New computer specs

I’ve picked out all that I want for my new computer. Just want to know if I’m missing anything or if there something that I could change for not much more money (I work at Amazon so I may be able to get a discount of some of the items).

Rosewill SCM-01B Black Steel/Plastic Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case $25.95

Power Supply 550W 80+ Bronze Certified PSU (ARESGAME, AGW550) $44.99

GIGABYTE B365M DS3H WiFi-Y1 (LGA1151/Intel/Micro ATX/USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB3.0) Type A/DDR4/Motherboard) $71.99

Intel Core i7-9700F Desktop Processor 8 Core 3 GHz speed (Up to 4.7 GHz) Without Processor Graphics LGA1151 300 Series 65W (BX80684I79700F) $256.04

Crucial RAM 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz CL19 Desktop Memory CT16G4DFRA266 $72.99

Gigabyte - Graphics card Gigabyte VGA NVIDIA GTX 1050 OC 4 GB DDR5 $363.25

Seagate Bare Drives BarraCuda 1TB Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache for Computer Desktop PC – Frustration Free Packaging ST1000DMZ10/DM010 $46.49

Seagate BarraCuda 2TB Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch – Frustration Free Packaging (ST2000DM008/ST2000DMZ08) $49.99

Crucial BX500 2TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5-Inch Internal SSD, up to 540MB/s - CT2000BX500SSD1 $179.99

Lite-On Super AllWrite IHAS124-04-KIT 24X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner + Nero 12 Essentials Burning Software + Sata Cable Kit $27.99

Microsoft Windows 10 Home | Download $129.99

MorePick Wired Keyboard - 4.9 FT Cable USB Keyboard Full Size PC Keyboard with Numeric Pad for Laptop Desktop Surface Chromebook MacBook - Black, Large $14.99

Logitech B100 Corded Mouse – Wired USB Mouse for Computers and laptops, for Right or Left Hand Use, Black $7.99

Acer G226HQL 21.5-Inch Screen LED Monitor $199.00|Acer|Dell|HP|SAMSUNG%2Cp_n_feature_fifteen_browse-bin%3A17751810011%2Cp_n_size_browse-bin%3A2633653011&rnid=2633086011&s=pc&sprefix=computer%2Celectronics%2C-1&sr=1-18&th=1

Logitech 3.5mm Jack Compact Laptop Speakers, Black (Z130) $19.99

I do realize I left out cables on this list and I plan to order them this week after getting my deposit. The prices listed were the prices when I put together this list. Let me know if I’m good to go or if I need to change something. Thanks.

For $200 you can get a way better monitor. Like this one 144hz. For blender I like the high resolution so this is great for a little more.

If you go with the Ryzen 5700G you could skip getting a video card and render faster on cpu. Blender doesn’t need that much of a card and the 5700g does pretty good in gaming.

classroom rendering benchmark blender
GTX 1050 with cuda = 1100
5700G cpu rendering 300 x (20k/14.2k) = 422 Had to do some calculation from the cinebench r23 score in comparison to the 5900x blender benchmark as there is no 5700g benchmark.

So you render about 3x faster on the 5700G than the GTX 1050 and save about $356 switching from the Intel +1050 to the AMD. That $356 can be used to a $500 RTX 3070 when the prices become retail.

If you do go 5700G change the motherboard so it works.

Your ram is slow at 2666 go for as fast as you can for the price. A quick search game me this at 3600mhz. waaaay better!

I do like mice with the buttons on the side, but it’s not needed.
The rest if fine.

I have decided to go with the first monitor that you suggested though it is a little bigger than I wanted and as far as the processor I decided to go with the Ryzen 5 5600G since it’s about $100 cheaper and should hold me for a while (link). Of course I had to choose a different motherboard (link). The fastest RAM I could find is 3200 so I’ll start with 2 16GB sticks and go from there (if I understand correctly it will be 32 GB). The keyboard I wanted to make sure that it had the numpad as Blender relies heavily on it but at the start, I can get my with my current keyboard and mouse (the computer I’m currently using, I’m planning to use for music and audio as those programs don’t require a lot of RAM nor a fancy graphics card). The next few weeks I’ll be saving up to get the first few components.

