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ansfav
07-23-2009, 09:37 AM
Good Day

3D artists, might you look in my preferred CPU assembly which i am about to use for Light Wave 3D, any comments, suggestions, and editing will be much appreciated!

I mean can this 'specs' run Light Wave 3D good? I'm just a Newbie in 3D art, but i am really getting interested in it so I'm planning to assemble this:

CPU:Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 (6M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

Mother Board: ASUS P5QL PRO - ATX - iP43

Memory: Corsair XMS2 TWIN 2X2048-6400 DDR2 2GB (X4 8GB of Memory)

HD:Western Digital 640gb SATA WD Caviar 640 Gb,3Gb/s (16 Mb cache ,7200 RPM)

Graphics Card: Force3D HD4870 512ddr5

So Guys? What do you think?

Can i run Light Wave 3D Smoothly?

ansfav
07-23-2009, 10:37 AM
I would get an nVidia graphics card instead. Any of these GTX 260/275/285 cards should do nicely. Other than that it looks pretty good.

If you haven't already you might want to take a look at the costs of building an i7 based system. But regardless of that the Q9400 is a great CPU.

ASUS is a good choice for motherboard as well.

It will definitely run LightWave smoothly, but beware of ATI graphics cards, I don't recommend them for 3D work, having had a few of them over the years. nVidia is always more solid with better drivers.

Dude Thanks for the Advice.
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Can you tell me which is the counterpart of my ATI GPU specs in NVIDIA is?

Cause i really have never used Nvidia before, honestly.

And can it run GTA 4??? hehehe, i'm also a bit of a gamer too...

Thank You for replying!

Liber777
07-23-2009, 10:56 AM
...Can you tell me which is the counterpart of my ATI GPU specs in NVIDIA is?

It looks like the GTX260 is:

http://techgage.com/article/ati_hd_4870_1gb_vs_nvidia_gtx_260216_896mb_follow-up/

ansfav
07-23-2009, 10:56 AM
I haven't looked at any benchmarks recently, but I would take any of the nVidia GTX 200 cards over the HD4870 due to nVidia's rock solid drivers.

Price is usually a factor as well, but the GTX 285 is the fastest single GPU graphics card currently available with the 275 being slightly slower and and the 260 being a bit slower again. But even the 260 packs great performance and isn't all that expensive.

I have the 285 and it tears though anything.

All these cards will run GTA IV just fine, but the more video memory the better as GTA IV really likes video memory.

For LightWave you won't see much difference between the GTX cards, unless you really push some huge assets.

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Dude im from the Philippines and GTX 285 is currently not out in local trusted markets, though it is available w/o warranty in some guys who got access on it early...

I can get it, but only through ordering which means double the price, which sucks.

What can you say about this one: Inno3D 9800GTX 512ddr3 256bit

Liber777
07-23-2009, 11:08 AM
I'd probably go with a GTX280 or GTX285 (or a GTX295, but realize the onboard RAM will be split between the two GPUs) :

http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/15/nvidia-geforce-gtx-285-295-review-roundup/

ansfav
07-23-2009, 11:22 AM
The 9800GTX is a fairly old product now, though it's definitely not a bad card. I would try to get something newer for your nice new machine.

Is the GTX 260 not available to you either? It has been around for a good while now. And it's a very good card.

! really cant find one, what a crap i guess i have to go to shops and look for it myself, Dude what do you say about the ff:

Inno3D GTS250 OC 512ddr3 256b
Inno3D GTS250 1gb ddr3 256b
Inno3D 9800GTX 512ddr3 256bit

Since you don't trust ATI's these are the available NVIDIA running ones? which can which? to what i'm asking for?

ansfav
07-23-2009, 11:33 AM
There's practically no difference between the GTS250 and the 9800GTX cards, since the GTS250 cards are rebranded 9800GTX models. They're virtually identical in all aspects.

If you go with a GTS250/9800GTX I would at least get one with 1 GB GDDR3 RAM.

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Thank You Dude, much appreciated, sorry for the noobness.

I really am not that familiar with NVIDIA graphics...

Are you sure that ATI's would give me hell when i run LightWave on it?

ansfav
07-23-2009, 11:35 AM
It looks like the GTX260 is:

http://techgage.com/article/ati_hd_4870_1gb_vs_nvidia_gtx_260216_896mb_follow-up/

Thanks dude!

ansfav
07-23-2009, 11:53 AM
No, I can not guarantee anything, good or bad. But personally I have much better experiences with nVidia hardware and drivers. From years of reading CG forums it's also easy to see that ATI users have the most issues by far.

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Dude i did find this:

Inno3D GTX260 OC 216SP 896ddr3 dvi - is this like the one your telling me?

can you please introduce me to this one, please?

THANK YOU!

mattclary
07-23-2009, 12:05 PM
Can you tell me which is the counterpart of my ATI GPU specs in NVIDIA is?




Just get the most expensive consumer level nVidia card that fits into your budget. And by "most expensive", keep it relative. Obviously, a GTX280 for $300 at vendor X is not better than a GTX285 at vendor Y for $280.

mattclary
07-23-2009, 12:07 PM
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Dude i did find this:

Inno3D GTX260 OC 216SP 896ddr3 dvi - is this like the one your telling me?

can you please introduce me to this one, please?

THANK YOU!

A GTX285 is the sweet spot for performance/cost.

hrgiger
07-23-2009, 12:33 PM
I have the GTX 285 and it's a good card.

And I would definitely go with an i7. The 920 is cheap and you can get some nice DDR3 memory. It overclocks nice if you want to go that route although I'd advise against any agressive overclocking.