This is my first build, its primary focus is to be used for my masters in architecture. My current work is focusing on architectural animation and 3D rendering.

My primary render engine is V-ray Next for 3DS max this is a CPU render engine so hence the choice for the Ryzen 9 so far the build has smashed though renders, often halving if not more the render time of my previous computer. The GPU was bought 2nd hand to keep both costs down and since it is not an essential part of my work flow. (See below for common programmes that I use).

Also worth noting the Phanteks case was used due to its airflow properties, as often i find myself rendering 200+ frames of an animation in one go so keeping the CPU nice and cool was a priority

Will follow up with temps under load in the coming days,

If you have any questions or want to know more about building a pc for architecture feel free to ask!

Commonly used programmes Rhino 6 Grasshopper 3DS Max Vray Cinema 4D Adobe Suite Substance Painter Revit

Part Reviews


Works great, runs fast. 12-core make rendering a dream

CPU Cooler

Slight issues attaching to processor, but once in place working brilliantly. The instructions could be clearer when attaching to an AM4 processor


Nice looking clear motherboard, wanted one which had both a USB C and in built Wifi as the rig will not be able to connect though Ethernet


Super quick to boot and and open up various programmes - very happy


Cheap, works great for bulk storage


Excellent airflow, and easy to build. Comes with a nice box for screws and parts. Should note its feels vert large.

Power Supply

No issues working well so far

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  • 2 months ago
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I would not run above stock settings on that mobo. VRM gets toasty for a 12 core. Would highly recommend strong airflow.

  • 2 months ago
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What monitor are you using?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

An Acer KG1 27inch, works well the in built speakers are nothing special but it looks nice, clean edges. If i was looking to upgrade id look for a monitor with a better colour depth, since the primary use for this is design and im still not sure how sold i am on how true some of the colours on this monitor are.