So, I’m planning on building a new desktop for blenderizing purposes. It will likely be running ubuntu and be used almost exclusively for blender work.
My question is… what are some general hardware bottlenecks or focus points for a machine like this? I want to do whatever I can to improve render times.
Would it be better to have a nice single machine, or build a small (four or less) machine cluster to use as a mini-renderfarm and use an “old beater” desktop and send renders to that?
I don’t think I’d need a mini-renderfarm with my current workload, but it would certainly open up a few animation possibilities with complex scenes.
On the note of a single desktop, what would i run into common bottlenecks with hardware, would RAM be the first bottleneck, or amount of processor cores?
Are there any specific video cards with features or technologies i should be looking for?
Thanks for reading this overly-long post.