With the holidays creeping near, I’m looking for any suggestions for desktop builds. This Christmas, I’m planning on getting my first desktop for architecture school. My main need is a machine that can get through high quality renders with complex materials very quickly. Right now I find myself waiting hours on end just to complete a mediocre render on my laptop.
I’m totally open for any advice or suggestions on what parts to look into for the build. I’m planning on building the PC so hopefully that will make suggestions easier.
When it comes to price, I realize it’s valuable to spend the extra money for a higher ROI, but I realistically don’t want to spend more than $1500. For my needs as a first year architecture student, I think that will do that job, as I can always upgrade specs down the road.