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  1. Is this a balanced build?

    Ah that's good to hear! I am going to look for a different memory brand then. Today I have read that the Ryzen CPUs do not utilize the maximum ram speed. Often 2400mhz is as high as they go. So I was thinking of buying 2400. Do you have any recommendations for this? A lot of terminology in this area which is a bit hard to grasp. And is the GPU a good choice? I often see the ASUS Strix is a favourite of many.
  2. Is this a balanced build?

    I was planning to get that in the future, when I am working again. AM4 motherboards only accept 64gb as a maximum, is that future proof you think? I think only Intel motherboards support more than 64gb, but Ryzen sounds like a much better deal atm.
  3. Is this a balanced build?

    Hi everybody, 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 Total: £1401.10 PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/HvnNwV Thanks!!