Author Topic: New PC?  (Read 1115 times)

Hi,

So I might be buying a new custom built PC soon, but I'm not overly sure on what's best for what I want to use it for. So I will be using this PC for mainly Autodesk applications such as Maya and Allegorithmic programs such as Substance Painter/Designer. Is there anything you guys would recommend changing/adding?

Here are the specs:

Case
COOLERMASTER MASTERBOX 5t GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-7700 (3.6GHz) 8MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® STRIX B250H GAMING: ATX, LGA1151, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2133MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1060 - DVI, HDMI, 3 x DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
1st Hard Disk
1TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 32MB CACHE
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES™ VS-450 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
PCS FrostFlow 100 Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11 AC1200 867Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
USB Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc DVD & Single Licence

Obviously building your own computer will get you a way better value for your money, but if you're dead set on a pre-built:

What are you using the computer for? If you're main focus is rendering I could go with a CPU with more than 4-cores. Ryzen CPUs are perfect for this industry if you're on a budget. If you're an Intel fan go with a CPU from their i9 series. 16GB of RAM is not ideal either, if you go with 16GB at least make sure there is room to add more if you wanted to in the future. I would highly recommend a SSD, at least a small one to put your OS on. a 256-512GB SSD with a 1-2TB HDD for storage would probably suit you a lot better.

Everything else seems good.