Author Topic: Build a new PC  (Read 2220 times)

masrulpilami

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Build a new PC
« on: October 08, 2013, 04:42:39 pm »
October 08, 2013, 04:42:39 pm
hi... im new in this forum. i saw my friends using lumion and im very interested to use it, so ive plan to build a new PC, but after i read some suggestions and topics in both lumion and passmark site i'm a little confused about choosing some hardware. i've friend who had build a new pc and lumion doesnt seems worked very well (Intel Core i7-3770K - GeForce GTX 660 - 16Gb as u see in passmark.com it has a worst rating) even per piece hardware has a good performance i thought.

so, for me and some others who want to build a new pc for lumion and other graphics programs maybe have a confusing thought to combine processor, graphic card, and some other hardware which will give an effect to pc performance (for lumion especially) itself. Maybe that confusing thought came after i read "top & bottom computer system" in passmark.com (or i read it wrongly).

i really dont know how to ask about this to you, really. if i share to u how much my budget on my new pc, i think others who read this topic couldnt use it for theyself budget....or i could detailed my budget for processor and graphic card (so i hope it will understating with people budget) and you (lumion staff) maybe could give me some advice to choose suitable both processor and graphic card (or maybe with some parth that could give a boost for choosen proc+graphic card even i dont told u about budget for those items)... :)

so...if i could ask u about it, my budget for it is about $850 or lower...(fyi i have thought about buying i7 3770 3.4ghz+ GTX 770 amp hope they're compatible for lumion. Out of it, ill choose Gigabyte GA-H77;16Gb;OCZ Vertex 450).... could u help me... ;) many thanks :)




Re: Build a new PC
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2013, 03:38:37 am »
October 09, 2013, 03:38:37 am
Hi

I note you said that you have read some forum topics, please check and read some of the recent replies as there are quite a few indications of what can work, and also include comments about order of importance in hardware (GPU first).  Some however are in the licensed users section so unfortuenately you can't read those ones.

However, every situation, and budget, and scene etc is different.  You determine what you are going to use Lumion for and work from there, and if things change then be adaptable, after-all its a business decision is it not.

Unfortunately users will not know what your $850 represents, in your dollars whatever they are that might be a lot to spend, or you are looking for 'budget' pc spending.

re: " i've friend who had build a new pc and lumion doesnt seems worked very well (Intel Core i7-3770K - GeForce GTX 660 - 16Gb .."

I have a GTX660 and it works really well, so it does depend on what you/your friend means exactly.

So:
1.  get the fastest, most powerful PC you can afford, and preferably a bit better than that, its an investment in income returns
2.  the fastest, most powerful GTX or Radeon card (GTX tends to do better) so:
     - Titan, then 780, then 770 or 680 etc....
     - the more VRAM the better, min 1.5 but 3GB for the 780 is good, 6GB of the Titan is really nice.  It would be nice if the 780 had 4GB but we're still waiting, it would be nice if all of them had more VRAM as that can help in some scenes with quality via higher resolution textures etc.
3.  a motherboard and CPU that support the latest bridge - Haswell or Ivy
4.  the fastest CPU supported  by the motherboard along with the fastest RAM available for budget
5.  16GB RAM
6.  quality parts do make a difference.
7.  once you have bought or built it, there will be something faster and better tomorrow for Lumion that may do more, live with it  :-D

So the key question is, which product of Lumion will you buy.

HTH

masrulpilami

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Re: Build a new PC
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2013, 02:31:43 pm »
October 09, 2013, 02:31:43 pm
hahahaha you're right peterm :D i like point no.7... hahaha
anyway thank you for replying my post.

re : re: " i've friend who had build a new pc and lumion doesnt seems worked very well (Intel Core i7-3770K - GeForce GTX 660 - 16Gb .." ...I have a GTX660 and it works really well, so it does depend on what you/your friend means exactly.

ive missheard my friend...he was using GTX670 and FX 8350, and lumion dont work very well...but after he change into intel i5, there's no more problems...:) *sorry bout this.

So, the passmark affect so much...but we cant see between 20 top computer and bottom computer...maybe ill try to reach 20 top system then..and downgrading some other parts if i couldnt afford it...hahahha maybe i just being frightened about processor and gpu that doesnt fit to each other...(like my friend case)

btw, about u saying "So the key question is, which product of Lumion will you buy." is every product have different recomended pc specification? or did u mean version of lumion? ???

Re: Build a new PC
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2013, 12:15:49 am »
October 10, 2013, 12:15:49 am
PC specs are the same for the different products of Lumion; there's two core products of Lumion; Lumion (the standard version) and Lumion Pro (with everything).

If not done so, then please check out the specifications for each at: Lumion Web Site: Specifications.  You can find out the price by contacting your local reseller, or for direct from Act-3D from the Buy page and have those incorporated in your budgets.