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I'm basically building a low end super computer and need help with a graphics configuration.

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June 30, 2014 12:12:12 AM

I am building a computer that needs to be able to receive 4k or greater video live from a camera, process it with color correction then save the video and send the video back to a remote location via a fiberoptic line. I have the system that transfers the fiberoptic footage to thunderbolt I just need to make sure the graphics processing will be able to keep up with that kind of through put with as little lag as possible. I'm currently looking at 4 (or 8 if that is possible) AMD firepro w9100. I just want to make sure I'm selecting the right set up as yes, I do have a bit of money to put towards this but no, I can't afford to experiment at that level.

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June 30, 2014 1:28:35 AM

That is one super build if you want to base on W9100s. I supposed you should check the programs that you are going to use will be using the cards full potential, because if its not, then maybe its better to use mainstream gaming cards and invest in bigger RAM and SSDs. I have no experience myself with those expensive cards, but I like to see their effect on your rig.
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June 30, 2014 2:19:40 AM

kalijaga said:
That is one super build if you want to base on W9100s. I supposed you should check the programs that you are going to use will be using the cards full potential, because if its not, then maybe its better to use mainstream gaming cards and invest in bigger RAM and SSDs. I have no experience myself with those expensive cards, but I like to see their effect on your rig.


Yeah, Im pretty excited to build it. its going to be ridiculous I have an investor who is helping me build a film post production house and I have $120,000 dedicated to this rig alone ($40,000 is just for the software and control surfaces and $30,000 is for crazy calibrated monitors) so I have $50,000 to spend on the computer itself and I need it to be somewhat future resistant as it will be my bread and butter and I need to be able to pay my investor back before upgrades are required. My only caveat is I have never built a computer at this level so I'm trying to be extremely careful.
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June 30, 2014 7:34:00 PM

Those are serious numbers mate, and as such I am humbly out of league. Most people at this level will turn to enterprise level tech and rigs, with proper backup and warranty. maybe, other more experienced will be able to help.
Congrats and good luck.
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July 10, 2014 8:36:15 AM

Talk about disposable income. :) . Anyway grats on deciding to try this but the same as the user above me, I'll leave this to the experts, sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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July 13, 2014 8:40:37 AM

Schultzie67 said:
Talk about disposable income. :) . Anyway grats on deciding to try this but the same as the user above me, I'll leave this to the experts, sorry I couldn't be of more help.
I try to avoid referring to my investors money as disposable income. LOL I am going to consult an expert in fact I will be working with a team of experts, I just want to make sure I don't make a fool of myself.

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July 26, 2014 10:46:35 PM

a low end super computer for 50k.... real? emphasis on the LOW END

if he's an investor he knows the risks ;]
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July 26, 2014 11:30:02 PM

CPU: Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($1035.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme11 EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($597.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($913.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 730 Series 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($460.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 730 Series 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($460.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 730 Series 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($460.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 730 Series 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($460.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 730 Series 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($460.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 730 Series 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($460.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 730 Series 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($460.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 730 Series 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($460.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 730 Series 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($460.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 730 Series 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($460.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 910 Series Ramsdale 800GB PCI-E Solid State Drive ($2805.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 910 Series Ramsdale 800GB PCI-E Solid State Drive ($2805.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 910 Series Ramsdale 800GB PCI-E Solid State Drive ($2805.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 910 Series Ramsdale 800GB PCI-E Solid State Drive ($2805.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor 1TB 2.5" 10000RPM Internal Hard Drive ($248.60 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital WD VelociRaptor 1TB 2.5" 10000RPM Internal Hard Drive ($248.60 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan Z 12GB Superclocked Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($3199.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan Z 12GB Superclocked Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($3199.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply (1): Corsair AX1500i 1500W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply (2): Corsair AX1500i 1500W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Archgon CB-5021-GB Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Archgon CB-5021-GB Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional (32/64-bit) ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($193.28 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $26784.09

First things first, take note that this is a LGA2011 build, since there are no LGA1150/1155 workstation boards out there yet, which is why I didn't have a chance to use the brand new Devils Canyon (Haswell Refresh) CPUs but this Extreme edition CPU will do the job better than the Haswell Refresh ones will (4-cores vs 6).

Few things, you may need to get a custom made case, or just put everything out on a test bench since no case on this earth would fit these many storage devices. And what I suggest you to do is RAID 0 6 of those Intel SSDs and RAID 1 the rest, including the WD VelociRaptor HDDs. Those PCI-E cards can be used as scratch disks (They are technically the world's fastest form of storage) for post-production and you may want to get an external DVD burner if you plan to burn data onto DVDs. (I ran out of SATA ports thanks to those SSDs). The Corsair Dominator RAM is one of the fastest 64GB kits out there and they are very reliable. There is no need to create a super-speed RAM disk to be used as a scratch disk since we already have the PCIE flash memory.

You might also notice that there's no cooling solution included in this build. My suggestion: work with a custom made water loop. Add a water block onto the CPU, get the Corsair Dominator water block from EK and replace the stock GPU heatsinks with a water block, then put everything together into a custom made water loop. If you're not familiar with these, it's best to contact a professional to do this for you. Also, you might one to add HDD fans to cool those SSDs down a bit.

Hopefully this helps :)  Btw, I am just 14 y/o so excuse my bad English.

Ryan
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July 26, 2014 11:36:58 PM

I will tell you honestly, you are not in the right forum, I would totally not rely on any advice here since none here actually has any experience with that level of hardware.

This is some serious shit and you need to ask serious people on your sphere of work, not a bunch of kids who want to play Crisis at Ultra.
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