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Frogjedi4

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#1 8 years ago

I'm buying Lightwave 3d animation software and a new desktop pc to run it. I do need it to run as best as it can as I will be heavily using the computer for this program. I am currently looking into an insperon 580 for this purpose but I'm not tech savy enough to know if it's best.

Lightwave's System requirements:

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

SYSTEM RAM: 512 MB minimum requirement, 1 GB recommended GRAPHICS CARD: nVidia FX 5200 series (minimum) or ATIFireGL V 5100 (minimum) GRAPHICS SUPPORT: Full OpenGL (OpenGL 2.0 support, or ARB_shading_language_100 OpenGL extension in earlier versions, required to use GLSL features) GRAPHICS DRIVER: Latest from chipset manufacturer DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 64 MB per display minimum requirement, 128 MB recommended MINIMUM RESOLUTION: 1024x768 minimum requirement, 1280x1024 recommended HARD DRIVE SPACE: 230 MB for program installation (not including content)

OPERATING SYSTEM Windows 32-bit:

OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows XP PROCESSOR: Intel or AMD Windows 64-bit

OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition PROCESSOR: Intel EM64T or AMD64 SYSTEM RAM: 1 GB




kow_ciller

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#2 8 years ago

Whats your price range? hardware for this program isn't going to be cheap in the least if you want it to run well.




Frogjedi4

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#3 8 years ago

The most that I am willing to pay is $3,000 and know that will pay for most computers.




kow_ciller

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#4 8 years ago

Does it mostly render on the video card, or on the CPU?




D3matt

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#5 8 years ago

For 3000$ you can get both top-end CPU and GPU.




Kilobyte

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#6 8 years ago

How much is a Nvidia Quadro FX 5800? An ATI FirePro V8800 Professional?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.478432

Edit:Lightwave still doesn't seem to benefit from workstation cards. A GTX 285 seems to be most recommended. http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110670&page=2

Still recommend a Quad, or Six core processor. Possibly a Xeon like in the NewEgg combo.




kow_ciller

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#7 8 years ago