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August 7, 2010 11:39:32 PM

Hi all,

I'm new here. I would like this to serve as the centerpiece of my home studio. I'm interested in your thoughts/if this will work. Also curious about cheaper comparably performing alternatives.

SYSTEM USAGE: Music Production & Recording w/ Pro Tools, Max MSP, SuperCollider, Fruity Loops; Basic Home Usage; CAD/3D Modelling w/ Rhino, 3Ds Max, Revit, V-Ray; Graphics & Animation w/ Adobe Creative Suite

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

CPU: (2x) Intel Xeon E5630 Westmere 2.53GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 80W Quad-Core Server Processor BX80614E5630

Heatsink: (2x) Intel BXSTS100A Active heat sink with fixed fan

Mobo: SUPERMICRO MBD-X8DTi-F-O Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5520 Extended ATX Dual Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 Series Server Motherboard

RAM: (2x) WINTEC 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Server Memory Model 3SR33590K-13

GPU: PNY VCQFX3800-PCIE-PB Quadro FX 3800 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Supported Workstation Video Card

Boot Drive: Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2BD/128GB 2.5" Desktop Bundle 128GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive I already own one, will move in from ext. enclosure

Case: LIAN LI PC-A71F Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

PSU: SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Sound Card: M-Audio Delta 1010LT may hold off/ opt for better in the future and use older ext for now

Wireless Adapter: EDIMAX EW-7128G IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, 802.1x, WPA, AES

Optical: SAMSUNG 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 4X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24x DVD Burner - Bulk LightScribe Support - OEM
August 8, 2010 3:48:03 AM

you might try posting this in the server section as well, to get the best opinions

they are better with multi CPU setups
August 8, 2010 4:54:52 AM

Upendra09 said:
you might try posting this in the server section as well, to get the best opinions

they are better with multi CPU setups


Ah, thank you
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