Answering things as suggested in the pinned thread…
-There really isn’t one, however I see no need to spend $5,000 to do a guts upgrade.
- Where do you live
- Is there a retailer you prefer?
-For buying, I’m a huge Microcenter fan, but Fry’s, Newegg, and Amazon are also places I buy from frequently.
- Do you need or already have peripherals?
-Already got everything.
- What will you be using your Glorious computer for?
-Predominantly work. That said, I do have an HTC Vive and like to play games when I’m in the mood.
- Do you overclock or want to get into overclocking?
-I use to, but nowadays I prefer to leave things be for the sake of known stability.
- Do you plan on going for custom water-cooling now, or in the future?
-I use a closed loop solution right now and plan on keeping it that way.
- Operating System. Do you need a new one?
-Windows 10, I’m happy with it.
If you Game-
- What kind of settings do you like or what FPS do you want to play at?
-Maxed out everything.
- What resolution will you be playing at? //or would like to play at.
- What kind of games do you like to play?
-VR on the Vive, Total Annihilation, Borderlands, Mass Effect, Titanfall, Anything Star Wars, etc etc
- What specific game will you be playing (if you really only play one)
If you Render or Edit things-
- What application do you use to render? (very important)
-Vectorworks 2019 (Spotlight with Renderworks and Braceworks), AutoCAD 2019 LT, Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop), WYSIWYG
- Do you render movies or just Photoshop pictures
-Movies and pictures.
Here’s a link to my current build, mostly. I skipped my drives, (1x M.2, 4x SSD, 6x HDD) and case fans (3x 140mm, 2x 120mm I think…) https://pcpartpicker.com/list/psH4kd
Essentially this rig is my workstation. I use it primarily for AutoCAD and Vectorworks for concert design. I’m a rigger, so it’s uncommon for me to be doing lots of video rendering and that sort of thing, but it’s still a lot of 3D modeling going on. I also use WYSIWYG for automation pre-programming and that gets pretty busy in the 3D as well.
As you see, I’ve got a Gigabyte 1080 8GB and recently upgraded to 32GB of Corsair Vengeance 3000. One would think that should keep things moving along fairly well but as of late ACAD and VW hang up for 10-60 seconds when I rotate something in an isometric view or when I select a large amount of objects. (It’s not uncommon for me to be moving ~250,000 individual objects at once in ACAD.)
I know I’m not helping myself in that most all of the drawings are sitting on an HDD, however I’ve tried putting all necessary assets on the desktop (which puts them on that M.2 Sata drive on the mobo,) and while it’s a little better, I still get hang ups.
Is it time to get off the i7-6700K and go to latest gen? I took a cursory glance at the i9-9XXX series and good lord at those price tags. (Money isn’t necessarily an object here, but let’s be reasonable…) How much better are they than the 7XXX Extreme series? What about the i9-79XX-X series?
For the record, for a very long time I was an AMD guy. But as time went on, I noticed that my Intel laptops weren’t having near as many struggles with these softwares as my AMD desktop was. As such, I’ve gone to Intel/Nvidia. All these software devs still recommend the Intel/Nvidia combo foremost and I find that getting support on this platform choice is often much easier.
It’s been a while since I’ve built last, (obviously,) and I’m defintiely out of the loop on the latest gen stuff. Your patience and advice is most appreciated!