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PC upgrade advice. AE, C4D, Octane

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Hi, I've been learning motion graphics in AE and C4D over the last year or so and feel it's time to consider upgrading my PC. Below is my current build:


- GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard

- Intel Core i7-3770K

- Gigabyte GTX 770 2GB (OC Edition)

- 32GB Patriot Viper 3

- Sandisk Extreme 120GB SSD for OS

- Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD for AE disk cache

- 1TB Seagate HDD for project files

- 400GB Seagate HDD for renders

- Corsair Carbide 500R case

- Corsair HX750 PSU


I've also just bought:


- 2x Samsung 850 Pro 256GB

- Noctua NH-D15 cooler


I plan to use more of C4D as time goes on and have been advised to get into Octane rendering. With that in mind:


  • Can anyone recommend any worthwhile upgrades or replacements for this build?
  • Would adding a second GTX 770 be worthwhile or do I need to replace the GPU for something more powerful and with more memory, ideally?
  • I'm open to considering replacing the CPU and/or motherboard, if a new CPU would substantially benefit my work?
  • How is best to configure my drives?
  • Thanks for your help!

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