CyberPower PC for DAZ Studio?

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  • While shopping, keep in mind that current Alienware desktops are not highly regarded and are full of proprietary parts

  • RAMWolffRAMWolff Posts: 10,157

    Drip said:

    I'd be slightly wary about this:

    -No information about the motherboard
    -No information about the powersupply unit

    Both are probably near the maximum capacity for what's advertised already. Especially not mentioning the powersupply in the specs is worrysome, as you'll have no idea how the system responds to peripherals (phone charging etc.) drawing power from this system, or additions like extra hard drives.

    Another thing I dislike is the lack of external bays. Any photos or old software you may have on CDRoms or DVDRoms become useless. It's sadly a very common trend these days, to not have any external bay options, not even in the case.

    For what is mentioned in the advertisement, it is very decent of though, if you were to buy all the components seperately, you'd have to find some really good bargains to get noticably below that, and still have to assemble it yourself.

    Yea, I'm a huge Gigabyte motherboard fan.  Refuse to buy a computer that doesn't have one.  Very very dependable.  I buy from CyberPower PC when I need a new rig.  If you buy direct from them, esp during this Black Friday time, you might get a better deal and you will be able to customize to your hearts content!  

    https://www.cyberpowerpc.com/

  • RAMWolffRAMWolff Posts: 10,157

    Also if you wanna save money and have the same power and speed look into an AMD Ryzen processor.  I've been using my rig for over 2 years now.  I have no issues in DAZ Studio nor Poser 13 so it's a good one to consider!  

  • vonHobovonHobo Posts: 1,646

    RAMWolff said:

    Also if you wanna save money and have the same power and speed look into an AMD Ryzen processor.  I've been using my rig for over 2 years now.  I have no issues in DAZ Studio nor Poser 13 so it's a good one to consider!  

    Thank you. The AMD card game desktops are a lot cheaper but I thought DAZ Studio did not support Ryzen. I guess that has changed and they support the cards now? Sorry, I'm going off info I received in 2018 and that was 5 years ago. A lot has changed. 

  • While shopping, keep in mind that current Alienware desktops are not highly regarded and are full of proprietary parts

  • vonHobovonHobo Posts: 1,646

    wurger said:

    While shopping, keep in mind that current Alienware desktops are not highly regarded and are full of proprietary parts

    Thanks. I already decided not to get another Alienware. I don't like the look of the desktop. Too funky looking, reminds me of a Dyson fan.

     

  • RAMWolffRAMWolff Posts: 10,157

    von Hobo said:

    RAMWolff said:

    Also if you wanna save money and have the same power and speed look into an AMD Ryzen processor.  I've been using my rig for over 2 years now.  I have no issues in DAZ Studio nor Poser 13 so it's a good one to consider!  

    Thank you. The AMD card game desktops are a lot cheaper but I thought DAZ Studio did not support Ryzen. I guess that has changed and they support the cards now? Sorry, I'm going off info I received in 2018 and that was 5 years ago. A lot has changed. 

    Must be old news.  My system runs DS just fine!  smiley 

  • FSMCDesignsFSMCDesigns Posts: 12,678

    von Hobo said:

    RAMWolff said:

    Also if you wanna save money and have the same power and speed look into an AMD Ryzen processor.  I've been using my rig for over 2 years now.  I have no issues in DAZ Studio nor Poser 13 so it's a good one to consider!  

    Thank you. The AMD card game desktops are a lot cheaper but I thought DAZ Studio did not support Ryzen. I guess that has changed and they support the cards now? Sorry, I'm going off info I received in 2018 and that was 5 years ago. A lot has changed. 

    AMD cards do not work with Iray, so you would be using the CPU to render if you have an AMD card

  • RAMWolffRAMWolff Posts: 10,157

    I'm talking about the processor, not the video card.  I use an NVIDIA graphics card! wink

  • outrider42outrider42 Posts: 3,679

    AMD GPUs do not work with Iray, but AMD CPUs will run Daz Studio. You can absolutely build a Ryzen based PC for Daz Studio. A previous generation Ryzen can be very cheap, and that is one place you can save money on a system, allowing you to put that money into the best GPU you can.

