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PC for VFX and Gaming.

ninadb

Broken In
Planning to get a PC for running heavy softwares and games. Here is my questionnaire :

1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run? (Be exact. Which games? Which applications? Avoid the word 'et cetera.' Vague answers like 'gaming' or 'office work' will not work.)
Ans : Running heavy softwares for VFX ; [After Effects (and Mocha), Cinema 4D, Nuke, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Silhouette, Boujou] and Games [ Rocket League, Tomb Raider, Just Cause 3, Call of Duty]

2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then please mention.
Ans : 50k

3. Planning to overclock?
Ans : No.

4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?
Ans: Windows 10

5. How much hard drive / solid-state drive space is needed?
Ans : 1TB hard drive, SSD 256 GB.

6. Do you want to buy a monitor? If yes, please mention the screen size and resolution you prefer. If you already have a monitor and want to reuse it, then do mention the screen size and resolution of the monitor you have.
Ans : Yes, I want to buy a monitor. Screen size : 22 OR 24 inch.

7. Which components you DON'T want to buy? i.e. which components you already have and plan on reusing?
Ans : I want to buy the entire set up.

8. When are you planning to buy the system?
Ans : In the next 3 - 4 months.

9. Have you ever built a desktop before? Or, will this be done by an assembler?
Ans : I have never built a desktop before. This will be done by an assembler.

10. Where do you live? Are you buying locally? Are you open to buying stuff from online shops if you don't get locally?
Ans : Mumbai. Yes, I am buying locally and I am open to buying stuff from online shops.

11. Anything else which you would like to say?
Ans : Want to fit this in the 50k budget.
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
3-4 months is a long time & all pc components/laptops/ssd are currently significantly overpriced due to increased demand & short supply so update the thread 2-3 weeks before actual buying.
 
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ninadb

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3-4 months is a long time & all pc components/laptops/ssd are currently significantly overpriced due to increased demand & short supply so update the thread 2-3 weeks before actual buying.

Hmm. I just need the config for now, the pricing can be flexible. If possible, could you please recommend me a config? I would at least get a basic idea of what I'm working with.
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
Hmm. I just need the config for now, the pricing can be flexible. If possible, could you please recommend me a config? I would at least get a basic idea of what I'm working with.
The main thing is, amd ryzen 4xxx series processors are going to be released soon & based on their pricing only it would be possible to give a fair idea else current series available in market for ryzen is 3xxx. You can check below thread for reference:
 
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ninadb

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Planning to get a PC for running heavy softwares and games. Here is my questionnaire :

1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run? (Be exact. Which games? Which applications? Avoid the word 'et cetera.' Vague answers like 'gaming' or 'office work' will not work.)
Ans : Running heavy softwares for VFX ; [After Effects (and Mocha), Cinema 4D, Nuke, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Silhouette, Boujou] and Games [ Rocket League, Tomb Raider, Just Cause 3, Call of Duty]

2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then please mention.
Ans : 50k

3. Planning to overclock?
Ans : No.

4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?
Ans: Windows 10

5. How much hard drive / solid-state drive space is needed?
Ans : 1TB hard drive, SSD 256 GB.

6. Do you want to buy a monitor? If yes, please mention the screen size and resolution you prefer. If you already have a monitor and want to reuse it, then do mention the screen size and resolution of the monitor you have.
Ans : Yes, I want to buy a monitor. Screen size : 22 OR 24 inch.

7. Which components you DON'T want to buy? i.e. which components you already have and plan on reusing?
Ans : I want to buy the entire set up.

8. When are you planning to buy the system?
Ans : In the next 3 - 4 months.

9. Have you ever built a desktop before? Or, will this be done by an assembler?
Ans : I have never built a desktop before. This will be done by an assembler.

10. Where do you live? Are you buying locally? Are you open to buying stuff from online shops if you don't get locally?
Ans : Mumbai. Yes, I am buying locally and I am open to buying stuff from online shops.

11. Anything else which you would like to say?
Ans : Want to fit this in the 50k budget.
Reviving this thread, I want to assemble the PC by mid of January. My original budget was 60k, but now I have increased it to 85k as all the configs so far are rounding up to 85k, (*without the monitor*)

This is ONE of the few shortlisted configs so far :

Platform : Amd
CPU : Ryzen5 - 3600XT upto 4.50 Ghz
CPU-Cooler : Stock - Stock Cooler
Motherboard : Gigabyte - B450M DS3H
Graphics-Card : GTX1660 Super - ZOTAC Amp 6GB
SSD : Seagate - Barracuda 1TB
HDD : WD - Black 250GB (SN750) M.2 NVME
RAM : 16x2 - Corsair Veng 32GB 3000
SMPS : Antec - NE 650
Case : Corsair - 275R
Wattage : 275
Price : ₹88,759.00

Would appreciate any monitor suggestions.
 
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nac

Aspiring Novelist
CPU : Ryzen5 - 3600XT upto 4.50 Ghz
Motherboard : Gigabyte - B450M DS3H
RAM : 16x2 - Corsair Veng 32GB 3000
Ryzen 5000 price may have stabilized by mid Jan. So keep 5600x and 3700x in consideration.
Go for better board. Asrock B450 Pro4 if you're going for 3000 series or B550M Pro4/B550M Pro VDH if you're going for 5000 series.
3600mhz costs about the same as 3000mhz/3200mhz.
 
