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PC Build for CGI and Motion Graphic Design

yurilobo

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Hey guys,

I`m planning to build a PC to work with all Adobe software for Graphic and Motion design (Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, etc) but also to work with 3D stuff, rendering with Octane and/or Redshift.

I did a few tries with PC Builder but I need some tips from you, ranging from $2316.12 to $2910.35

Build 1
Build 2
Build 3
Build 4


My budget is, at first, €2000 with a possibility to go up to €2500 or something, If it gets me a waaay better performance and future-proof.

Issue 1: I'm in Ireland right now, where would you recommend for me to purchase the stuff at a better price, any good European sites?
Issue 2: Don't know if someone here lives in Europe and could tell me how long it takes for the stuff to arrive

Issue 3: Last but not least, I'm planning to go to Brazil for a while and work from there. My plan is to buy the stuff here and travel with it to Brazil and build there. Do you think that It's safe to travel with this stuff? Like, they will survive inside of the luggage or it`s too risky?

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Alex Glawion

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I'd get a 3070 and 64GB of RAM. The amount of Storage really isn't as crucial a factor unless you know you have a lot of storage needs.

Here's an Article on where to buy PC Parts in different countries. The UK and Germany is represented, and I'd guess you should be able to easily import from the UK.


As for traveling, personally I'd keep the boxes and disassemble some of the parts before flying. Take off the cpu cooler, the cpu, take out the gpu. The rest should be fine in the case.
 
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I'd get a 3070 and 64GB of RAM. The amount of Storage really isn't as crucial a factor unless you know you have a lot of storage needs.

Here's an Article on where to buy PC Parts in different countries. The UK and Germany is represented, and I'd guess you should be able to easily import from the UK.


As for traveling, personally I'd keep the boxes and disassemble some of the parts before flying. Take off the cpu cooler, the cpu, take out the gpu. The rest should be fine in the case.

Yep, I won`t need that much storage.

So, this config would be better right?
CGDirector.com Parts List: https://www.cgdirector.com/pc-builder/?=6MbNk

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8GHz 8-Core Processor ($449.00)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 ($84.90)
Motherboard: MSI X570 Tomahawk ATX AM4 ($219.99)
GPU: Nvidia RTX 3070 8GB - EVGA FTW3 ($1199.00)
Memory: 64GB (4 x 16GB) G.Skill Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 C16 ($364.99)
Storage PCIe-SSD: Sabrent Rocket 1TB NVMe Gen4 M.2 Solid State Drive ($149.98)
Power Supply: EVGA 650 B5, 80 Plus Bronze 650W Power Supply ($88.60)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($161.99)
Total: $2718.45

Just some questions about the GPU:

I`m having a hard time finding this "EVGA FTW3" one. Every site from that "UK list" only have the same ones that I could find at Amazon.co.uk

But I have no idea what are the differences between every model of the same "RTX 3070", a bunch of different names lol

Some sites have the FTW3 one but "out of stock", I've emailed them about it. In the meantime, would you mind telling me some other one that gets closer to the FTW3 model?

By the way, I`m having the same problem to find the Motherboard X570 Tomahawk over here :(
 
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Guys, I've just found a store that has "almost" all the spec I need (listed above)

But they've changed some of the parts, because they don't have the exact versions that I've asked.

Can you tell me if It's good or not ? Like If It will be better if I keep trying to find the original spec


I was looking for this:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Motherboard: MSI X570 Tomahawk ATX AM4
GPU: Nvidia RTX 3070 8GB - EVGA FTW3
Memory: 64GB (4 x 16GB) G.Skill Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 C16
Storage PCIe-SSD: Sabrent Rocket 1TB NVMe Gen4 M.2 Solid State Drive
Power Supply: EVGA 650 B5, 80 Plus Bronze 650W Power Supply
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300 ATX Mid Tower Case

They have this option:
Phanteks P300 Black Case
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X CPU
Gigabyte X570 AORUS Ultra
RTX 3070 Gaming OC 8GB
2 x HDMI & 2 x DisplayPort
64GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 3600MHz (4x16GB)
1TB Gigabyte AORUS PCIe4 NVMe M.2 SSD (5000MB/R, 4400MB/W)
DARK ROCK PRO 4 Cooler
Contour 650w PSU
WiFi & Bluetooth on MBD
Integrated motherboard audio

Basically, what's the difference between them (motherboard, memory, gpu) ??

I`ve been trying to find a comparison chart between the EVGA 3070 FTW3 vs Gigabyte 3070 OC... but I can`t find it anywhere
 
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Yes those parts look great and will perform the same as what you had in your previous list. The FTW3 vs the OC is only a marginal difference, if at all. I'd say go for it! :)
 
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Hey. I'm also looking for new PC build, I work with video editing software. On what should I pay attention. What are the main parts?
 
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Hey Azimort, Did you take a look at our Video Editing PC Build Article? That should cover most of your questions!

 
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