What desktop computer would you recommend me?

david8184david8184 Posts: 45Member

What desktop computer would you recommend me to use godot or other video and image editing programs?

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  • jbrooks79jbrooks79 Posts: 2,241Premoderated

    You need a medium-fast one, with a good graphics card and, decent amount of storage, like 500 GB + harddrive . . . . Godot isn't super-demanding, unless you want a LOT, of stuff, Krita runs fast on most computer, Blender requires a medium-graphics card, unless you want VERY high-poly models, like custom sculpts, for AAA games, or AA½ games . . . A decent mid-range PC ( go for graphics card ) would work . . . .

    <3

  • SIsilicon28SIsilicon28 Posts: 703Moderator
    edited April 24

    Blender does not require a mid end graphics processor. It can run just fine with an integrated GPU. However it can definitely benefit from a more powerful GPU, especially ones that can support ray tracing. And let's not forget to mention memory. The more memory you have, the more easily your computer can handle multiple processes/apps.

    Honestly, there's a lot more to it than what we are describing. There are plenty of resources online to help you choose a PC. Like this one.
    https://www.ebuyer.com/desktop-pc-buying-guide

  • DschoonmakerDschoonmaker Posts: 226Member

    It depends on how fast a PC you want/need. I have an integrated graphics card, and it really isn't bad for Godot. It has almost no impact on blender, except if I have a really detailed mesh(~1 million tris). I've never noticed any lag with other specs, though some things in the engine might benefit from higher specs(e.g. load times). I have a pretty average PC, and I run Godot & blender just fine:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4210U CPU @ 1.70GHz(usually runs at 2.50GHz)
    RAM: 8GB DDR3
    HDD: 1TB HDD
    GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4400(about as slow as graphics cards go)

    These specs are perfectly acceptable, the main thing for me is the graphics card.
    Keep in mind that you can replace parts on a desktop. If you see a good deal on a PC, you can get that and then replace just the graphics card if the graphics card isn't enough.

  • MegalomaniakMegalomaniak Posts: 2,603Admin

    You are probably better off just listing some kind of a budget so we can make recommendations derived from that.

  • TwistedTwiglegTwistedTwigleg Posts: 2,618Admin

    Something else to keep in mind with buying a new computer right now is that Nvidia and AMD have new graphics cards in the works that will (hopefully) be released later this year. If you can, waiting a little bit might not be a bad idea from a GPU perspective. The newer graphics cards will then be available if you want the latest technology, and the older graphics cards will become cheaper (especially as people sell their old cards to buy new ones). That said, there are likely going to be delays due to what is happening around the world right now, so... yeah. Might be something to consider.

    Though, as SIsilicon28 said, there is a lot that goes into buying a computer. Additionally, what constitutes as a good computer varies from person to person. I would recommend following PC buying guides like the one linked above and doing other research to figure out what would work best for you, your use cases, and your budget.
    The only thing I would recommend is measuring the given PC dimensions before buying the computer to make sure it fits into wherever you plan to put it. I have learned that the hard way once or twice :#

  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 927Moderator

    A budget would be good. Also, do you want a pre-built machine or are you putting together yourself?

  • fire7sidefire7side Posts: 87Member
    edited April 24

    What I did was get an intel i3 for pretty cheap, and that's been a few years ago. Then I put a decent video card in it rather than the integrated one it came with. If you get a built in one, I would recommend AMD, rather than intel. They are a bit faster with graphics and usually a little cheaper. I used one before this and it ran blender, etc, just fine. One of the advantages of getting a low end computer is you know it will run on most people's systems.

  • david8184david8184 Posts: 45Member

    Is it better to assemble it to pieces or buy the pc already assembled?

  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 927Moderator

    If you don't know how to build a computer, buying a pre-built will definitely be easier (but will cost a little more than doing it yourself). I always build from scratch, but I've also been doing it for a long time. If you are up to learn it's not so hard, it can take a few hours to a day to build, though will require careful research first. Depends what you are looking for.

  • MegalomaniakMegalomaniak Posts: 2,603Admin
    edited April 24

    Pre-built comes at the extra cost of service for the assembly. If you don't mind having to assemble it yourself it is cheaper to build it yourself. The cost difference would depend where you are buying from. It is likely to be the difference of either getting extra memory, a CPU with extra cores or extra storage.

    So if you are willing to watch some videos on youtube about how to assemble the computer yourself then you can squeeze a little bit more out of your budget. Tell us the budget you are willing to spend and if you are willing to assemble it yourself and we will either recommend some kind of pre-built or create a parts list on pcpartpicker.com for you.

    Or if you have a specific store you want to buy everything from then just link us the store.

  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 927Moderator

    Yes, a budget and a preferred store (and/or the region you are in) and I could maybe recommend some things.

