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Advice on PC build for GPU rendering



Hi there!

I'm planning to build a PC for mostly GPU rendering and I'm a complete noob so I was super grateful to find this website and forum. I used the PC build tool and here is the build it suggests. I'd love to have an expert's opinion on it before I start. :) (The PC will also be used by someone who's an illustrator and uses mostly Photoshop). Thank you so much!

CGDirector.com Parts List: https://www.cgdirector.com/pc-builder/?=rb2Qm0l0kfg

CPU: Intel i9 9900k 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($399.98)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 ($89.90)
Motherboard: MSI Z390 Gaming Edge AC ATX LGA1151 ($117.86)
GPU: Nvidia RTX 2060 Super 8GB - Asus Turbo ($470.71)
GPU #2: Nvidia RTX 2060 Super 8GB - Asus Turbo ($470.71)
Memory: 32GB (2 x 16GB) G.Skill Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 C16 ($174.99)
Storage PCIe-SSD: Crucial P1 1TB, M.2 Solid State Drive ($104.99)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx Series Platinum RM850x 850W Power Supply ($144.99)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($123.99)
Total: $2098.12

Alex Glawion

CG Hardware Specialist @ CGDirector
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Jun 12, 2020
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For Photoshop and Illustrator that build is excellent. For GPU rendering it really comes down to how many GPUs you are planning on adding i the future. If it's just two at most, then the above build would work well.

That said, I'd still recommend going with a single RTX 3080 instead of two RTX 2060 GPUs, as you'll most likely have both a better deal and higher performance. The only problem is that the RTX3080 is hard to come by currently because it is so new.

Rest of the build looks good to me! :)


Hi Alex,

Thanks a lot for the quick answer!! It's really helpful. I'll see if I can find the RTX3080 and if not maybe I'll wait a little :)