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    Posted: 07 Jan 2021 at 9:18pm
Hi all -

I'm a 2D/3D artist who's looking to work with DS for a rock-solid, future-proof machine in the <$7k range. Can anyone be kind enough to look at the specs below w/ any feedback? Anything to improve the stability and speed of the machine would be awesome.

My primary softwares will be Blender, Houdini, Cinema4D, Octane, Redshift, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects. I will be doing both stills, animations (and simulations). I'm looking to eventually purchase a second RTX 3090 and a 1600w PSU to support it. Please let me know if any of the parts below would be a red-flag for this plan in the future.

I'm admittedly new to this, but have been doing my due diligence in the last week. But hoping I don't have any major blind spots at this point. Any feedback for incremental improvements would be deeply appreciated.

My ig handle of my art is @desertfutures - if anyone is curious.

Specifications:

- EXTERNAL CHASSIS -

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Velox
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish

- CORE COMPONENTS -

Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (16-Core) 4.9 GHz Turbo
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming (Wi-Fi) (AMD X570 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 128GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 1000W Digital Storm Performance Series (Semi-Modular) (80 Plus Gold)

STORAGE / CONNECTIVITY

Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (2TB Samsung 970 EVO) (NVM Express) <br><strong></strong>
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB Seagate / Toshiba / Hitachi)
Storage Set 3: - No Thanks
RAID Config: - No Thanks
RAID Card: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)

- MULTIMEDIA -

Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 3090 24GB (Performance Edition)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks

- ENGINEERING -

Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Dual Fan) (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)
Cable Management: Exotic Cable Management - White - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Airflow Control: Digital Storm Thermal Management Control Board & Software

- OVERCLOCKING -

Boost Processor: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Boost Graphics Card(s): - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost OS: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system

- OPERATING SYSTEM -

Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: USB Drive - Windows 10 Installation (Format and Clean Install)
Virus Protection: Windows Defender Antivirus (Built-in to Windows 10)

- ACCESSORIES -

Surge Shield: APC 1500VA Uninterrupted Power & Surge Conditioner - BX1500M

Edited by desertfutures - 07 Jan 2021 at 9:57pm
Cheers,

-Paul
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  Quote desertfutures Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jan 2021 at 10:17pm
Budget:
$6500

Expectations:
I'm a 2D/3D professional, and I want a (semi) future-proof PC to do all of my work seamlessly, with maximum feed and stability that my budget allows. I would like to purchase a second RTX 3090 for this build in the future.

Usage:
2D + 3D work. Blender, Houdini, Cinema4D, Octane, Redshift, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects.

Special Needs:
n/a

Specifications:


- EXTERNAL CHASSIS -

Chassis Model: Digital Storm Velox
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish

- CORE COMPONENTS -

Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (16-Core) 4.9 GHz Turbo
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming (Wi-Fi) (AMD X570 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 128GB DDR4 3200MHz Digital Storm Performance Series
Power Supply: 1000W Digital Storm Performance Series (Semi-Modular) (80 Plus Gold)

STORAGE / CONNECTIVITY

Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Optical Drive: - No Thanks
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (2TB Samsung 970 EVO) (NVM Express) <br><strong></strong>
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB Seagate / Toshiba / Hitachi)
Storage Set 3: - No Thanks
RAID Config: - No Thanks
RAID Card: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)

- MULTIMEDIA -

Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 3090 24GB (Performance Edition)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
HPC Processor: - No Thanks

- ENGINEERING -

Extreme Cooling: H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Dual Fan) (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)
Cable Management: Exotic Cable Management - White - (Cable Combs with Custom Color Sleeved Extension Cables)
Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Airflow Control: Digital Storm Thermal Management Control Board & Software

- OVERCLOCKING -

Boost Processor: Stock Factory Turbo Boost Advanced Automatic Overclocking
Boost Graphics Card(s): - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost OS: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system

- OPERATING SYSTEM -

Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: USB Drive - Windows 10 Installation (Format and Clean Install)
Virus Protection: Windows Defender Antivirus (Built-in to Windows 10)

- ACCESSORIES -

Surge Shield: APC 1500VA Uninterrupted Power & Surge Conditioner - BX1500M

Edited by desertfutures - 09 Jan 2021 at 8:50pm
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-Paul
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Jan 2021 at 5:10am
I'm strictly a gamer, and don't know a lot about the work you do. We had a poster come around just maybe 2 weeks ago or so, and he was interested in a Studio Workstation build based upon a 24 core Threadripper, and one of the workstation GPUs. I suggest you start there and see what you think.

The 5950Xs are in such short supply, you may wait a very long time for one of those. The 3960X Threadripper should run rings around it. In a workstation build, you will have a studio motherboard much better suited to your workload. I have very strong doubts about the board you picked out to stand up to the workload.

DS has people on staff that can help you design just what you want, but a gaming rig probably won't satisfy you for long IMHO.
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  Quote newtothis Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Jan 2021 at 3:30pm
Originally posted by desertfutures

I would like to purchase a second RTX 3080 for this build in the future.



I'm assuming your intentions are to eventually SLI your 3090/3080 based on this comment. FYI: I've read in numerous places that NVIDIA's 3000 series chips do not support SLI -- other than the 3090; so I think you would need to grab another 3090 if that's what you wanted to do.
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  Quote desertfutures Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Jan 2021 at 8:55pm
Originally posted by newtothis

Originally posted by desertfutures

I would like to purchase a second RTX 3080 for this build in the future.



I'm assuming your intentions are to eventually SLI your 3090/3080 based on this comment. FYI: I've read in numerous places that NVIDIA's 3000 series chips do not support SLI -- other than the 3090; so I think you would need to grab another 3090 if that's what you wanted to do.


Yes -- I meant a 2nd 3090. Thanks!
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  Quote desertfutures Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Jan 2021 at 8:58pm
Originally posted by Cretae

I'm strictly a gamer, and don't know a lot about the work you do. We had a poster come around just maybe 2 weeks ago or so, and he was interested in a Studio Workstation build based upon a 24 core Threadripper, and one of the workstation GPUs. I suggest you start there and see what you think.

The 5950Xs are in such short supply, you may wait a very long time for one of those. The 3960X Threadripper should run rings around it. In a workstation build, you will have a studio motherboard much better suited to your workload. I have very strong doubts about the board you picked out to stand up to the workload.

DS has people on staff that can help you design just what you want, but a gaming rig probably won't satisfy you for long IMHO.


Thanks for the feedback! I switched the mobo over to the ASUS Pro WS X570-ACE after some brief research.

The Threadripper unfortunately blows my budget out quite a bit, but I'm learning that the Ryzen 9 actually performs better in single core rendering, which is what I'll mostly be doing.
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