    There are some places where a CPU with very fast single threading can help run Daz Studio a little better than a weaker one. Daz still doesn't make great use of multiple cores, so a 16 core CPU isn't going to help much over a decent 8 core CPU. But strong single threading can help with larger scenes that have a lot of stuff in them. But again, a large part of this bottleneck is with the software. If the software could make better use of multiple threads, then it probably would run much better over all CPUs. Maybe the mythical DS5 we have heard about will be better multithreaded, but we don't know. When I upgraded from my old 7 year old i5 to a 5800x, the difference was pretty dramatic. But that was an old CPU that was showing its age at everything, not just Daz.

    Almost any decent CPU from the past few years will handle most of what you can do in Daz just fine. Any recent Intel i5 or Ryzen R5 will squash any CPU made 8 years ago. You said your PC was 6 years old, so yeah, almost any CPU out now will probably beat whatever you had easily.

  • vonHobovonHobo Posts: 1,646

    RAMWolff said:

    I'm talking about the processor, not the video card.  I use an NVIDIA graphics card! wink

    Oh. Got that one all confused. Sorry. 

  • vonHobovonHobo Posts: 1,646

    So I ended up purchasing this...

    Now the part of setting it up begins. I've never migrated a PC to a new PC with DAZ Studio. 

    It was not fun before, I can't imagine what headaches lie ahead.

    I did purchase the PCmover application to do the system transfer so I hope that's all it will involve this time.

     

     

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  • RAMWolffRAMWolff Posts: 10,157

    Looks like a nice system!  Hope the migration goes smoothly!  

  • vonHobovonHobo Posts: 1,646

    RAMWolff said:

    Looks like a nice system!  Hope the migration goes smoothly!  

    Thank you! yes I hope so too. surprise 

  • FSMCDesignsFSMCDesigns Posts: 12,678

    Nice! Good luck with the setup. I am NOT looking forward to that part once I get my new PC, especially dealing with Win 11.

  • vonHobovonHobo Posts: 1,646

    FSMCDesigns said:

    Nice! Good luck with the setup. I am NOT looking forward to that part once I get my new PC, especially dealing with Win 11.

    Check out PCmover by Laplink. 

    It's "supposed" to make everything easy, moving all your applications, files, and Windows settings for you. I'm crossing my fingers that it works.

    Amazon.com: Laplink PCmover Professional | Instant Download | Single Use License | Moves Applications, Files, and Settings to Your New PC : Everything Else

     

  • @von_Hobo My last few builds have been MSI Motherboards and video. They have been the most stable systems I have used. Looks like very nice choice, enjoy!

  • davesodaveso Posts: 6,630

    von Hobo said:

    So I ended up purchasing this...

    Now the part of setting it up begins. I've never migrated a PC to a new PC with DAZ Studio. 

    It was not fun before, I can't imagine what headaches lie ahead.

    I did purchase the PCmover application to do the system transfer so I hope that's all it will involve this time.

     

     

    that looks like a great system. Congrats.  

  • jjoynerjjoyner Posts: 560

    von Hobo said:

    FSMCDesigns said:

    Nice! Good luck with the setup. I am NOT looking forward to that part once I get my new PC, especially dealing with Win 11.

    Check out PCmover by Laplink. 

    It's "supposed" to make everything easy, moving all your applications, files, and Windows settings for you. I'm crossing my fingers that it works.

    Amazon.com: Laplink PCmover Professional | Instant Download | Single Use License | Moves Applications, Files, and Settings to Your New PC : Everything Else

     

    If Laplink still makes the quality product that it used to make, you'll be satisfioed with the results.  I used Laplink back in the late 1980s/early 1990s when computers still had 9-pin serial ports but Laplink worked great then. 

  • RAMWolffRAMWolff Posts: 10,157

    Well I followed suit.  I just got a new computer ordered.  SIMILAR to the one you ended up ordering but I upgraded to Windows 11 Pro as I like the extra control.  I spent a little less in the long run as I opted out for a few things like keyboard and mouse and downgraded a couple of other bits as they were not nessesary.  

    I'll keep my current system as a backup system since it's still in very good shape.  Now I gotta invest in one of those ways to transfer everything over from this system to the new one when it arrives.  I always HATE reinstalling all the programs and system prefs.  Anyone give me hints on what transfer system is the best or most reliable?  

     

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