I am an architecture student who is almost finished school and is looking to purchase a new desktop that I can begin to use professionally. I have been running windows via bootcamp on a high spec macbook pro and have fried/ replaced almost every component in the machine over the past couple years. A new computer is in due, however, the more I read the more I am confused as to which would be the most optimal solution. Rhino and V-Ray are the primary pieces of software that I use.
In order to keep it as simple as possible I have listed my primary areas of concern and potential uses in the future.
Areas of concern:
-make2D, I often run very large models thorough this command taking days to complete
-rendering, I render with V-Ray quite often and would like this to be a quick as possible!
Potential future use:
-VR, I am very interested in using mindesk vr (or comparable software)
-rendered animations, I would like to start animating in Rhino and rendering them with V-Ray
These are the two computer specs I am considering:
Option no.1 “The Gamer”
Intel Core i7 8700 (6-Core, 12MB Cache, up to 4.6GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
16GB, 2666MHz, DDR4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5
128GB M.2 SATA SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
Option no.2 “The Budget Workstation”
Xeon E3-1240 v6 4C/3.7GHz/8MB/72W/DDR4-2400
1x16GB UDIMM DDR4-2400 Non-ECC
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 5GB
1x512GB SSD M.2 PCIe Opal
I apologize for contributing yet another “what computer should I get” post to the forum but am absolutely overwhelmed with reading Xeon vs Core + Quadro vs GeForce articles and opinions online. Any help is highly appreciated and other recommendations are welcome!
Thanks in advance.