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I am currently looking for a computer for personal VFX projects, based on a recommendation in another forum I have looked agetting the below. I was wondering what other Houdini users thought of the build or had a recommendations for a budget of £2000-£2500


CPU: NEW! Intel Core i7 5930K Extreme (2239)




CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i Extreme Water Cooler (3022)


Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (11016)


Motherboard: NEW! Asus X99-S (4233)



RAM: NEW! 32GB Corsair 2800mhz Vengeance LPX DDR4 (8x4GB) (5091)



Hard Drive: Corsair 480GB Force3 SSD S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s (6038)



Secondary Hard Drive: 3TB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s (6041)



Graphics card: NEW! NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB (8135)



Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio (10001)



Internet: Wireless 802.11N 150Mbps MIMO PCI-E card (13012)



Case: NEW! Cooler Master Silencio 652S (17119)



PSU: 750W FSP (18058)



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  • 4 weeks later...

Below are the specs I went for in the end, mainly due to cost saving and getting a computer that fitted my needs. Overclocking ability of i7 5820k seemed to do more than enough for what I need.


I've only just made the order so still waiting for the delivery. Looking forward to getting it and using it for Houdini tests!


Intel Core i7 5820K Extreme Included

Corsair H55 Water Cooler 

Motherboard: NEW! Gigabyte X99-UD4 Included
RAM: 32GB Crucial 2133mhz DDR4 (4x8GB) 
Hard Drive: NEW! Crucial 512GB MX100 SSD 
Secondary Hard Drive: 3TB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s 
Optical Drive: 10x Blu-Ray RW S-ATA 
Graphics card: NEW! NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB 
Case: Zalman Z3 Plus
650W Corsair RM Fully Modular


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