Quite new to Houdini, now studying VFX (1 year) and soon graduating. So I need a PC to be able to continue learning.
Could you please give me some thoughts on this build. I am especially interested in what the bottleneck is. I do not want to have the best of the best, just a real decent machine and which could possibly upgraded/extended later. Would for instance a GTX 1060 6gb be sufficient?
Any thoughts are really appreciated! PcPartPicker is more focussed on gaming, this machine is really intended for VFX work (Houdini & Nuke).
Budget: 1500 pounds absolute max. (1700 euros, 1900 us dollars)
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£282.09 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AX370-GAMING 5 ATX AM4 Motherboard (£175.99 @ Aria PC)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£262.78 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£85.39 @ More Computers)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K4000 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£106.10 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card (£419.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design - Define S ATX Mid Tower Case (£68.76 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/HvnNwV