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Time for an upgrade

Ok my GTX900 machine is looking pretty old, so time for an upgrade. I received the following quote (in $AU) and was wondering if these are the right specs and price if i’m freelancing with Blender, Unreal/Twinmotion, Photogrammetry software, mainly for technical or interactive architecture still or animated projects (see my portfolio here https://twistedpancreas.artstation.com for the work I do)…

CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 3800XT, 8 Core
(Base: 3.90GHz, Boost: 4.70GHz / 32MB Cache / AM4 / 6 Core)
CPU Cooler - AMD Prism Wraith Cooler

Motherboard - ASUS AMD B550 ROG STRIX B550-A
2x M.2 SSD Storage / Wifi 6 / 2.5 Gb LAN / USB 3.2 / USB-C

RAM - Hyper X Fury 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz DDR4

SSD - Crucial P2 1TB M.2 NVMe Storage
SSD - Samsung 870 QVO 2.5" Sata SSD

PSU - Deepcool DQ 850W Gold Power Supply

OS - Genuine Windows 10 Home

TOTAL: $3,058AU including GST

Upgrade to 64GB RAM, additional $280AU+ GST
RTX 3070, Additional $1,550AU incl GST
RTX 3080, Additional $2,400AU incl GST
RTX 3090, Additional $3,400AU incl GST

Sounds awful.
Looks like they charge you +30% for prebuild system. Even if you are in AU, you can get much better deal building pc yourself. Or pay somebody $100 to assemble it for you.

CPU
For +100 USD you can get 12 core CPU, for + 250 USD 16 core. Your build costs a lot of money, +$100 or +$250 is small fraction extra for huge performance boost
Look at benchmarks

GPU
Prices seem to be going down. May be wait for 1-2 months more.
May be buy cheapest GPU ~ 3060 TI, in 1 year prices will decrease 2 times. You can upgrade then.

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Also they are selling you old gen CPU. New gen costs like +5% more, but gives +20% more performance.
I hate prebuilds.

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Yeah I’m not really that hardware savvy so that’s why im getting them prebuilt, but thanks for that, I also got these 2 quotes…

QUOTE 1
Ryzen 5 5600X ZEN 3
X570 GAMING X BAORD
HYPER X 32GB DDR4 3200MHZ RGB
1TB M.2 SSD
1TB SATA SSD
850W GOLD GIGBAYTE
RTX 3070 VENTUS MSI
WINDOWS 10 HOME 64BIT
DEEPCOOL L240ARGB DUAL RADIATOR COOLER
AROUS C300 CASE
ALL INSTALLED AU$3865

QUOTE 2
AMD Ryzen 7-5800X 4.7Ghz AM4, 8 Core, 16 Thread
MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK AM4 ATX MB 4xDDR4 2xPCIEx16 2xPCIEx1 2xM.2 RAID LAN DP
HDMI 6xSATAIII 2xUSB3.2 6xUSB2.0
G.Skill Flare X 32GB (2x 16GB) DDR4 3200MHz Memory
1 x ADATA SX8200 Pro 1TB 3500MB/s NVME M.2 SSD
1 Crucial BX500 1TB 2.5" 3D NAND SATA SSD CT1000BX500SSD1 - Interface: SATA 6 GB/s
Gigabyte AP850GM AORUS 850W ATX PSU Power Supply 80+ Gold Modular
Deepcool Matrexx 50 ADD RGB 4F Tempered Glass Mid-Tower E-ATX Case
Deepcool GAMMAXX L240 A-RGB Liquid CPU Cooler, Anti-Leak, E-Shape Micro Water Design, Two
ARGB PWN Fan Included
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
TP-Link Archer T4E AC1200 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter - 2 Dual Band Detachable
Antennas - IEEE 802.11ac/n/a 5GHz, IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz - Up to 867Mbps at 5GHz, 300Mbps at
2.4GHz - PCI Express Interface - Compatible with: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP (32/64bit) - 3 Years Limited
Warranty
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 GAMING Z TRIO 8GB Video Card
Total invoice price including AU$4,199.0

My friend, this is the best build if you can buy it here
Dreampc
$4,102.22

Please note about my selection
CPU 12 core, for +400$ you can have 16 core - 30% faster render/shader compile if you want.
No build in wi-fi card - I assume you run ethernet cable from router to PC. Unless you may need it +35$.
Storage space - 2.5 Tb - is it enough? you can add 6TB of slower HDD for 250$
PC case without glass - much quieter, but you cant see shiny colors inside.
Videocard - has 8 GB memory, unless you want 12.

P.S. It would be good if you listed what cpu/gpu you have now. You may have like 24 cores now, I dont know?

Heads up. At the moment there is a microprocessor shortage so supply and demand is in effect.

Hard hit are next gen GPU’s and the usual places I purchase my upgrade stuff is sold out with no idea as to a restocking time line.

Thanks guys,

yeah my machine is a dinosaur, ie…

i7-5820K 12 Core
GTX970 GPU
16Gb RAM