I need to build a PC for 3D image rendering and large volume data analysis. I need quite strong graphics card as well since I work with very heavy 3d models and on dual screens. I also want to render shorter animations so quickest rendering time is very import as well. Can anyone please come up with list of compatible products for new build?
Might want to format it according to the guidelines from the link in my signature. What don't you need (OS, monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc.)? Do you need any special items (wireless card, card reader, etc.)? Where do you prefer to buy from? Are you going to overclock?
You can get a very good PC for your purposes without spending that much. Here are my first thoughts to get it started. Links are to Newegg to look at the specs.
Hi and thanks for your help. In this price you do not need to include os, monitor, keyboard an mouse. I also do not intend to get any additional item. I would prefer not to overclock it to maintain maximum stability when rendering.
I was looking at Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Bloomfield processor. Could you please tell me your opinion on that.
I will be using this computer for professional use, therefore I will be working with very heavy 3d models like a site of 30 buildings at a time and turning them into 3 minute animations for example. So I am trying to find the most powerful processor without having to buy a rendering farm which could be build for example from 30 processors.
I want to autobackup files so is Raid 1 best option?
The i7-975 is not worth it. It's a good $700 more than the i7-920, and is essentially an overclocked version of it. However, if you really want to blow the money on it, you can. Keep in mind that as soon as the i9s come out, it will be blown away. So instead of blowing $1000 for a CPU that will be surpassed in a matter of months, you might want to spend $300 on one now, save that budget to replace it with the newer one. I certainly wouldn't recommend this, but it is an option.
I would also check out some benchmarks of the CPUs for the program you use. See if the $700 is really worth it in terms of performance.
RAID 1 is completely redundant. It uses one drive to back up another automatically. RAID 10 is using 4 drives, with two pairs of drives in RAID 0, which is then placed into RAID 1. It gives you faster speeds with complete redundancy. The drawback is that it's expensive. You can do this with any even number of drives above 4.
Here's my shot at it. From what I understand its all about RAM and CPU when it comes to render times. As far as GPU Cards go I went with a none workstation card, I've seen arguments for both sides and i decided on this based on final price. I should have a public list available tomorrow for now ill link to individually.
I've been trying to build a decent workstation that balances power and price. I see a lot of wasteful suggestions where people just spout off the most expensive items. All in all i think this will work very well and it all comes in at around 4700. I'd like to blind test the GPU to see if I'd notice the difference between this and a 1500 dollar quadro fx.