How to Choose a Computer for Architecture

How to Choose a Computer for Architecture

A guide to choosing the best computers for architecture. Whether you’re a student, pro, or in a related discipline, this video will walk you through my methodology and selection criteria. I discuss in detail:
– Laptops vs. Desktop Systems
– Mac vs. Windows
– Software (commonly used and requirements)
– Hardware: CPU, Graphics Cards, Monitors
Along with this, you’ll see why I chose the system I did and what it means to my architecture practice. A truly behind-the-scenes look at my architecture practice.

// GEAR I USE //
DESKTOP:
*2017 Apple iMac: http://amzn.to/2fCZuGT

DRONE:
*Mavic Pro by DJI: http://amzn.to/2hW3dTA

DSLR CAMERA:
* Canon 80D: http://amzn.to/2fBWGMQ

LENSES:
* Canon 24mm f2.8 Lens: http://amzn.to/29l7ac5
* Canon 40mm f2.8 Lens: http://amzn.to/29x2QcI
* Canon 10 – 18mm f4.5 – 5.6 IS Lens: http://amzn.to/2vyErvS

AUDIO:
* Rode VideoMic Pro (hotshoe mtd.): http://amzn.to/29qlNM3
* ATR-2100 USB (dynamic mic): http://amzn.to/2dFDaKp

ARCHITECTURE GEAR:
* Prismacolor Markers: http://thirtybyforty.com/markers
* Timelapse Camera: http://thirtybyforty.com/brinno
* AutoCAD LT: http://amzn.to/2dxjMDH
* SketchUp PRO: http://amzn.to/2cRcojz
* HP T120 Plotter: http://amzn.to/2dBGf1O
* Adobe CC Photography (Photoshop/Lightroom) Plan: http://amzn.to/2dhq5ap

STARTUP TOOLKIT:
* Architect + Entrepreneur Startup Toolkit: http://thirtybyforty.com/SPL

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Please watch: “Making a Site Model – The Outpost Project”

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50 Comments

  1. Richard Jonathan on November 1, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    halo, if i use 3dmax for modeling and rendering, what laptop that i must to have? If i bring it on traveling. Thank you



  2. Janine Eve Ardepuela on November 1, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    I just became an architect and I am relearning how to be an architect. Haha. Your videos helped me overcome so many things in pursue of this field. Thanks and cheers to you beautiful videos.



  3. Radhika A on November 1, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    I m not an architectbeven close but i lovee designing for myself what i want thibgs to look like in my house or in my room or whatever!! Ur videos do help me they are practical, informative not something thats being pushed at …Thank u!!



  4. maria camila Marti on November 1, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Hello! What do you think about getting the new Surface laptop 16gb ram i7 with 529mg of memory



  5. Bradley Jolly on November 1, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    TOP NOTCH LOVE YOUR VIDEO FROM JAMAICA



  6. Manu caceres on November 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    hola



  7. Justin Rocha on November 1, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    This is great! I don’t know much about architecture, but I dream of designing and building a couple things.. thanks for sharing!



  8. Rumeel12708 on November 1, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Do you preffer prismacolors over the rest or just choose that brand.



  9. Priyankar Singh on November 1, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Hello!
    Very well informative video.👍



  10. sameh badawy on November 1, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    You are good,man



  11. Jason Quiroz on November 1, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    You made me confirm my decision on getting a MacBook for my architecture career 🙌🏻✨



  12. Saad Maikafi on November 1, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    thanks a lot



  13. alfredogm93 on November 1, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    great knowledge , i wish you had more likes you deserve them , thumbs up



  14. In Sight on November 1, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Wow! This Is One Of The BEST Videos I’ve Ever Seen Highlighting The Two Trade-Offs i.e. Choice of pC / Laptop vs The Programs One Intends To Use In Their pC’s. Just found someone whose reflected my views about the two options and many more… All in One Video! Keep Up The Nice Work.



  15. victor evans on November 1, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Is a touch screen laptop better for architecture?



  16. Sean Permentier on November 1, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    So Im going to school in September with direction of Digital Architectur. What are your recomendations? Apple or Windows? And wich one specific? Im happy as long as it just can deal with most of the programs.



  17. Edwin Francis on November 1, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Hi, i need your Suggestion. Which one should i choose between =
    NEW ALIENWARE M17 GAMING LAPTOP 2019 or Surface Book 2 15" or suggest me other one. like macbook



  18. Hamzat Yosopov on November 1, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Hello, I want do buy a programming laptop for my studies and I don’t know which to choose from! My budget is around 1500$



  19. Pramod Kumar on November 1, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    How to edit your video



  20. Crystal Yeow on November 1, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Tks



  21. Ethan Orians on November 1, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Looking into new systems and considering Apple. Is it simple to use files between Mac and windows?



