Quad c.extrem ?i7 || animation build - around $4500

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next week monday
BUDGET RANGE: US$4000-4500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Animation 3dmax and graphic software

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: none

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: none

PARTS PREFERENCES:
plz give suggestion about processor which one beter quad core extreme or i7 ???
graphic card ??
ram??
motherboard ?? (support xp 64bit and vista 64bit)
casing?


OVERCLOCKING: NO
Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: NO

MONITOR RESOLUTION: HD

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: spec. for fasting rendering .. and multitasking


i hope u all can help me before purchase date ..
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  1. suggestions, dual LGA1366 xeons
    quadro FX video card (or comparable firegl)
    lots of memory
    4 fast hdd's in a raid-0
  2. mindless728 said:
    suggestions, dual LGA1366 xeons
    quadro FX video card (or comparable firegl)
    lots of memory
    4 fast hdd's in a raid-0


    oo thx


    anyone ??? have other suggestion?
  3. Hi...
    The i7 has 3 different CPUs in 3 different price ranges...
    As you are comparing it to a C2Q Extreme, I assume you are comparing the i7 extreme with it...
    And of those 2 CPUs, the i7 would be faster and more efficient...

    You can get comparable performance of a i7 extreme with the an i7 920, which costs about $280 but you would have to overclock it...

    Here is a rough specs, that you can have as an reference...

    CPU -
    i7 920 - about $280
    or i7 950 about $580
    or the fastest desktop CPU on the planet - i7 975 Extreme about $1040

    Mobo -
    ASUS P6T
    or Gigabyte UD4P

    RAM -
    OCZ/ GSKillz/ Corsair/ Mushkin 12GB kit(6x2GB) preferably 1600MHz or even 1333MHz would do and low CAS - preferably 7 or even 8 would be good...

    SSD - 2x Intel X25-M 80GB in RAID 0 for OS and apps.

    HDD - 1 or more 1TB WD Black for backup

    CASE - Professional and sound dampening - Antec P 182

    Power supply - Corsair 520HX

    Graphics card -
    ATI - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814195079
    Nvidia - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133252

    Check which works best with the apps that you run...

    Totals - would easily fit in your budget...actually if you are in US, it would just hit about $4000 with the i7 975 extreme and the Nvidia FX 4800...
  4. gkay09 said:
    Hi...
    The i7 has 3 different CPUs in 3 different price ranges...
    As you are comparing it to a C2Q Extreme, I assume you are comparing the i7 extreme with it...
    And of those 2 CPUs, the i7 would be faster and more efficient...

    You can get comparable performance of a i7 extreme with the an i7 920, which costs about $280 but you would have to overclock it...

    Here is a rough specs, that you can have as an reference...

    CPU -
    i7 920 - about $280
    or i7 950 about $580
    or the fastest desktop CPU on the planet - i7 975 Extreme about $1040

    Mobo -
    ASUS P6T
    or Gigabyte UD4P

    RAM -
    OCZ/ GSKillz/ Corsair/ Mushkin 12GB kit(6x2GB) preferably 1600MHz or even 1333MHz would do and low CAS - preferably 7 or even 8 would be good...

    SSD - 2x Intel X25-M 80GB in RAID 0 for OS and apps.

    HDD - 1 or more 1TB WD Black for backup

    CASE - Professional and sound dampening - Antec P 182

    Power supply - Corsair 520HX

    Graphics card -
    ATI - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814195079
    Nvidia - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133252

    Check which works best with the apps that you run...

    Totals - would easily fit in your budget...actually if you are in US, it would just hit about $4000 with the i7 975 extreme and the Nvidia FX 4800...


    about gc i will use quadro xfx ...

    thx for u comment
  5. +1 to gkay09 the i7 975 overclocked would beat dual xeon nehalem 5520 with a clock of 2.26 GHZ each.IMO you must overclock because on air cooling some get to 5 GHZ and of course the 5 GHZ would beat the dual L5520 but at stock speeds the dual L5520 xeon nehalem would beat the i7 975
  6. computersss said:
    +1 to gkay09 the i7 975 overclocked would beat dual xeon nehalem 5520 with a clock of 2.26 GHZ each.IMO you must overclock because on air cooling some get to 5 GHZ and of course the 5 GHZ would beat the dual L5520 but at stock speeds the dual L5520 xeon nehalem would beat the i7 975


    sory i dont wan OC ...
  7. then the dual nehalem would be your choice,you need a monitor.os,keyboard and mouse right ?
  8. i7 for oc ??? can u give more detail about dual nehalem ? using what mobo and other spec.?
  9. using

    2xIntel Xeon E5520 Nehalem 2.26GHz LGA 1366 80W Quad-Core Server Processor Model BX80602E5520 - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117185

    SUPERMICRO MBD-X8DAL-i-O Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5500 ATX Dual Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5500 sequence (Nehalem-EP processor) ... - Retail


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813182192


    2xG.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231223

    if you need any other suggestions on anything else please don't hesitate
  10. thx for you spec. but many post i see other topic ... why many ppl suggestion ram brand g.skill ?? why not kingston or crucial ?

    (sory for wrong spell)
  11. well for dual xeon nehalem you have to use a ddr3 ram with 1.5 volt and in the 1.5 volt the best is gskill

    edit:generally gskill is one of the best brands also mushkin,crucial,ocz and corsair are excellent
  12. thx again computersss

    1 more question for u .. i7 beter for oc ? and can u suggestion me spec . for i7 ??

    thx again ..
  13. for i7 i would get

    Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 975 Nehalem 3.33GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 Quad-Core Processor - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115212&Tpk=i7%20975

    ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131359

    OCZ Platinum 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227421&Tpk=ocz%20platinum%201600

    edit:also a cooler

    Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608007

    aslo a thermal compound

    Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003
  14. thx again computersss ,, i appropriate u reply ... thx
  15. you are welcome :)
  16. suggestion still open ..

    thx to all who reply to this topic
  17. first of all, what sort of 3D do you do? i too work in 3D/2D, and am currently building a new workstation. however you need to sort out what your needs are. i do character modeling, and game asset/environments/texturing/zbrush high poly workflow type stuff. i hardly ever render, but i do import into game engines a lot to check my models for ingame use. using this info, i have decided to forgo getting a quadro card, and a xeon cpu, because i cannot justify the cost, and for my 3D need it is overkill. and for running things in a game engine, having a geforce card will help me out more.

    now thats not to say your build isnt perfectly fine if you are doing a lot of lighting/rendering/complex scenes in one of the 3D progams. so what is it you specialize in? and if you cant answer that then you may want to re-think dropping $4500 on a workstation.
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