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New PC setup recommendation needed

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:31 pm
by jonathlee
Hello everyone,

I'm a newbie here, just starting out with Lightwave and KRay, I need some advice regarding on my new pc setup. Been doing some searching in this forum recently but seems not much result. My spec are ;

1. AMD Quad Core processor
2. Nvidia GTX 550/560 Ti
3. 4GB Ram

Kindly advice which part plays the most important for 3D software especially for architecture modeling and rendering?

Re: New PC setup recommendation needed

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:43 pm
by vpii
I would go for an i7 with 8gb of ram. Your system now with only 4gb of ram will be limited in larger renders.

Re: New PC setup recommendation needed

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:53 pm
by medzo
16gb ram minimum

Re: New PC setup recommendation needed

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:03 pm
by jonathlee
Medzo: due to budget limitation, i have to go for AMD (considering if possible to get the latest 8core series)

VPii: 16GB? 1600mhz and above?

Do I need to get a better Graphic Card or Processor?

Re: New PC setup recommendation needed

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:49 pm
by Janusz Biela
jonathlee wrote:Medzo: due to budget limitation, i have to go for AMD (considering if possible to get the latest 8core series)


I know budget is budget but I never trusted AMD , Intel has power, even if is expensive....

16GB? 1600mhz and above?

minimum 16 GB

Do I need to get a better Graphic Card or Processor?


Processor, processor and again processor.... :wink:

Re: New PC setup recommendation needed

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:30 pm
by Mario
medzo wrote:16gb ram minimum

I think this deppends on wich operating system is he runung Kray.
WinXP will only see 4,00GB maximum.

Re: New PC setup recommendation needed

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:51 am
by jonathlee
Mario: I'm using existing Windows 7 64bit, so, 16gb ram should b no problem.

Janusz: Thanks for the recommendation. I wonder if the Admin would pin up any post on hardware requirements, recommendations like a FAQs post.

Conclusion:
1. Processor : Intel i7 or higher (more processor, better performance)
2. Ram: 3D software especially Lightwave are RAM dependant
3. Graphic Card: Nvidia GTX560 Ti and above
4. Power Supply : More power

Any more input please?

Re: New PC setup recommendation needed

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:10 am
by Janusz Biela
Mario wrote:
medzo wrote:16gb ram minimum

I think this deppends on wich operating system is he runung Kray.
WinXP will only see 4,00GB maximum.

Yes of course. I think only x64 :wink: ...and really 16 GB is minimum (It save a lot time...)

Re: New PC setup recommendation needed

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:17 am
by Janusz Biela
jonathlee wrote:Mario: I'm using existing Windows 7 64bit, so, 16gb ram should b no problem.

Janusz: Thanks for the recommendation. I wonder if the Admin would pin up any post on hardware requirements, recommendations like a FAQs post.

Conclusion:
1. Processor : Intel i7 or higher (more processor, better performance)
2. Ram: 3D software especially Lightwave are RAM dependant
3. Graphic Card: Nvidia GTX560 Ti and above
4. Power Supply : More power

Any more input please?



1,2, and 4 This is the most important . Powers supply must be high class! do not save money with CPU and RAM! rest is no important :wink:
Also monitor (You need really see colors and contrast)
http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/lg ... 56027.html I have this and this is minimum (is not pro pro but I am very content) Is my first monitor which I could setup good gamma level (no external hardware gamma setup , this is different).

Re: New PC setup recommendation needed

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:18 am
by jonathlee
Is my first monitor which I could setup good gamma level (no external hardware gamma setup , this is different).


You mean, there's no need for other hardware / software setting to allow high level of gamma display?

Re: New PC setup recommendation needed

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:48 am
by Janusz Biela
jonathlee wrote:
Is my first monitor which I could setup good gamma level (no external hardware gamma setup , this is different).


You mean, there's no need for other hardware / software setting to allow high level of gamma display?


All monitors need settings so You have two ways

1. Hardware display calibrator http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3545/3774 ... f021_z.jpg

2. Manual (this is my favorite chart)

Re: New PC setup recommendation needed

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:17 am
by jonathlee
Thank you very much Janusz, can't wait to setup my new rig :)

Re: New PC setup recommendation needed

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:23 pm
by Keraressi Abdelkarim
if u went to try AMD they have one cpu have 16 core low price mybe irs coast avout 632 $ no as xeon 16 core 45OO $ here in algeria u can buy car with 4500$ wtf .

and about ram . if u went work smoothly u must to have min24G very good also u can work on all complex nd huge scn easly .

about graphics card . u must to have good one . cz i have old Gtx285 i get many problem with it nd lightwave cz my mother board asus p6T deluxe 2 cant support this card so lightwave also bad opengl support we havnt direct x mod . dat why u need to take care about the whole things also for graphics card + mother board Support details before u buy it .

i hope thos information can help u littel bit . thnx .

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Re: New PC setup recommendation needed

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:16 pm
by 3dream
you can always reference things here... http://www.cpubenchmark.net/ They also have a section for GPU's, but without GPU accelleration like in Octane and maybe KR3.0 it will not affect your OGL in Lightwave much. Just put a GTX 690 and Titan ($1,000+) cards and they react the same as my Quadro FX 3700 (4 year old card). The cuda cores are amazing though....so for future software it's nice...

Re: New PC setup recommendation needed

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:49 pm
by Janusz Biela
For testing hardware in render is only one solution: Cinebench 11.5
http://http.maxon.net/pub/benchmarks/CINEBENCH_R15.zip
This software is very accurate.

For these who doesn`t know how to read scores:
- i7 CPU 12 HT 3.3 Ghz the score is around 8.4 pts
- Dual Xeon 32 HT 2.6 Ghz the score is around 24 pts (so around 3 times faster the i7)
For people who render by CPU important is only this test (multi CPU test)

Benchmarking GPU render need special tests which often are include specific render software (Octane benchmark scene for example)