worlds -OR- Borderlands 3 w/ select AMD Ryzen CPUs
Welcome Book
PCSpecialist Welcome Book - United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland
Logo Branding
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The_Scotster

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The ROG motherboard is overkill, the standard X570 is more than enough for most, unless there are some particular features you feel you need?
Ideally you want faster RAM, 3200Mhz would always be my preference. 32GB might be a fair shout depending on the scale of your animations.
Drop the SATA drive and select a SX6000 drive from the M2 menu instead, they are FAR quicker.
The H100X is a great cooler but it comes with it's own premium paste so drop the thermal compound
If you need wireless I would recommend one of the 5Ghz options over the default one. If you don't need it then drop it and pocket the cash.
PSU - I would recommend a TXm PSU over the VS. They are the budget offering from Corsair, the TXm is a bit more fitting here. The RMx is a premium option if you're feeling flush with the budget. It runs silent most of the time, only when working hard does the fan come on.

The rest looks spot on IMO. It'll game really well too if that's something you would like to do.
 

alebri

New member
Brilliant. Thank you for the information, I have upgraded the specs that you have suggested. The total build cost is £1,600.

Here is the new build. I'll post some pictures when complete.

Thanks.

Case
CORSAIR CRYSTAL SERIES 460X RGB GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Eight Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.4GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)


Get 3 Months of XBOX Game Pass for PC w/ select AMD Ryzen CPUs


The Outer Worlds -OR- Borderlands 3 w/ select AMD Ryzen CPUs
Motherboard
Gigabyte X570 GAMING X: ATX (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2060 SUPER - HDMI, DP - VR Ready!


Get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with select NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs!
1st Storage Drive
NOT REQUIRED
2nd Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
512GB ADATA SX6000 Pro PCIe M.2 2280 (2100 MB/R, 1500 MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H100x Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Google Chrome™
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 12 to 14 working days
Promotional Item
The Outer Worlds -OR- Borderlands 3 w/ select AMD Ryzen CPUs
Welcome Book
PCSpecialist Welcome Book - United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland
Logo Branding
PCSpecialist Logo
 

The_Scotster

Spamtastic
If you want to get inside £1500 we could probably manage it. The 32GB is potentially not required and the H100X is a luxury. The X570 motherboard leaves you open for future upgrade potential but it's a good place to save money and drop to the X470, the system wouldn't suffer from this change in the slightest. These are mostly luxury options.

What you have above is a no-compromise build though. It will smash your requirements and then some. You may be able to gift/sell on your codes as well if you don't want to game.
 

alebri

New member
I think for £1,600 it is a well-balanced build. Very happy you put the time in to suggest alterations. I'm happy with the extra cost and the ROI the specs provide.
I am very curious to see the power behind this computer with animation work, might even treat myself to Red Dead Redemption 2's PC release, if I can find some time to chill.

Thanks
 
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