BEST computer build ? | 2018

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rhino5
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( Charles C.) #1

Hi guys,

I’m building a computer, an I need your help / feedback ! All I found is old posts about it, so maybe its time to update this topic !!

(2012) http://www.grasshopper3d.com/forum/topics/hardware-requirements-and-suggestions
(2013) BEST Graphic-Card and Setup for PC for Rhino5 and Rendering
(2015) What hardware aspects speed up workflow in Rhino?
(2015) http://www.grasshopper3d.com/forum/topics/high-performance-computer-for-gh

Budget : 2500$ max (ideally 2200$)

Purpose : I mainly use Grasshopper, Rhino 5 -64bit, Maxwell 4.1, Archicad or Revit (will have to use one of them soon),

I’m about to buy :

  • CPU : Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor

  • GPU : EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card

  • Motherboard : ASRock - Z370M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151

  • Memory : G.Skill - Trident Z 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

  • SSD : Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

Tricky questions are :

  • Regarding Grasshopper, when will it be updated (grasshopper 2.0?) ? And will it be multi-threading ? So it can use all my processor’s cores ? If it’s the case, is it better for me to buy a processor with many cores instead of 6 cores high Ghz ? Also I’m doing complex grasshopper analysis, what would be the most suitable ?

  • Same question regarding Rhino 6

  • About rendering, I’m using maxwell which is now supporting GPU rendering. I definitly don’t know if I’m better invessting in a better graphic card or a better CPU ? What about the futur of this industry. I hardly find posts about it.


#2

It looks like you have double posted.

// Rolf