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    Default Re: Low to mid end workstation build with possible VR Rendering

    Quote Originally Posted by heni30 View Post
    N.

    I'm seeing that some 1060s come in a mini version with 1 fan but still with the 6g mem.

    Anything being compromised with this version?
    Well, usually these versions have slightly lower clocks, lower consumption, and consequently better thermal behaviour, so a single fan is enough to keep them cool. Slightly lower clocks could mean something in gaming etc. but in CG apps the differences are minimal afaik.

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    Default Re: Low to mid end workstation build with possible VR Rendering

    Well I think today is a bad day to do a computer upgrade, with the cryptomining craziness as for today buying a Quadro P4000 will be cheaper than a GTX 1070 lol

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...86%20601294637

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...93%20601202919

    So if budget is your main call, then look no further than a gtx 1060 or anything Quadro under P4000 (GTX1070 equivalent) for 3D Max work they will work the same.
    This is just craziness.
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    I agree. But the real craziness is in the RAM prices. They've really skyrocketed since last year (100-120% more expensive).
    I sense that this crypomining thing is going to burst like a bubble, but the RAM thing is of a different nature (Samsung is said to be mainly responsible for this price fixing).
    The only part I would consider upgrading at this moment is my monitor. Prices are quite normal for 27"+ ips monitors. Even 4K's have become more affordable these days.

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    Woot!
    Today memory price has dropped to normal level! Perfect!!!
    Thanks all for your replies.
    I ended up getting WX7100, I'll give it a try and will report back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junglee View Post
    Woot!
    Today memory price has dropped to normal level! Perfect!!!
    Where did you see that ?

    So far all I've read are vague predictions about small gradual price decline over the whole year. Right now locally, 128 GB set of DDR4 (8x16) starts at 1700 in market around me.
    2 years ago I bought used 128 GB DDR3 ECC for 200 euros : /

    As Nikolaos said..all I've upgraded recently was nice 32" 4k monitor as well :- ). Everything else is sky-high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyderSK View Post
    Where did you see that ?

    So far all I've read are vague predictions about small gradual price decline over the whole year. Right now locally, 128 GB set of DDR4 (8x16) starts at 1700 in market around me.
    2 years ago I bought used 128 GB DDR3 ECC for 200 euros : /

    As Nikolaos said..all I've upgraded recently was nice 32" 4k monitor as well :- ). Everything else is sky-high.
    Oh, I'm buying no where near 128GB set. I just purchased 32GB (2x16GB) set from Newegg for $300 which was around $450 mark the day before. In what programs would you benefit from having 128GB of memory? Just curious. My photoshop bottleneck time to time so I'm interested to hear if buying extra 32GB for my computer would benefit smoother experience in photoshop. I assume no benefit will be gained in 3dmax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junglee View Post
    Oh, I'm buying no where near 128GB set. I just purchased 32GB (2x16GB) set from Newegg for $300 which was around $450 mark the day before. In what programs would you benefit from having 128GB of memory? Just curious. My photoshop bottleneck time to time so I'm interested to hear if buying extra 32GB for my computer would benefit smoother experience in photoshop. I assume no benefit will be gained in 3dmax.
    I don't know if Photoshop will get much bump for an extra 32 Gb RAM, maybe if you are working with really large files such 1 or 2 Gb.
    But more RAM for your workstation and render nodes will help you when you have lots of geometry or proxies. Forest pro and Railcloner are very efficient, so we get spoiled very quickly and it is easy just to spread millions and millions of plants in our scenes, in that case, more RAM will really help.
    Also if you are doing heavy compositing in After Effects or similar in that case more RAM also will be beneficial.
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    It's mainly because of 3dsMax + Corona, it's very hungry combination, lot more than other renderers. And there are some factors within 3dsMax than can multiply this (by not properly flushing the cache after heavy subsequent renderings,etc..).
    That coupled with lot of multi-tasking and always having multiple heavy scenes and Photoshop files open at same time, makes having lot of memory a faster workflow as it avoids any swapping.
    I was actually quite surprised to run to wall with 64, I wouldn't have thought of that. Then again, I thought the same with 16 few years ago.

    The memory price levels are nauseating. And it's grotesque some brands keep coming on top of this with some ridiculous "luxury" items like super-fast, RGB-lit modules, bringing exactly none benefits apart from being fool parted with his money on pointless gimmick. Who on earth considers that a valid investment ?
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    I will slowly wait till this passes over :- )
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