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A warm welcome to all new users! :) We are excited to see this community grow and look forward to having interesting and fun discussions with you!

I am Alex and, together with my team, run CGDirector. I love helping out in any way I can, but mostly this is by writing in-depth articles on PC-Hardware and Content-Creation workloads, or by helping the community fiddle with their new build and hardware components.

I'm extremely interested in optimizing processes such as rendering, or analyzing performance bottlenecks in order to make my and your work more efficient.

Tell us a little bit about yourself! :)


After Introducing yourself, here are some of the things you can do to get started:
- Get an expert opinion on your planned PC Build or Hardware Upgrade
- Discuss 3D, Video Editing, Graphic Design Workloads or Gaming Workloads
- Show us some of your recent work!

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Hey Alex! I recently found your site and am amazed by all the incredible content but also a little overwhelmed! This is all so very complicated haha. I am a game developer and Computer Science student, and I need the PC for Blender and UE5 as my laptop is struggling to handle it at times. I also will likely be using ZBrush soon, I don't know if that changes things or not. I think your site will be the core database of my PC building, and for that I am very grateful. This really is amazing!
 
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A warm welcome to all new users! :) We are excited to see this community grow and look forward to having interesting and fun discussions with you!

I am Alex and, together with my team, run CGDirector. I love helping out in any way I can, but mostly this is by writing in-depth articles on PC-Hardware and Content-Creation workloads, or by helping the community fiddle with their new build and hardware components.

I'm extremely interested in optimizing processes such as rendering, or analyzing performance bottlenecks in order to make my and your work more efficient.

Tell us a little bit about yourself! :)


After Introducing yourself, here are some of the things you can do to get started:
- Get an expert opinion on your planned PC Build or Hardware Upgrade
- Discuss 3D, Video Editing, Graphic Design Workloads or Gaming Workloads
- Show us some of your recent work!

... and more :)
Hi Alex,

Thank you for putting up this site.

I'm a Marketing/Motion Designer, currently transitioning to 3D Animation. I'm currently learning Blender and Cinema 4D, I also hope to go into Game Design in the nearest future, so I'll be taking classes on Unity and Unreal Engine soon as well.

Excited to be here!
 
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Hi everyone' .i have been building pc 20 years ago as part of my job then i changed career and the last pc i build was a mini pc but i need something with dedicated gpu so im building from scratch. But only interested on linux . So far the pc is up and running. Juzt need a proper gpu card but tokk me 3 day to get it going because of one component the front usb c port.
 
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Hi guys!
I use my pc for everything from video editing in premiere, after effects, to getting my butt whooped in Dayz. I'm a full time track coach and am also big into car mods.

Here's my current build. I took a rusted out Silvertone record player and made a custom chasis and such to fit in it. The tuning dial does full rgb, but i didnt love the look so i run it in a classic orange-yellow. The part where the record player arm is mounted is just some plexiglass that I fit a couple gaskets to, and then superglued the original arm onto. I'm currently working on a plexiglass lid so that I can close it when needed and to keep dust out.

Specs:
EVGA rtx 3080 ftw 3

RYZEN 9 5950x

MSI MAG X570S Tomahawk MAX mobo

32gb corsair vengeance rgb pro

Coorsair CPU cooler...being RMA'd right now for faulty rgb

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Hi Alex,
I'm a motion designer in Belgium. I'm planning to build a new PC. I'm working actually on Mac with Octane X but it's very unstable.
So I discover you website and it's just everything I needed :).
I've already post my first question.
Cheers
Yves
 
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Hello,

I am Tristan Vieljeux, I live in Lille, North of France. I graduated from Architecture school in 2011 and am now an Archviz artist for about 7-8 years. I work with architects and promoter.
My softwares are 3Ds Max and Vray, and I use Photoshop in post-production.
You can see some of my works here : https://www.tristanvieljeux-perspectives.com/
 
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Hello everyone

My name is Melvin, and I am a law student in south Alabama. I am new to PC building and PC gaming, but I would like to build a setup strictly for games without doing any streaming. I own multiple Apple products, including numerous MacBook pro and mac mini, but wanting to try a PC for the first time in a decade. My budget is about $2500-3000. Let me know if you have any recommendations.
 
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Hi Alex and everybody,

My name is Vince and I am a 3D hobbyist hoping to make it a career. Currently I am a software developer for a banking company. It's great money but I have always been a creative at heart. I worked as a penciller and inker for Marvel, DC and Image comics in the mid 1990's to early 2000's. I have worked on titles such as The Uncanny X-Men, Thunderbolts, The Flash, Gen-13 and too many others to name.
I live in Florida right down the road from Disney World and my wife and I go to the parks several times a month. You have to ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and Avatar: Flight of Passage when you visit! I put up a post in the new build section as I am looking to invest in my future career and I can't keep waiting several minutes for my Redshift preview to render clearly enough to be helpful.
My artstation page is here - https://www.artstation.com/vincerussell
My Instagram is here - https://www.instagram.com/getgoodwithvince/
And my YouTube channel (mostly Blender stuff) is here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8SwB4F0_1_RW92yMUrl4KQ

Great to be here!
 
