My background is mixed between business, IT, and traditional fine arts; I’ve never worked in a VFX studio. I’ve been interested in VFX for a long time and I’m noodling it in my free time.
I built myself a computer to do this, but I have no idea how it compares to what ‘grown-ups’ use in the real world. I only had about a $1000, so obviously there were compromises. I had a couple drives, so it kept the cost down a little.
So I ended up with:
Dell Precision T5610
Dual Xeon 2687w v2’s, 16c/32t, 3.4Ghz
1TB SSD, 4TB HDD, 512GB NVME swap drive
RTX 2070 8GB
Just starting out, I’m not really making it work very hard yet. But I’m wondering if it’s good enough to get me through to pro level projects, or if I need to start my replacement fund now
It’s a hard enough curve to run up, without beating my head against the desk because I’m trying to build a bonfire with a toothpick.
Thanks for your time!