Rendering is the process of turning 2D and 3D models into images and animations. If you want to put together a PC that will give you the best performance for rendering out designs and/or animations at the lowest price, then you’ve come to the right article!

By building a PC for yourself, you can ensure that it is tailor-made for your exact needs with as little waste as possible. Below you’ll find four sections to take you through everything you need to know.

First, we’ll explain which components are most important for creative work, and how to get the most out of your new workstation.

In Section 1, we provide five example PC builds that combine components to be well-suited for simulating and rendering 3D objects, lighting, textures, and materials.

In Section 2, we’ve got a part-by-part explanation of how to select components for your rendering build.

In Section 3, you'll find answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding rendering and PC hardware.

Finally, in Section 4, we have an overview of the most prominent software for 3D design, modeling, and rendering.

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