Solved

Building a PC for 3D rendering (Old Xeons)

Hello,
I'm building a PC to run several architect modeling/rendering programs (VRay, Grasshopper, Rhino, Adobe applications...)
And I also found out that used server Xeon CPUs are affordable and can be suited for my purpose. I plan to use 2 E5-2660v2 Xeon CPUs on a dual CPU motherboard along with GTX1070.
Do you think this would work?

These are the specifications:

1 Motherboard X9DRD-LF
2 Case Phanteks Eclipse P400 PH-EC416PTG_BW 
3 CPU 2x XEON E5-2660 V2 
4 RAM 2x Samsung 16gb ECC memory
5 GPU EVGA GeForce GTX 1070
6 FAN Cooler Master R4-S2S-124K-GP
7 PSU Corsair CX750
8 Heatsink Noctua NH-D9DX i4 3U
9 SSD Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
10 HDD HGST Desktop 3TB
1 answer Last reply Best Answer
More about building rendering xeons
  1. Best answer
    Those are the slowest 10 core Xeons from that generation. E5-2667 V2 (8 core but 3.3Ghz) might be better choice if you can find them for a similar price. Remember to purchase RAM in multiples of 8 for a dual socket implementation. Also a power supply that has dual ATX12V (8 pin CPU) support.
Ask a new question

Read More

Rendering CPUs