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First PC Build For 3D Modeler

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David McMullen

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CGDirector.com Parts List: https://www.cgdirector.com/pc-builder/?=6Mg2Y

CPU: Intel i9 10850k 3.6GHz 10-Core Processor ($379.99)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 ($84.90)
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix Z490-A Gaming ATX LGA1200 ($562.99)
GPU: Nvidia RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB - MSI Gaming X ($999.66)
Memory: 32GB (2 x 16GB) G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 C16 ($164.99)
Storage PCIe-SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 1TB M.2 Solid State Drive ($144.99)
Power Supply: EVGA 650 B5, 80 Plus Bronze 650W Power Supply ($86.99)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99)
Total: $2574.50

I'm holding out for price drops with a budget of $1700
Is this a good build for modeling, rendering and animation in Blender, Maya and ZBrush?

I'm a student and I do tons of work in Blender, Maya, ZBrush, Unity, and Unreal. Mainly, I sculpt and model 3d characters so I need a good PC.
The laptop I have now is alright but I'm tired of it consistently crashing on me when doing anything remotely complex and I want to be able to upgrade parts later on if need be. I need something reliable that's able to render fast and not slow down when doing high-poly work.
I live in America.
Also, I've never built a PC before so be gentle.
 
Alex Glawion

Alex Glawion

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Hey David,
The build will perform nicely in your workloads. The only thing that is quite overpriced is the GPU which usually goes for half the price. See id you can find it at or around 400-500$ somewhere, then that'll be a great build.
 
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David McMullen

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Thanks for the reply
I can't find any GPUs right now that aren't horribly inflated.
I'm hoping to buy bits and pieces as they become reasonable and then build the whole thing when I can.
That being said, if you know of another GPU that's good, works with the build, and isn't inflated I'd love to hear.
 
Jerry James

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Thanks for the reply
I can't find any GPUs right now that aren't horribly inflated.
I'm hoping to buy bits and pieces as they become reasonable and then build the whole thing when I can.
That being said, if you know of another GPU that's good, works with the build, and isn't inflated I'd love to hear.
I'd say try finding something like an RTX 3060/ 3070/ 3080. Anything you can find in stock is good.
 
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David McMullen

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Also, I keep seeing the best prices on ShopBLT.
Are they a reliable website/vendor to buy from?
 
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