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  1. PC Upgrade Advice

    Hey guys, I currently have a - X99-UD4 gigabyte motherboard, 32gb of ram , GTX 770, i7 - 5820k, (500gb SSD, 2x 3tb HDD) - i am looking to upgrade very soon but not sure where to start or what actually would improve Houdini/other vfx software (maya/nuke/rendering) performance. To me my graphics card and ram was what i was thinking. My ram is nothing special and my board is quad channeled so was thinking of replacing my current ram with 64gb (4 x 16) sticks, and then replacing my current GTX 770 with either a 1070/1080 OR as suggested by a pc building freind, a Quadro of some type? (but i didnt and couldnt tell from online specs/benchmarks whether a Quadro would out perform a GTX 1070/80 of the same price for rendering/simulating rather than gaming) He also had a suggestion that i use the new m2 sata ssd instead of new ram. Using that to place all projects on and work from, (as it has much higher read/write speeds than a ssd) - also considering to begin to use openCL and GPU rendering is beggining to take over. So essentially looking for some advice and facts about what will help my performance etc. (When i get to it my budget will be around 1000) Any help would be great!
  2. Hi everyone , When do ı simulate in houdini about pyro,fluid,grain, I disappoited during simulation or at cache time. :/ For this reason , i ask to build pc for houdini dynamics. But I don't know requirements for system . Processor option may be amd or intel. Max budget 3000$ 3500$. In addition , System ? Cpu? Motherboard? Min Ram? Min GPU ? Min Core ? be grateful for your helpful.
  3. Setup for freelance work

    Hello I have a general question, I'm not sure if it's more suited to this subforum or for the General Questions one, if it's the latter, please move it there. I'm considering going full time Houdini but in my country for now there's not many studios that use it. So I was thinking of going freelance and work from home. For that I would like to buy a decent PC to do so. So my question is: A decent Xeon dual CPU, let's say 32 virtual cores, is enough to render real work in a reasonable time? Meaning, could I work in the day hours and render in the night. I know that's a very vague question, but consider small-to-medium simulations, nothing super crazy. Maybe someone has experience doing something similar. If anyone know some tool that I can use to compare different setups in terms of time that would be great. I took a look at the Cinebench rankings but I don't know how to translate the point results into something like time. Thank you
  4. Hey guys quick question, I need to do some operations on two particle streams\groups using point cloud using a pop vop. fist of all, can I put the pop vop after merging the two streams, or do I need to have it connected to one of the groups before the merge, and how to plugin the two in the pointcloud open? Note:I'm really new to pointcloud, but I've been using TP witch has the same method of groups and searching between the groups! Thanks, Mook
  5. Right components?

    Hey everybody, I'm looking for a new computer and I'm now standing with a dilemma. Should I choose the Xeon 6-core 2.1ghz or a i7 with a higher clockspeed? The thing is, that if I choose to go with the Xeon, I'll choose a workstation motherboard, so that I can expand with 1 more CPU later on. Also what is the most important components for quick renders, and simulations? CPU,GPU or RAM? Thanks a bunch in advance! Cheers, Jonas Jørgensen
  6. Hey Guys, I posted a build last week on reddit and got a lot of great responses. So I reworked the parts lists and now would like further advice and feedback from some houdini users! Bottomline Goals: -Stability and Power -Built for Effects simulation and rendering -3D Rendering - Below 5 Grand Thoughts: - I am prob going to move my mother board down to a Gigabyte UP4 - I want to go with a high end GPU but not a Quadro (There Price Performance still seems off to me) but you guys may have experience with better cards too! My biggest concern is GPU be far the only thing holding me back. I have read the system requirments for h13 and looked through the OdForce Wiki but I wanted to get more opinions on the GPU and see what everyone else is using. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3y87E Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3y87E/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3y87E/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($636.98 @ Newegg Canada) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Memory Express) Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.20 @ DirectCanada) Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Black Edition EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($519.98 @ Newegg Canada) Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($447.48 @ Newegg Canada) Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($175.98 @ Newegg Canada) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan Black 6GB Superclocked Video Card ($1169.99 @ Memory Express) Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($152.91 @ DirectCanada) Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Memory Express) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($149.99 @ Canada Computers) Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($549.00 @ Canada Computers) Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($549.00 @ Canada Computers) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($34.99 @ Memory Express) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($22.99 @ Memory Express) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($22.99 @ Memory Express) Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($22.99 @ Memory Express) Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Memory Express) Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($64.99 @ NCIX) Total: $4866.43 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-25 04:24 EDT-0400)
  7. Greetings Houdinians, My rendering of multi sss on animated bgeo which has changing point counts is causing lots of flickering. Upon some research, I narrowed down the culprit to point clouds calculation. While the generic answer was to append a Rest Position node, it doesn't seem to be working. I have also tried to write, then read the pc file. Any idea how I should solve this? or where can I look into? Thanks!
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