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Hi Alex and everybody,

My name is Vince and I am a 3D hobbyist hoping to make it a career. Currently I am a software developer for a banking company. It's great money but I have always been a creative at heart. I worked as a penciller and inker for Marvel, DC and Image comics in the mid 1990's to early 2000's. I have worked on titles such as The Uncanny X-Men, Thunderbolts, The Flash, Gen-13 and too many others to name.
I live in Florida right down the road from Disney World and my wife and I go to the parks several times a month. You have to ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and Avatar: Flight of Passage when you visit! I put up a post in the new build section as I am looking to invest in my future career and I can't keep waiting several minutes for my Redshift preview to render clearly enough to be helpful.
My artstation page is here - https://www.artstation.com/vincerussell
My Instagram is here - https://www.instagram.com/getgoodwithvince/
And my YouTube channel (mostly Blender stuff) is here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8SwB4F0_1_RW92yMUrl4KQ

Great to be here!
Awesome work, man!
 
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I my name is james 21 years old student animation. Looking for the best laptop i can have with 4000 $(good autonomy) i Will put somme work after my session (my english is not good right now sorry )
 
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Hi!!
I am Mislene.
So grateful to find this resource.

I am trying to build up a workstation to work with software like Revit, SketchUp, enscape, V-ray.
 
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Hi, everyone!

I'm Howl. I I'm into the film field and latelly I have been starting to focus on post production. I hope to be able to do a lot of amazing things between premiere and after effects. Thanks for the opportunity to be part of this forum!
 
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Hey! Can't believe I've never come across this site before! I'm a lead technical artist in the UK, currently looking for some hardware advice, but I'm sure I'll stick around for the snacks and good company.

(PS. Where do I go for the snacks? Julie at front desk said there were some Twiglets back here.)
 
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A warm welcome to all new users! :) We are excited to see this community grow and look forward to having interesting and fun discussions with you!

I am Alex and, together with my team, run CGDirector. I love helping out in any way I can, but mostly this is by writing in-depth articles on PC-Hardware and Content-Creation workloads, or by helping the community fiddle with their new build and hardware components.

I'm extremely interested in optimizing processes such as rendering, or analyzing performance bottlenecks in order to make my and your work more efficient.

Tell us a little bit about yourself! :)


After Introducing yourself, here are some of the things you can do to get started:
- Get an expert opinion on your planned PC Build or Hardware Upgrade
- Discuss 3D, Video Editing, Graphic Design Workloads or Gaming Workloads
- Show us some of your recent work!

... and more :)
Hi Alex!
I am someone whom wants to make a change on kid education, starting by my country, maybe some others will come. So, I am getting support on your articles. I am trying to help as many kids as I can, getting them appart of wrong paths. If I can save at least one, it will be better than not to do anything to make a change. So, your webpage is an starting point to get knowlegement help ! Thanks in advance!
 
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Hello all,
I'm Damien, a french "digital artist" doing mainly Motion Design to feed my cat and daughter, with a touch of 3D animation and VFX here and there. And doing mostly weird experimental short films/installations/video art projects when my banker leaves me alone for a while.

I've studied 3D animation and VFX, but that was 20 years ago... :cry:
So I guess I'm an old timer (those pesky grey hairs should have given me a clue...).

Thank you for this website and all the precious information it holds ! And for the community.
 
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Hello everybody.

My name is Andrzej but I mostly go by AJ as it is much easier to spell and pronounce. :)

I am a mechanical design engineer using Solidworks at work and in my spare time I fly and develop in X-Plane flight simulator.
I love modeling in Blender (majority of it for X-Plane).
Occasionally I do some simple video editing.
Once in a while, most likely every 2-3 years I build a new PC and sell the "oldest" one losing a lot of money but I just can not help not to enjoy the trill when building a new PC. ;) (I am sure you understand)

I just joined but I see from replies I have read that it is a nice place to get a good advice and nice read.

Cheers, AJ
 
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Hi everyone! My name is Daniel, I'm a 2D concept artist looking to improve his work with references via 3D software. My current laptop is way too old to run anything 3D tho - heck it's pretty slow in general at this point- so I figured it was time to invest in a decent desktop setup that could help me with my work. Mainly looking for something that can run Unreal Engine and Blender smoothly. I'm a student working part-time though, so my budget is a bit limited (preferably around/under 1.5k). Anyway, I'm pretty new to researching specs and computers so finding this website was really cool because i could tell you put a lot of work and care into compiling information for people like me! I really appreciate any help I can get and I admire the time you put into this website and forum, Alex!
Respectfully, Daniel
 
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Hi everyone,

I hope everybody's well.
Just a short introductory post, my name is Nicholas.
I studied 3D animation/vfx hoping to become a compositor.
I am currently in the aviation sector and only do 3D as a hobby.

I typed in 'how to build a workstation' in Google and that's how I found this site.

Thanks everyone for your time, I hope you and your family are safe.
Happy computing
 
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Hi Alex and everyone,

my name is Mattia and I'm a 3D generalist.
Long time lurker, decided to login and post here to ask advice about my new setup

Hope to find a way to get my new pc rig running full ape!

Take care guys

Mattia
 
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Yes, Am iT consultant with datazeal Concept Lagos. We sale hardwares and software.
 
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