  22. Paulo on November 1, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Acer and Hp not included lol ? those brands are ok too depending on the particular model



  23. jitendra nayak on November 1, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    I love my DELL PRECISION…its fantastic….



  24. Muhammad Afnan Bin Mohd Afnan on November 1, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Can gtx1050ti for laptop render or modelling smoothly?



  25. Lagishetty Nagalaxmi on November 1, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Super 👌



  26. Ufaira Mrdn on November 1, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    thanks, this is really helpful!



  27. Mark Kelly on November 1, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Did you mention that Revit cannot be used on Mac? If so, what alternative is there?



  28. the kreedom mark on November 1, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Hello



  29. Mohamed Sayed on November 1, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    are gaming graphics card fine with 3d modeling ?
    mostly solidworks and inventor



  30. Daniel .Power on November 1, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Build an itx pc with a case and volume less than 10L like a ML08-H, please don’t buy apple or any high end laptop… not only are you paying more for the same performance as a similar pc but you’re lucky if a laptop lasts even half as long as a pc. If you’re worried about not having a super thin computer to wow your friends because you’ve got an ego to stroke, a pc can be reduced to nothing more than a keyboard and portable monitor. But please please please, coming from someone who went down the laptop path especially apple anything, it is not worth it if you are even modestly serious about what you are doing.



  31. Lucifer Morningstar on November 1, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    I’m an interior designer by day (and a devil in the evening). I am thinking to purchase Macbook pro 2019 15" with touchbar and this helped me so much. thank you.



  32. Alexandru F on November 1, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    grate job, I really like your channel and your way of thinking, I would like to work with somebody like u as a colleague.



  33. diana bernal on November 1, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Hi so should I get a Mac or a windows for my 2nd year. I really want a Mac for the graphics but I’m leaning towards a windows…but I really want a Mac



  34. Haitham Sleiman on November 1, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    How can I reach you! I have a couple of questions regarding Architecture and I hope we can text or something. Urgent !



  35. Kuldeep Panwar on November 1, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    hello and thankyou



  36. Kim on November 1, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Does macbook pro 13 2019 work fine for architecture programme?



  37. Will Russell on November 1, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    What is the name of the "calendar" you were using on your iPhone in this video at (12:38) ? It was very clean and easy to ready.. Black background, read and white detail bubbles. I suspect it may be a app of some sort. Thanks for sharing.



  38. Tay Othman on November 1, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I just learned that ArchiCAD is Multi-Threaded,,,,I’m giving it a second try! thank you for sharing this video.



  39. Tomas Gutierrez-Adams on November 1, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Great video! I’m going into Architecture Design and it was really helpful.



  40. Ali Koohfar on November 1, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Thank you so much



  41. Shawna Batteford on November 1, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    This was extremely helpful. I create 3d models every day and have been looking to switch to a macbook from pc myself. My whole life is on my iphone so it looks like I’m making the switch! Thanks for breaking everything down so clearly.



  42. Aulia Chairurrijal on November 1, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    One of key point 3:13



  43. jitendra nayak on November 1, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    I could see my DELL M4800…yeah



  44. Mahin Siddiqui on November 1, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Now make September 2019 version of this video..please include rendering portion also…



  45. Nielsf2704 on November 1, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Don’t get Mac. A lot of program aren’t even aivable on Mac. The best answer is to get a decent workstation however they are pricy. A gaming PC should also work for most part of it.



  46. Louvre DeWitt Bukater Neuilly EnLay on November 1, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Alienware built a laptop that not only has a desktop CPU and graphics, but is fully upgradeable! And you don’t have to take it to an expert, you can change the out of date parts yourself. It was designed to be easy for the user when it comes to taking it apart.



  47. Hold Door on November 1, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    i5 cpu – 6 cores – 4k speed (no need better)
    gpu – gtx 1050 ti or better (for those who render in lumion)
    – quadro P4000 or better (for those who render in max)
    ram – 12 gb or more
    no need ssd just stick with hdd 7200 rpm (ssd are bad – they short circuit very fast and data cannot be recovered)
    wide screen monitor 3840 x 1080 resolution



  48. Jeff Mcneill on November 1, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    No Linux option? N00b



  49. mohamed fakhry on November 1, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Thank you. This helps enormously!!!



  50. amirul haffiz on November 1, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    i’m an architecture student, and this is VERY helpful. Thank you !