Recommended Hardware for After Effects (i7)

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Overview of Recommended Hardware for After Effects (i7)

Our recommended hardware for After Effects (i7) is built around the Z690 platform with an RTX 3060 12GB video card. This combination provides a very smooth editing workflow, as well as fast final rendering.

This platform is currently limited to 32 threads, 1 GPU, and 128GB of memory. 2-GPU setups are available, though they do require the use of a high-end DDR5 motherboard. Please let us know if you need a more robust platform.

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Recommended Hardware for After Effects (i7)

Recommended Hardware for After Effects (i7)

This workstation is designed for use in After Effects. This system uses a 16-core i7-13700K CPU, 64GB DDR5 RAM, 1.5TB NVME, and an RTX 3060 12GB video card.

Design of Recommended Hardware for After Effects (i7)

Processor: i7-13700K

  • Decent amount of cores, fairly low cost, overclocks well
  • Can be upgraded to a 24-core i9-13900K

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4

  • Capable cooling that is recommended to hit full CPU performance
  • Built to run quiet even under full load

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z790-A WIFI

  • High build quality, excellent power delivery
  • Support for 1 video card, 4 M2 NVME drives, up to 128GB of memory

Memory: Kingston Fury Beast 2x32GB DDR5-4800

  • 2x32GB DDR5-4800 for maximum expansion and memory bandwidth

Storage: Kingston KC3000 512GB (OS+Programs) + Kingston KC3000 1TB (Main)

  • High capacity, speed, and reliability

Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 3060 12GB TUF GAMING OC

  • Decent VRAM
  • Single-GPU cooling performance
  • Long-term stability

Case: Be Quiet Pure Base 500DX

  • High build quality
  • Incredible amount of cooling potential

Fans: 3x Noctua NF-F12 PWM Black

  • High build quality
  • Sufficient airflow for stable operation under full load

Power Supply: Enermax Revolution DF 850W

  • Solid build quality, capacity, and efficiency

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