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Tungsten72

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Hello,

 

I recently built a pc for gaming less than a few months ago. Now, I realize that spending a considerable amount of money making sure that my pc would crush games was a mistake, as I am more interested in rendering, and I don't play any of those GPU hungry triple-A titles anyway.

 

I'm wondering if I'll be able to make a profit by either selling the entire machine and building a new, slightly cheaper, CPU focused machine (the rendering program/s I use can only take advantage of the CPU), or by reselling the CPU, GPU, and/or any other components that I don't need for rendering and getting an upgraded CPU, while getting cheaper versions of the GPU and whatever else I replace. As I've said, my PC is just under 3 months old, and has had minimal GPU usage, pretty much 0 actually. The CPU is active every now and then rendering for a few hours at a time, and is kept at around 70 C. 

 

Additionally, I have a 2560x1440 resolution monitor that I would like to keep (https://www.amazon.c...1?ie=UTF8&psc=1), so I would still need a graphics card that would be able to run the games that I do play from time to time efficiently on this monitor. Games like Starbound, Terraria, and Minecraft (which I've learned is more CPU heavy. I think the other two are as well). 

 

Here are the parts I bought for around $1500: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RNnKtJ

 

So is it possible for me to sell all or part of my current pc, then build one more suitable for CPU rendering, and end up making a bit of profit? 

 

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

 


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personally i'd sell your old motherboard and cpu combo and get a new motherboard/cpu combo keeping everything else in your system and probably add another 16GB of ram.

 

as i see it you have 2 choices either whatever intel i7/i9/xeon cpu you can afford and compatible motherboard or go with amd's new ryzen7 x cpu's with their 8 core 16 threads and compatible motherboard (am happy to say amd would be my choice after years of only recommending amd for budget systems.).

 

see if this link helps you decide on what cpu/performance you'd like to pay for. :- https://www.cgdirect...-for-rendering/

also not forgetting amd will be bringing out more new cpu's very soon with even more cores/threads called Threadripper.

 

some articles that also might help you decide between intel and amd.

http://www.pcworld.c...core-chips.html

http://www.techradar...formance-stakes

 

:popcorn:


Edited by terry1966, 04 August 2017 - 08:38 PM.

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personally i'd sell your old motherboard and cpu combo and get a new motherboard/cpu combo keeping everything else in your system and probably add another 16GB of ram.

 

as i see it you have 2 choices either whatever intel i7/i9/xeon cpu you can afford and compatible motherboard or go with amd's new ryzen7 x cpu's with their 8 core 16 threads and compatible motherboard (am happy to say amd would be my choice after years of only recommending amd for budget systems.).

 

see if this link helps you decide on what cpu/performance you'd like to pay for. :- https://www.cgdirect...-for-rendering/

also not forgetting amd will be bringing out more new cpu's very soon with even more cores/threads called Threadripper.

 

some articles that also might help you decide between intel and amd.

http://www.pcworld.c...core-chips.html

http://www.techradar...formance-stakes

 

:popcorn:

 

Yeah AMD's cpus seem pretty awesome. 

I wasn't really looking to spend even more money on my pc though. I was really looking to make a profit, or at least break even, by selling some of the more unnecessarily expensive parts of my pc and building one more suited for cpu rendering. If that's possible. 


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no idea if you can make a profit or break even, but personally i'd just sell and buy just the motherboard/cpu combo and keep the rest.

 

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