Best Hardware System

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msa
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Best Hardware System

Post by msa » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:46 am

Hi Support,

Love Raylectron to bits but I need to render a lot, very lot faster. My system is way too old for this software so can you update your recommendation for a CPU system please (with a view to release V5 requirements). If you could advise a computer at the high end and a medium end price range I'd appreciate it.

My present computer is Windows 8.1, 64 bit. Intel Core i5-3330 CPU@ 3.00Ghz, AMD Radeon HD6670.

Best regards

Mike

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Re: Best Hardware System

Post by szakul » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:43 am

Hi Mike

2 weeks ago I changed:
- i5-760 2,8 Ghz
- Radeon HD6850 (1GB)
- 22 GB RAM DDR3
- Standard HDD

to

- i7-5820k
- Nvidia GTX970 (4GB)
- 16 GB RAM DDR 4
- SSD 256GB + 2TB Hybrid HDD


Comfort of work +1000%. Unbelievable increasing rendering speed. Better quality, better ........ everything. :D
I suppose my configuration is prepared to welcome v5, but I am interesting what is support opinion.

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Re: Best Hardware System

Post by msa » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:46 pm

Hi Szakul,

Appreciate your feedback. That's what I'm after, better everything and a smiley face!

If you don't mind me asking how much did your new system cost? Are you CPU or GPU? I don't understand computers but I know mine is slooooowwwww.

Regards

Mike

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Re: Best Hardware System

Post by szakul » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:32 pm

msa wrote:Hi Szakul,
Appreciate your feedback. That's what I'm after, better everything and a smiley face!
If you don't mind me asking how much did your new system cost? Are you CPU or GPU? I don't understand computers but I know mine is slooooowwwww.
Regards
Mike
If You're asking about Raylectron version - I use CPU version (because of Raylectron's instances).
Cost - more / less - 1700 euro (7200 PLN - Polish currency) - main unit + windows system

msa
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Re: Best Hardware System

Post by msa » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:49 pm

Thanks Szakult
It will be interesting to see what support says.
I'll start shopping around.
Regards
Mike

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Re: Best Hardware System

Post by Support » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:08 pm

I would suggest the Intel i7-5960X processor, 8 cores, 16 threads. It'll be very fast with the CPU version of Raylectron and that CPU can be overclocked :)
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Re: Best Hardware System

Post by msa » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:50 am

Thank you,
I'll start shopping. Looking forward to V5 so definitely worth investing in a system that will do it justice.
Regards
Mike

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