View Full Version : what computer config. is required ?
plain and simple ... can u tell me what hardware configuration u have ? because i'm trieing to make a computer compatibil for 3ds max modeling and animation... and i'd like some advice .
10-11-2007, 06:58 PM
Plain and Simple ... AMD Athlon 3500+, 1GB Ram, 330GB HDD, DVD Writer and GPU 6100 64 MB but unfortinitly it's built-in.
Now I'm dreaming to upgrade with AMD FX, 4GB Ram , whatever HDD, Good DVD Writer and 7200 Nvidia GPU with 256 MB at least ,
12-11-2007, 03:14 PM
i have 3 machines i regularly use with Max
laptop: 1.7 core 2 duo, 256mb (+256 hypermemory) geforce 7300go, 1 gb RAM
This works fine on single objects up to about 250,000 polys or small scenes
work machine: 2.7 core 2 duo, 256mb geforce 7900GS, 2gb RAM
This works better on larger scenes - and is capable of pretty high detail work - it runs out of steam on large complex scenes but is more than adequate for the realtime stuff I do.
desktop at home:
athlon 64 3200, 2x 128mb geforce 6600GT (in SLI), 1gb RAM
This sits neatly in the middle of the other two. it's not as fast as either the laptop or the work desktop with a 5000 poly character model but once you have the character rigged or start dealing with larger scene it beats the laptop hands down.
On a tight budget I'd go with something like my work machine - it was only about £700 from Dell. Avoid the cheaper Nvidia cards - always go for the *800 or *900 verisons as they have twice the memory bandwidth.
On a better budget, you can get a 8 core Xeon with 4 gb Ram and a mid range quadroFX for under £2000
17-11-2007, 04:14 PM
Hey there, sorry for barging in your topic like that but I was wondering what you think about this specific PC:
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 2,33GHz
chipset nVidia nForce 650i SLI
2GB DDR2 667MHz CL5
GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB TV & 2x DVI
HD 320 GB
Is it any good? Im guessing that the graphics card isnt that bad, but the processor might be a bit better... so what are your thoughts :o
18-11-2007, 07:33 PM
graphics card is fine for a non-quadro although there's not much point paying extra for an 8 series card unless you're intending on gaming with the same system.
You're not going to see much improvement CPU-wise unless you start looking at quad core / xeon systems so it'll be fine.
If you've got a 64 bit OS put another 2gb of RAM in there, with 32 bit there's no point.
19-11-2007, 06:05 PM
Hm, seems like I'll have to settle for a laptop afterall, and buy a workstation later, heh.
Heres what I found:
Core2 Duo T5250 (1.50 GHz, 2MB cache)
2 048 MB RAM ( and I'm able to upp it till 4096 MB)
200 GB HD
nVidia GeForce 8400M GS 256 MB (DirectX10, SM 4.0, PureVideo)
I guess its pretty good, well, at least the graphics card. The processor is really crappy, I'll see if I can change it to T7300 or something like that, seeing as everyone suggests getting a proc with 4MB cache and 800mhz bus speed. Is it really that important?
PS. Do you know an online shop in UK where I can buy a laptop with specs that I picked myself? I hate those pre-made laptops, they always have something crap inside, like processor in the above one.
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