Video Games used to be quite a niche hobby, but it’s an industry that’s grown a lot over the past few decades. These days, it generates more revenue than even movies! Naturally this means that the software to create video games has advanced a lot. If you plan on using your PC for Unity, it’ll need some high performance components.
In this article, we’ll be talking about the components you need to build the best workstation PC for Unity.
Why choose us?
Parts like CPU cooler, Power Supply Unit, and chassis are often glossed over when putting together a system like this. Surprisingly, these parts have a massive effect on the lifespan and performance optimisation of the CPU, GPU and RAM. We only use parts that guarantee excellent cooling, airflow, and power delivery.
We’ve also got a lot of experience in putting these systems together, and our cable management is flawless. This not only means dust will be a lot less of an issue, but it will be much easier to work with when you eventually need an upgrade. This will only happen several years down the line, of course. Not to mention our cases just look fantastic.
Each Modena Computers Workstation is tailored to the personal needs of the user, but the features below would make for a great starting point for a custom PC for Unity.
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CPU – Frequency
When putting together a PC for Unity, the CPU should be your main consideration. This is where the bulk of your budget should be allocated. Frequency is an important factor in any CPU to make sure all the cores are reaching their full potential, but for Unity, core count should be your focus.
CPU – Core Count
There are many intensive processes in Unity that can take quite a long time to complete, and these tasks can be sped up with a high core count. The tasks in question include GI baking and lightmap processing.
Up to a certain point, it’s possible to get the benefit of both high frequency and core count, and the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is the best option in this case. It reaches speeds of 4.9GHz, and it gets a lot of work done in each of those cycles. On top of that, it has a monstrous 16 cores, and 32 threads, which would be great in a PC for Unity.
For extremely large projects, you should consider workstation grade CPUs, such as those in Intel’s Xeon series, or AMD’s Threadripper series. Where these processors lack in speed, they make up for it with massive core counts, and our Hydra XL Workstation has room for two of these CPUs.
In Unity, the graphics card is only used to display the graphics of the screen. A higher performance graphics card will therefore give you higher framerates while testing, but it will not make the creative process any faster.
The Nvidia RTX3060Ti graphics card is a great starting point, and offers excellent value for money, but for quality of life, a stronger graphics card will always be a nice addition. This would certainly make testing and viewing your creations more pleasant.
Depending on your project, you may need more RAM than others, but in general, 32GB is a great starting point. This will be a good amount for most projects, and will also give you a good amount of headroom for multitasking.
Larger projects would benefit from 64GB RAM, especially if you plan on building lighting that takes hours at a time. It’s also important to keep in mind any other programs you plan on using. It’s possible that this would require you to install more RAM than if you were to only use your PC for Unity.
Storage technology has come a long way over the past decade. Solid State Drives are known to be much faster than mechanical hard drives, but they’re also seen as pretty expensive.
It was pretty common to install the OS on a 120GB SSD, and everything else on a 1TB HDD, so that you could at least start up your PC super quickly.
Recently it’s become more viable to just use a larger SSD, from around 500GB to 1TB, and this is exactly our approach with our PCs. Having everything stored on SSDs means you’ll be able to save and load programs, and also transfer data, at incredible speeds. The SSDs we use are M.2 form factor and use the NVMe protocol, which means they take up no additional space in your case, and are even faster than standard 2.5” SATA drives.
These drives save a lot of time, and that means the PC will pay itself off a lot faster. You also still have the option of adding in some HDDs if you need to.
As we said before, each Modena Computers Vulcan Workstation is custom built to the workflow and budget requirements of its user. It’s important to consider other programs you may want to use with this workstation.
During our consultation process, you can let us know exactly which programs you want to use with your machine, and we’ll be happy to help you understand what you need.
Keep in mind that opting for higher performance right out of the gate offers much greater value than getting exactly what you need right now. A higher performance PC won’t need downtime to upgrade any time soon, and will also allow you to complete more work in less time. It could pay itself off a lot sooner than a more affordable option.
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