Recommendations for a rendering computer?
I've read of some who have dedicated machines [computers?] just for rendering. Is this the best way to go for a hobbyist or is there some relatively normal home computer setup that can handle the heavy weight renders from Bryce.
I'm asking because after filling the cart with neat skies and all kinds of stuff; took a good read of the descriptions ... and threw most of them back out. Time in and of itself is not the problem ... the problem is my laptop's fan whirrs like crazy and the laptop gets quite hot on a 15 minute render ... somehow I don't think an hour and a half or so is a good idea. It'll be smoking!
Now I do have a desktop computer [Sony] and while it handles normal stuff just fine I have serious reservations against it being used for renders. The previous Sony Special I had would overheat and get real noisy just if the room was warm ... didn't matter what one was doing with the computer.
So ... what is recommended?