Glad I could help

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Drop the 1 TB HDD ($46.38) and either
a) add another of that same 2TB HDD ($49.99) drive or
b) do as @watercycles recommended and drop also the GPU instead going for a Ryzen G series build with integrated graphics and invest the savings into more memory capacity and speed instead.

I was thinking that exact same thing and I’m going with the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G. I’m planning to start with 32GB of RAM (out of 128GB total for the motherboard). Yesterday, I was looking up where I can save a few bucks (I do work at Amazon so some of this stuff I could get a discount on). Also, I changed the PSU to a 500W (instead of the 550W that I had listed) (@watercycles I forgot to mention that with my last post).

Sounds like you will have a great rig for low price. I was going to mention the hard drives, but I figured you might want to do raid or something.

If you want to save more money a genuine windows 10 from Microsoft will actually work forever without needing to be registered. All it does is put a little this is not genuine in the bottom corner and makes the background black. To do it all you have to do is download from microsoft, put on flash drive, use for computer installs, when it comes to the enter serial page say skip for now. Skip is kind of hidden in the corner.

Actually, I was thinking about downloading Windows 10 or 11 from Microsoft themselves and putting it either on a DVD or a flash drive (depends on the size of the download). As long as I have a legal license for the os, I’ll be content.

Windows 11 looks like it’s going to be complete poop. I’m keeping 10 till they make switch or till they make something better.

this is pretty low spec , my pc from 10 years ago already had 32gb of ram

just keep all the parts from your old pc like hdds , keyboard mouse, monitor etc.
and invest in 32gb ram and thank me later , 16 is clearly not enough !!!

you can save another 100 dollars if you just buy a windows 10 license instead of the package, i only payed 12 or 15 dollars for win10 pro but ve also seen it as cheap as 5 dollars even.

do not under any circumstances get a 4k monitor for blender !!! your eevee viewport will run in a framerate so low , you wouldnt believe it . absolute crap until we can in the future choose rendring resolution in the viewport. a huge 4k monitor is only good as a replacement of the 2nd and 3rd monitor , because you can effectively say its 4 1080p monitors in one , but id get a 40" one or bigger in that case

also please please please get a 12600k if you can…

edit: ok ive just seen this is already 2 months old lol

You should have at least the booting drive a SSD, way faster and reliable than HDD.

Actually I’m planning to get two 16 GB RAM sticks which will equal 32 GB. My current computer (which was actually given to me by the church I go to in 2015 or 2016) I’m guessing is about 11 or 12 years old which I’m still planning to use for audio and music as those programs don’t require as much RAM or a fancy graphics card.

I’m planning a 1 TB drive for the operating system and applications. The motherboard that I selected can only handle four SATA drives and I am planning a DVD drive (to play and burn discs) which only leaves three unless I’m missing something on the motherboard though it might be possible to put a stick SSD as the main drive.

the problem with ram comes when you run several programs side by side … you may have opened several textures in your image editor and also a scene in blender , then cycles and eevee also need ram , then you may have googled tons of tabs for your project , tutorials and some private stuff … but with sufficient ram you can just leave all these apps open forever basically including your audio DAW , no need to run a second pc

My current computer will be in a separate room that has all my instruments.

I had an idea earlier but I don’t know if it will work. Would it be possible to replace the motherboard with a new processor and RAM and a M2 SSD and not mess anything up with the operating system on my current computer system?

Migration like that should be doable if you know what you are doing, yes.

I’m already having to replace the power supply unit in the computer.

I can highly recommend start with 32Gb RAM with ability (if possible) to update to 64Gb in future (if really needed).
Its not only for have ability to run few programs at once.
As live example:
Currently i have Opera browser with 31 tabs opened (some forums, social media, you tube, twitch, etc.) = 3,6Gb RAM.
EGS launcher = almost 1Gb RAM.
Everything else is not too RAM consuming stuff like discord, etc and general windows (windows 10 home) processes.

Its already 13Gb of RAM with one blender opened with deadly simple scene with 180k polygons.
If i start to export something with few mil polygons RAM usage can easilly go up to 16 and more. And few mil of polygons are actually relatively low amount for sculpts, as example.

I was already planning 32GB of RAM with the new motherboard and a Ryzen processor (I may lower the processor I get down to a quad core instead of the 6-core that I was originally planning on getting). I think the motherboard can handle up to 128GB of RAM.