Im on my phone here and it’s a pain, so please bear with me for - probably - not searching properly!
Atm, I’m running a system with an old AMD 1100T and 16 GB of RAM, 980 GTX. It works slowly, but well enough until “the pandemic” allows normal expenses, so I have to make things work.
I was forced to “upgrade” to a used top model of the AM3+ FX series due to Photoshop’s unfathomable new hunger for SSE 4.2, and it came with a case plus board and RAM.
As I got quite a bit of Blender work recently, I ran into huge problems rendering animations and pretty much being stuck with that, except web browsing, maybe. I need to be able to work and render simultaneously, so here’s my fantastic plan:
I would like to access the second computer through the network, loading jobs from the first and saving them to a cloud drive on the first. I also need the system to be able to do the same with After Effects!
I’d prefer not to need an extra monitor, I already use 2.
Can someone with experience point me to resources, so I can figure this out?
Plus: could someone recommend graphics cards suitable for rendering, maybe several coupled via crossfire (SLI not supported) or so, NO IDEA, that will give me good rendering performance (at least equal to 980 GTX) that I can buy for cheap used?
I have zero experience with the matter
I’m on WIN 10
Please help - somehow