  • david8184david8184 Posts: 45Member

    I have seen this store where they sell pc components and more things https://www.pccomponentes.com/
    Maybe it's better to wait for blackfriday for the price of the products they lower it

  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 927Moderator

    I'm not sure how much you are looking to spend, but you'll probably spend at least $800 on a pre-built, maybe closer to $1,200 to get something good. If you build yourself, you can either lower the cost, or build a better computer for the same amount of money, but we're still talking about at least $700 for entry level.

  • david8184david8184 Posts: 45Member

    I already know it. Why I’m going to wait for black friday so it's worth less money

  • david8184david8184 Posts: 45Member

    @david8184 said:
    I already know it. Why I’m going to wait for black friday so it's worth less money

    Because you save money on computer components and in the end you save $ 100

  • david8184david8184 Posts: 45Member

    What components do you recommend for me to manufacture a computer myself quality / price? I would like to spend less than $ 1200 and more or less I want a $ 1,000 PC that works very well and has a lot of speed for photo and video editing or 3D editing. But if it is worth less money it is better that I assemble myself and buy the components that I prefer to assemble myself.

  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 927Moderator
    edited April 25

    Something like this would be pretty decent and fits your budget.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/hpkcCJ/great-amd-gaming-build

    I didn't put that together myself, it was one of the presets on pcpartpicker. Basically the AMD Ryzen CPUs are best now, the 3600 or up would be good. An AM4 motherboard, make sure it supported the 3000 series, some of the older ones may not or may need an upgrade. AMD 5700 is a good video card, or 5700 XT for a bit more money. 16GB of RAM at least, 32GB would be great but it not needed for most things. 1TB SSD, depending on how many files/games you expect to have, an additional 2TB HDD could be useful. I'd probably get a 650W PSU just in case you want to upgrade later you'll have some breathing room.

  • MegalomaniakMegalomaniak Posts: 2,603Admin

    That's a pretty solid build right there.

  • david8184david8184 Posts: 45Member

    But they don't send it to the Canary Islands

  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 927Moderator

    You may have to buy from a local company, but I imagine most of those parts should be available.

  • MegalomaniakMegalomaniak Posts: 2,603Admin
    edited April 26

    Same or equivalent parts from the store you linked earlier:

    Processor 190€ link
    Mother Board 188€ link
    Memory 80€ link
    Graphics¹ 304€ link
    SSD 156 sale: 125€ link
    Chassis¹ 63€ link
    Power Supply 75€ link
    Total 1025€

    ¹ Note that a few of them I picked what I think might be refurbished parts, assuming you trust the store its a way to save a few €.
  • david8184david8184 Posts: 45Member

    Thank you!

  • david8184david8184 Posts: 45Member
    edited April 26

    Pccomponentes send to Canaria

  • david8184david8184 Posts: 45Member

    Do you recommend that you buy windows 10 pro?

  • david8184david8184 Posts: 45Member

    @Megalomaniak said:
    Same or equivalent parts from the store you linked earlier:

    Processor 190€ link
    Mother Board 188€ link
    Memory 80€ link
    Graphics¹ 304€ link
    SSD 156 sale: 125€ link
    Chassis¹ 63€ link
    Power Supply 75€ link
    Total 1025€

    ¹ Note that a few of them I picked what I think might be refurbished parts, assuming you trust the store its a way to save a few €.

    Missing a heatsink?

  • TwistedTwiglegTwistedTwigleg Posts: 2,618Admin

    @david8184 said:
    Do you recommend that you buy windows 10 pro?

    Personally, I wouldn't bother to pay the extra for Windows 10 Pro over Windows 10, but that's just me. I don't really use the pro features though, so it might be worth it if you need something only the pro version offers.

  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 927Moderator

    @david8184 said:
    Missing a heatsink?

    That CPU comes with one.

  • david8184david8184 Posts: 45Member

    @cybereality said:

    @david8184 said:
    Missing a heatsink?

    That CPU comes with one.

    Ok. Thank you.

  • david8184david8184 Posts: 45Member
    edited April 26

    @TwistedTwigleg said:

    @david8184 said:
    Do you recommend that you buy windows 10 pro?

    Personally, I wouldn't bother to pay the extra for Windows 10 Pro over Windows 10, but that's just me. I don't really use the pro features though, so it might be worth it if you need something only the pro version offers.

    I think it's worth it Window 10 pro because it have more functions.

  • TwistedTwiglegTwistedTwigleg Posts: 2,618Admin

    @david8184 said:

    @TwistedTwigleg said:

    @david8184 said:
    Do you recommend that you buy windows 10 pro?

    Personally, I wouldn't bother to pay the extra for Windows 10 Pro over Windows 10, but that's just me. I don't really use the pro features though, so it might be worth it if you need something only the pro version offers.

    I think it's worth it Window 10 pro because it have more functions.

    That's fair, and if you think it is worth it, then go for it! I just personally have not used the functions that much myself.

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