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Desktop PC required to run Blender.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bawbster, 4 Jun 2021.

  1. bawbster

    bawbster

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    Hi folks wondering if you guys could help. Son has decided he wants to get into 3D animation and Blender is the software he wants to do it with. Don't have a clue when it comes to this stuff, so hoping you guys can help.
    Budget is £500 which I guess is low but don't want to go overboard incase he doesn't want to do it.

    This is the requirements for blender.
    Hardware Requirements
    Minimum
    • 64-bit dual core 2Ghz CPU with SSE2 support
    • 4 GB RAM
    • 1280×768 display
    • Mouse, trackpad or pen+tablet
    • Graphics card with 1 GB RAM, OpenGL 3.3
    • Less than 10 year old
    Recommended
    • 64-bit quad core CPU
    • 16 GB RAM
    • Full HD display
    • Three button mouse or pen+tablet
    • Graphics card with 4 GB RAM
    Optimal
    • 64-bit eight core CPU
    • 32 GB RAM
    • Full HD displays
    • Three button mouse and pen+tablet
    • Graphics card with +12 GB RAM
    Thanks guys
     
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  3. sxturbo

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    Yeah that's all fairly standard stuff.

    Really any pc you buy will be able to handle it. But you must ensure the graphics card is not built in.

    I know the cost of pc' s and chips have risen quite drastically so £500 won't buy you as much as it did a year ago

    Edit: I've just had a scout around and your budget needs to be upped by £150-£200 to get the recommended specs
     
  4. mattylad

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    If you want to do 3d and blender then forget the first 2 options and treat the optimal one as a minimum.
     
  5. bawbster

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    Any recommendations on the PC.
     
  6. wgt52

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    Not sure where you are in the country but with the constraints you have I'd be contacting one of the UK's PC building companies, e.g. Mesh, Nova, for a price and spec.
     
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    Ebuyer sometimes have deals on,

    Avoid amazon, ebay etc.

    Sometimes it pays to build it yourself, though it tends to not really work out much cheaper and you will have to have an idea as to what your doing.

    Otherwise as wgt said
     
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