[Help] New computer


Yesterday I went on my local computer shop to have an estimation of the price and capacities of a new computer, build for 3D. (I don’t think I’ll play video games with my computer… It will mainly used to do 3D with Blender and use Microsoft Office, etc.)

I only use Blender internal render, so the CPU.

Here’s the description of the new computer:
CPU : Intel® Core™ i7-6700 @3.40ghz
HDD 1TB SATA 6.0 Gb/S 3.5 IN
SSDNow UV400 240GB SATA 2.5" Drive only
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 G1 Gaming 2G

Well I didn’t mention the case or the DVD because it doesn’t matter for Blender…

I wanna know if it’s good enough? I have a lot of projects that I gave up because of the limitation of my computer (Intel® Core™ i3-2100 @3.10ghz).

On this site :

I found another CPU that might be better (I want your opinion) and it “only” cost 80$ more than the i7-6700, it’s the : Intel® Core™ i7-5820k @3.30ghz

I even did a small board :

Thanks :wink:

I’d go for the 4gb 1050ti if possible. The price difference isn’t much. Better yet - a 1060.
Also perhaps aim for 16gb of ddr4 instead of just 8.
The rest is fine.

your sorely mistaken if you think the case doesnt matter for blender. bender is a demanding piece of software, as such will require the cpu and gpu to work much harder then your average office pc running word. performance equals heat, heat is bad. a well vented case, at least atx mid, with a side vent is recomended.

i would personally spend the money on a bigger gpu, no matter what engine you use. imho i think cycles is more user friendly then the BI.

what version of blender do you use? the 1000 series gpus render only on 2.78+. i know you like the internal, but just in case you want to dabble in cycles without bothering with updating.

Thanks for your answers,

I already tried cycle, but I can’t figure out how to create material… Everything is always white… And it always takes longer to render something. (Even the square of the starting)

I use Blender 2.78, the lattest one. In fact, I had to format my computer, I had too much issues with Windows 10, I’m back with Windows 7 and everything works fine. Except Blender. I rigged a model but if I move a bone blender close… There’s only 163k triangles, my computer already handled 1 millions triangles, I don’t know why it crashes with my rigged human… o_O

And about the CPU the i7-5820k is the best option, comparing to the i7-6700?

Can anyone describe a dream setup, for blender?

Silicone lottery winning 10 core Intel extreme edition.
128gb DDR4
High tier overclocking Mobo
NVME RAID (Storage)
NVME stick (OS/Programs)
GTX Titan XP (Render)
GTX Titan XP (Display/render)
EK Predator 360 AIO for CPU.
“” “” 120 AIO’s for GPU’s
Capable PSU
Massive external storage NAS for back up.
21:9 monitor

Perhaps a tad manic…

Yea… That sounds astonishing!

i would stay away from the i3 cpu . The i5 is a good cpu unless you do have the cash for a i7
the same for the nvidia card the 1060 is a good mid range , unless you do have the cash for a 1080

32 gig ram would also be good
8 gig is a bit low these days

Forgot to mention… There’s 2 ddr4, so I’ll have 16 gb of RAM.