I have a budget of roughly 5k to build the best Blender cycles rendering tower I possibly can. I just don’t know what I should be trying to buy.
I am more than capable of building my own PC, but it has been a few years and I am asking the community what is the best Mobo + Cpu + Mem + GPU + PSU that I should be looking for,
I am thinking two 1080s and an Asus motherboard with Intel CPU. But Which motherboard and CPU?
I want to render 5min + of humanoid and semi-complex scene animations using Cycles with subsurface scattering and some volumetric lighting.
Should I put my money towards GPUs and try to get 3 or 4 1080s on a single Mobo (this would be amazing, I think)?
Which mobo would have a super fast PCI-E bus so as to fully support 4x GPUs?
I apologize for having to ask, but full blown cycles animations are relatively new to me, but I am a mocap artists and have lots of content I would love to render. And currently it takes far too long (even after heavy optimization of my animations still takes week instead of days/hours).
Please help me decide on the best possible Blender rig.
Or should I hold out for Nvidia’s RTX series GPUs instead of 1080s?
Thanks very much