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Old 07-07-2008, 09:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, My brother is in need of a new pc. He designs kitchens and showrooms and needs a pc to be quick for rendering the drawings. He uses a laptop at the minute but as the software gets updated its becoming slower and now needs a minimum of 2gigs of ram. The graphics card is also too small so has anyone any suggestions on what hardware he should use. I gave him my pc to try and he said its an awful lot quicker. My pc is geared towards gaming and the specs are as below
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Since he's rendering he has no need for a high-end GPU, unless he gets a GTX 260 or 280 since those can render or he could use a normal low-end GPU and then render on the Quad

Otherwise Tenenbaum's build is fine
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so the cpu is what makes the rendering faster rather than a super gpu ?
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Yes, but you can render on GTX 260'S OR 280'S
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why just those two
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They have built in physics and CUDA which allows the processor to do other tasks besides render video.
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You could probably take the heatsink and the paste out of Tenenbaum's build since hes not overclocking (assuming) and doesn't really need a top end cooler.
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Always nice to have atleast decent cooling when doing rendering though. It will stress all of the cores and the cpu will get pretty hot on a stock cooler.
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is it an advantage if you use a quad processor and GTX together? or does that defeat the purpose? im in the same predicament as to what hardware to get for video editing. I kno im going to get a quad proc...im just debating on what GPU to get
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