Reviving this thread, I want to assemble the PC by mid of January. My original budget was 60k, but now I have increased it to 85k as all the configs so far are rounding up to 85k, (*without the monitor*)

This is ONE of the few shortlisted configs so far :

Platform : Amd
CPU : Ryzen5 - 3600XT upto 4.50 Ghz
CPU-Cooler : Stock - Stock Cooler
Motherboard : Gigabyte - B450M DS3H
Graphics-Card : GTX1660 Super - ZOTAC Amp 6GB
SSD : Seagate - Barracuda 1TB
HDD : WD - Black 250GB (SN750) M.2 NVME
RAM : 16x2 - Corsair Veng 32GB 3000
SMPS : Antec - NE 650
Case : Corsair - 275R
Wattage : 275
Price : ₹88,759.00

Would appreciate any monitor suggestions.
Ask again in Jan. R5 5600 is rumoured to be out in Jan. Don't expect new GPUs before Feb/Mar.

Mobo - Gigabyte B550M DS3H - 9.5k, worth the extra 2k. Otherwise, AsRock B450 Pro4 for 7.5k. With Ryzen 5000, better get B550.

As suggested earlier, get A2000 or SN550 for SSD, better value for money as realistically there's no performance difference.

Get at least 3200MHz RAM IMO. If possible 3600MHz, if the price difference isn't a lot. 3200MHz is a good sweet spot.

PSU - Antec NE Gold series is decent, other option is CM MWE Gold.
 
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ninadb

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Ask again in Jan. R5 5600 is rumoured to be out in Jan. Don't expect new GPUs before Feb/Mar.

Mobo - Gigabyte B550M DS3H - 9.5k, worth the extra 2k. Otherwise, AsRock B450 Pro4 for 7.5k. With Ryzen 5000, better get B550.

As suggested earlier, get A2000 or SN550 for SSD, better value for money as realistically there's no performance difference.

Get at least 3200MHz RAM IMO. If possible 3600MHz, if the price difference isn't a lot. 3200MHz is a good sweet spot.

PSU - Antec NE Gold series is decent, other option is CM MWE Gold.
Okay, thank you. Any recommendations for a good monitor?
 
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ninadb

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Reviving this thread, I want to assemble the PC by mid of January. My original budget was 60k, but now I have increased it to 85k as all the configs so far are rounding up to 85k, (*without the monitor*)

This is ONE of the few shortlisted configs so far :

Platform : Amd
CPU : Ryzen5 - 3600XT upto 4.50 Ghz
CPU-Cooler : Stock - Stock Cooler
Motherboard : Gigabyte - B450M DS3H
Graphics-Card : GTX1660 Super - ZOTAC Amp 6GB
SSD : Seagate - Barracuda 1TB
HDD : WD - Black 250GB (SN750) M.2 NVME
RAM : 16x2 - Corsair Veng 32GB 3000
SMPS : Antec - NE 650
Case : Corsair - 275R
Wattage : 275
Price : ₹88,759.00

Would appreciate any monitor suggestions.
After all the suggestions, and posts on this thread, I have FINALIZED this configuration. I am finalizing this in a week.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 upto 4.50ghz
Asrock B450 Pro 4
Graphic Card
Kingston A2000 500GB NVME SSD
WD 1TB Blue HDD
Corsair 16GB X 2nos DDR4 3600Mhz RAM
Cooler Master 650watts SMPS
Antec NX800 ARGB (E-ATX) Mid Tower Cabinet with Tempered Glass side Panel (Black)
Acer KG241QP 24" Monitor

Is there really a difference between GTX 1660 Super and Zotac GTX 1660 6GB ?

Any suggestions/changes appreciated.

Main requirement - 3D Rendering and VFX.
 

TheSloth

The Slowest One
1660 Super is atleast 5-10% better than 1660 in general gaming performance. Because of that 1660S gets more recommendations than 1660. Go for Super.

Compare your shortlisted case with Antec DF600 FLUX and Cooler Master MB511/520. I haven't read any reviews of DF660 Flux, just suggesting based on features and budget.
 
After all the suggestions, and posts on this thread, I have FINALIZED this configuration. I am finalizing this in a week.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 upto 4.50ghz
Asrock B450 Pro 4
Graphic Card
Kingston A2000 500GB NVME SSD
WD 1TB Blue HDD
Corsair 16GB X 2nos DDR4 3600Mhz RAM
Cooler Master 650watts SMPS
Antec NX800 ARGB (E-ATX) Mid Tower Cabinet with Tempered Glass side Panel (Black)
Acer KG241QP 24" Monitor

Is there really a difference between GTX 1660 Super and Zotac GTX 1660 6GB ?

Any suggestions/changes appreciated.

Main requirement - 3D Rendering and VFX.

1660S is the better choice, good enough difference between those 2.

For cabinet, can check Lian Li 215, pretty good reviews & cheaper. Check its review by Gamer Nexus.

Avoid that monitor at any any costs, TN is just bad & you are using it for pr
 
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ninadb

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1660S is the better choice, good enough difference between those 2.

For cabinet, can check Lian Li 215, pretty good reviews & cheaper. Check its review by Gamer Nexus.

Avoid that monitor at any any costs, TN is just bad & you are using it for pr
What about Dell 22" P2219H Monitor ?
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
What about Dell 22" P2219H Monitor ?
I would avoid it unless it is the only option.

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Basically it is not true 8 bit.
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
Cooler Master 650watts SMPS
Which model exactly, these are better models:
 

TheSloth

The Slowest One
Which model exactly, these are better models:
What about this CX650M?
Corsair CX650M
 
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