The CGDirector PC-Builder helps you find the best Computer and Workstation Parts for your specific use case and available Budget. Be that 3D GPU Rendering, 3D Modeling, Video Editing, Motion Design, After Effects, Cinema 4D, CPU Rendering and many others.
Here it is, the CGDirector PC-Builder for PCs, Workstations, and Laptops:
Missing specific Parts / Brands?
We are extending the CGDirector PC Builder constantly. Right now, only some Hardware Components from Asus, MSI, Corsair, Seasonic, be quiet, AMD, Intel, Nvidia, Fractal Design, Samsung, Adata and ASROCK have been added. More will follow, if we find the parts to be reliable.
Laptop Brands currently include MSI, Asus, Razer, Gigabyte with more to follow soon.
What parts are you missing in the PC-Builder?
Why is the Budget Min / Max capped?
Minimum and Maximum Budget is purposely capped in the PC-Builder. This is because it would not make sense in getting an even cheaper or even more expensive PC than the suggested range for the selected use-case.
More expensive than the suggested maximum might lower the performance (as the most expensive parts are not necessarily the best for your specific use case) and less expensive than the minimum suggested budget will most likely underwhelm you in your specific use-case experience.
How does the PC-Builder calculate the parts / How does it work?
We assigned a minimum and maximum percentage of the total cost, that a given part is allowed to cost. This is based on our experience in building and using lots and lots of different Computers and Workstations for all kinds of use-cases.
In GPU-Rendering the cheapest suggested Build has Parts that cost almost the same. Let’s take CPU and GPU for example: They both cost around 200$. So both will have about 25% of the total allowed Budget assigned.
In the maximum GPU-Rendering Build, the 4x 2080Tis cost much more (5196$) than the CPU (1900X – 399$), because, of course, in GPU-Rendering the GPUs are much more important and therefore may use up much more of the total Budget.
In this case, the GPUs use up 70% of the budget and the rest of the parts are comparatively cheap.
This means, the PC-Builder gets assigned a min-part-allowed-percentage and max-part-allowed-percentage and in-between automatically selects depending on the given budget.
Of course, things such, # of GPUs, # of PCIe-Slots on the Mainboard, Power Consumption, Socket matching the Mainboard and so on are taken into consideration.
As always though, the tool might not be entirely free of errors and we recommend to use it with caution and only use the suggested Parts as a basis for discussion and to build upon.
How are Laptops Recommended?
The Laptop recommendation Tool is much simpler than the PC-Builder Tool, as the Laptops are already pre-built. There are different underlying Benchmarks for every Purpose that define which Laptop is best within a certain price-range. This can vary slightly, depending on the availability and current price of the Laptops.
This way, the tool always recommends the best performing Laptops for Video Editing or Laptops for Animation for example, even if there might be more expensive Laptops that would ultimately though have less performance.
Feel Free to ask for suggestions on your PC-Build in the Comments.