I am wondering, i mainly use my 8 core i7 laptop to render, its the most heavy machine i have.
But cycles is not that fast on it, ok its 4 times the speed of a dual core, but still, scenes take a minute or more.
So movies take easily a few hours to render. Dough sadly on a laptop one cannt change video cards, neither there exist some kind of USB3.0 Cuda device that i know of. (or is there one ??)
So now i am wondering, Since i also have a cheap Asus Asrock 350M1 dual core PC.
It is (1.6 Ghz 4Gb ram, max 16Gb and a SSD) i use it mainly for XBMC to watch movies on TV.
This is a low end cheap PC, but i have one empty PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (@ x4 mode) left on it.
Would it make sense to buy a GTX 780 Ti for it, or a GTX 580, and put it in ?
Maybe just to draw on my laptop (for baking etc) and then use that cheapo PC as a render farm just only to render ?