I am a music producer
What work I do,besides music ?
I do minimalistic animation(camera movements mostly(which i can get away with baking)) and some very slow object movements to make them look a bit alive. My frames are more complicated in terms of shading/texture/particle system/modelling/lighting with less number of objects than an average no. in a so called photo-realistic image. Dynamism aspect of it comes through VJing/toggling between different snippets of video clips & syncing key-frames with the rhythmic element of my music.
Question : Help me recommend a 2nd GPU & a different PSU(Power Supply) which is compatible with my current setup.
CPU : i7 4790 (Non OC) 3.6 GHz , 8GB RAM
GPU : Nvidia Zotac Synergy Edition GeForce GT 630 1Gb DDR5 PCIE x16 2.0
PSU : Corsair VS450W 80% Efficiency
Motherhood : GA H97m-D3H Rev 1.0 (mATX) with
1xPCIE 16x(3.0) Running electrically at 16x
1x PCIE 16x(2.0) Running electrically at 4x
Cabinet :ATX form factor
My motherboard only supports 2 GPUs.
PSU does not have an extra pcie cable to connect to the 2nd GPU,hence buying a new one.Or should I just dump my old one;keep my PSU and get a high-end GPU ?
Because of the 2nd PCIE slot running electrically at 4X, can I still use 2 GPUs ?If yes, will I get a lower bandwidth on the 4x one which might affect my performance ?
Budget 300$ for both GPU & PSU but I can increase it a bit.
Should I wait for the next gen nvidia/and cards coming up soon ?