Hey guys, I know this gets posted a lot but I ain’t used a windows PC since XP, usually use MacBook Pro and iMac but I use after effects quite a lot and read that Nvidia cards work better with AE & this also goes for Blender so thinking about getting this PC and wondered if some of you blenderheads that are more experienced in these matters than me wouldn’t mind giving their opinion please on the specs and would it be fine please?
i personally dont like HP. to many bad motherboards on the low/mid stuff.
currently AMD GPU and blender dont get along, and cycles was optimized for CUDA(an Nvidia Tech).
but the PC you have picked out looks good to me if you dont mind spending that much. you might want to look at Lenovo(ideaCentre), Asus(ROG), or Dell(alienware) for different pricing options. i personally have had good experiences with lenovo and dell.
if you buy a PC with more then 2 GPUs, then make sure you DONT pick the SLI option, most games and software cant, or dont, use it right. if there is no option, then you might have to remove it yourself (very easy).
Thank you so much. Yeah I was looking at the asus ROG systems, I was wondering because the HP/dell/Alienware/asus etc are all gaming machines hence being really powerful for that purpose, that means they should be good for 3D software like Blender etc
Am I right to assume this, a powerful gaming system should (with the technical info you gave me) be able to run Blender good?
i am also a gamer so would be great to play on my system as well!
thats what my son said (who is a massive PC gamer) he said it was a little OTT lol
yeah looks like its fully upgradeable so should be easy to remove it. why does it need to be removed if you dont mind me asking please? and will this affect gaming and other software?
sorry for my noobish attitude but like i said i aint used a windows PC since XP
Ok my brand spanking new PC arrived today and I am soooooo happy with it. I got the omen x with 32gb ram, 2x GTX 1080 and intel i7 6700K. It looks and runs amazing and just playing around on blender, I did a test rendering at 200 samples and 200 preview at 16bit and on my MacBook Pro one frame takes around 15/20 mins @ these settings so you can imagine when I am trying to light a scene and see if it looks right in the finished product, this is a frustrating and tedious process. On the omen x it takes about 2/3 secs this is a game changer for me and can’t wait to get stuck into some projects now, oh and a little gaming lol