Hi! I'm planning to build a workstation for 3d rendering using 3ds max 2013.
Can you help me which motherboard will fit to my system..
Right now the only available cpu here in is the intel xeon E5-2640.
and I have the quadro 6000. and also which ram will fit also?
You should deside on how much memory you want, whether registered or unbuffered, whether ECC or non-ECC.
Intel lists the Xeon CPU as supporting:
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 384 GB
Memory Types DDR3-800/1066/1333
# of Memory Channels 4
Asus lists the motherboard as supporting:
8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
ECC Memory Supported Yes
For Registered Memory, Max. 256GB DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066/800 MHz
E5-2600 series CPU support DDR3-2133(O.C)/2000(O.C)/1866(O.C)/1600/1333/1066 MHz
E5-2600 V2 series CPU support DDR3-1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz
Thanks Calvin7! I'm planning to have 64gb for my ram. is there a big difference between ECC or non-ECC for 3d applications? Most of the time I will using it for 3d modeling and rendering of architectural scenes.