So…I know NOTHING about how to build a computer, and quite honestly, it doesn’t interests me at this current time. It would be much more convenient for me to simply buy a tower that already has everything inside of it.
With that said, prepare for very newb things to be said here. I don’t really know the terms or named for different quad cores or whatever. If you wanna explain it to me, then be my guest. Just know ahead of time that it might all go over my head. I also hope this is the right place to be asking this.
I’m looking for any kind of computer that can run and render Blender faster. I know about render farms and all that, but as of right this moment, I’m not interested in that. My workflow has been very slow, and my current computer can barely render and run Blender Internal, let alone Cycles. I REALLY would love to get a computer that can run cycles smoothly with very little lag or playback delay. I always have to playblast my scenes in Internal just to see if I’ve animated something correctly. The absolute maximum I’ve accomplished with playbacks is ten frames per second, and I would very much like to change that.
So, yeah, any recommendations regarding anything that can run and render Blender Cycles much more quickly would be fantastic. I know it will be expensive, but anything you’d like to suggest would be great (but the cheaper, the better =P).