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Post by Vanessa07 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:34 pm

Hi

What can I buy to render animation with indigo? I would like a workstation but it's too expensive, is it possible to buy two core 2 quad (or more) with 4Go of ram and a basic graphic card for 4000-6000 euros?

I realy need help, I don't want to make a mistake :?

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Post by BbB » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:04 pm

Get a quad core with 4gigs, a mid-range graphic card, and a 64bit OS. Desktops where I come from start at under 500€. (you can have a look at this, although I don't know if they deliver to France:
http://www.albotek.de/webshop/pi32/pi83 ... index.html)

(They're very good. I got mine from them, was delivered within a few days of ordering)

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Post by deltaepsylon » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:17 pm

CyberPowerPC.com is good too, but you gotta make sure you remove the ultra expensive graphics card from the configuration, as well as lower the HDD capacity (starts at 500 gb i think) and some other stuff too. I got a REALLY good gaming computer with quad core (read: 17 000 3d mark06) for only 3200. Same comp configured by Dell would have cost around 6000 dollars.
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Post by BbB » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:18 pm

Still sounds quite expensive to me (unless you convert in euros :D ) Did you check that link?

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Post by CoolColJ » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:25 pm

the motherboards on those PC are not so good, you do get what you pay for

best to build it yourself. That way you can get a near silent PC that is also powerful, high quality and runs faster than stock :twisted:

I do most of my quiet PC research here
http://www.silentpcreview.com/index.php

I can buy all the individual parts much cheaper and put it all together for a good deal less than what you would buy, and you won't get all the quiet parts and nice bits and specs to exactly what you want

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Post by BbB » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:53 pm

Yes but Albotek allows you to do that too. I myself didn't go for the cheapest offer, but was able to save on a slightly cheaper graphic card and smaller HDD. This is convenient for people like me who are downright illiterate when it comes to building your own desktop...

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Post by Vanessa07 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:56 pm

Thank you very much for these links :D

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Post by deltaepsylon » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:32 am

coolcolJ: my computer is really quiet, and the mobo is exactly what i asked for/wanted (asus stryker extreme).

only reason it cost 3200 is cuz its a whole-9-yards gaming comp, i bet if u got a nVidia6200 SE and a 120 gb HD with a half decent mb and nothing fancy, it'd be around 700 for a quad core.

then again, pick up a render node from dell: quad core for 500 bucks
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Post by CoolColJ » Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:35 pm

No it will have some high end parts and good quality stuff :)
The videocard is probbaly the most expensive part fo the system

There is a big difference between near silent and quiet - and not all types of quiet is the same :)

I stay away from Dell and all those types, because the upgrade path is extremely limited, and you can't overclock

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Post by deltaepsylon » Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:41 am

OC'ing FTW
I cant really say how loud my system is, cuz im constantly playing soft classical music in the background.
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