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From: rastertastic
Subject: Buying a new Win 10 computer any advice?
Date: 22 Jan 2020 20:25:10
Message: <web.5e28ae70896af474ba25f660@news.povray.org>
I'm about to buy a new home computer, does Povray usually work with Windows 10
(home or pro) out of the box? Is there anything particular I should watch out?

I don't have much time to play with Povray but I keep coming back to it so it
would be a bummer if I couldn't use it on a new machine.


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From: Alain Martel
Subject: Re: Buying a new Win 10 computer any advice?
Date: 22 Jan 2020 23:56:37
Message: <5e28e135$1@news.povray.org>
Le 2020-01-22 à 15:20, rastertastic a écrit :
> I'm about to buy a new home computer, does Povray usually work with Windows 10
> (home or pro) out of the box? Is there anything particular I should watch out?
> 
> I don't have much time to play with Povray but I keep coming back to it so it
> would be a bummer if I couldn't use it on a new machine.
> 
> 

It works on ANY version of Windows. Also exist for Linux and MacOS.

Hardware preferences :
As much RAM as you can. Aim for low latency over burst length.

POV-Ray is CPU heavy. Get the best CPU that you can afford.

Video : Discrete video card, but the cheapest entry level will do. 
POV-Ray don't use the video card for anything else than to display the 
interface and the rendered image.

Disks : Any will do.


Alain


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From: Dick Balaska
Subject: Re: Buying a new Win 10 computer any advice?
Date: 23 Jan 2020 02:50:42
Message: <5e290a02$1@news.povray.org>
Am 1/22/20 3:20 PM, also sprach rastertastic:
> I'm about to buy a new home computer, does Povray usually work with Windows 10
> (home or pro) out of the box? Is there anything particular I should watch out?
> 
> I don't have much time to play with Povray but I keep coming back to it so it
> would be a bummer if I couldn't use it on a new machine.
> 
> 

You haven't mentioned your target price or the primary purpose of the 
machine.

The most important thing to me is CPU.  I have a middling 6-core i5 that 
is faster than my more expensive 4 core i7.  I like that one a lot.  I 
wouldn't go less than an i5 if you can afford it.

Everything to me is secondary after that (for POV-Ray).

If you want to game, you need at least a $100 video card.

-- 
dik
Rendered 49,882,521,600 of 49,882,521,600 pixels (100%)


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From: Pekka Aho
Subject: Re: Buying a new Win 10 computer any advice?
Date: 23 Jan 2020 07:15:01
Message: <web.5e2947c3a907fc0bd0cd70100@news.povray.org>
Running POV on a Win10 machine here with zero issues. CPU is a Threadripper
1950X (16 cores), so far been great! With a liquid cooler the temperature caps
at 68 Celsius and stays there, very happy about it. 32 GB RAM, no over-clocks,
not risking any stability, and - as I'm also playing a lot - a Radeon Vega 56.
Except that by the time of writing this the card is showing signs of breaking
down. :( But, already ordered an RX 5700 XT which should arrive in a couple of
days. \o/


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From: Melody
Subject: Re: Buying a new Win 10 computer any advice?
Date: 23 Jan 2020 09:55:00
Message: <web.5e296d4ca907fc0b9da690110@news.povray.org>
"Pekka Aho" <pek### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> Running POV on a Win10 machine here with zero issues. CPU is a Threadripper
> 1950X (16 cores), so far been great! With a liquid cooler the temperature caps
> at 68 Celsius and stays there, very happy about it. 32 GB RAM, no over-clocks,
> not risking any stability, and - as I'm also playing a lot - a Radeon Vega 56.
> Except that by the time of writing this the card is showing signs of breaking
> down. :( But, already ordered an RX 5700 XT which should arrive in a couple of
> days. \o/

Issue is I couldn't get 0 down time on win10 - maybe it got better.
Nice and quite around here. or preordered file system. or programs that use
certain folders. or locked-out files, even DOS can't save you. lol. yuck.

on the bright side ... everything is made for windows.


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From: rastertastic
Subject: Re: Buying a new Win 10 computer any advice?
Date: 23 Jan 2020 19:50:05
Message: <web.5e29f892a907fc0b4ba25f660@news.povray.org>
Thanks everyone glad to hear it works. I'll likely have to settle for a
compromise but I've been poving with my old Windows 7 machine so anything will
be an improvement.

I can only hope Moray will work. I've also used Bishop3D with Povray I doubt it
will work on Win 10. If they both fail I'll have to find a different modeller.
Wings 3d or maybe Blender.


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Buying a new Win 10 computer any advice?
Date: 24 Jan 2020 07:20:58
Message: <5e2a9ada$1@news.povray.org>
Op 23/01/2020 om 20:48 schreef rastertastic:
> Thanks everyone glad to hear it works. I'll likely have to settle for a
> compromise but I've been poving with my old Windows 7 machine so anything will
> be an improvement.
> 
> I can only hope Moray will work. I've also used Bishop3D with Povray I doubt it
> will work on Win 10. If they both fail I'll have to find a different modeller.
> Wings 3d or maybe Blender.
> 
> 

Wings3D is certainly a good choice imo, as is Blender of course. I 
myself am using Silo. No freeware, but at an affordable price.
https://nevercenter.com/silo/

-- 
Thomas


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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: Buying a new Win 10 computer any advice?
Date: 24 Jan 2020 22:12:55
Message: <5e2b6be7$1@news.povray.org>
On 1/22/2020 3:20 PM, rastertastic wrote:
> I'm about to buy a new home computer, does Povray usually work with Windows 10
> (home or pro) out of the box? Is there anything particular I should watch out?
> 
> I don't have much time to play with Povray but I keep coming back to it so it
> would be a bummer if I couldn't use it on a new machine.
> 
> 


One thing you should do is log in as admin to install POV-Ray. Do not 
use "Run as..." or "Run as Administrator" (unlike nearly every other 
Windows software). You need to actually log out of your regular user 
account and log in as admin.

I also suggest putting the include files in the Public user folder.



Michael


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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: Buying a new Win 10 computer any advice?
Date: 24 Jan 2020 23:07:22
Message: <5e2b78aa@news.povray.org>
On 1/24/2020 5:12 PM, Mike Horvath wrote:
> I also suggest putting the include files in the Public user folder.

Public user account, rather. The exact folder path is going to vary.


Michael


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