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Z68 Deluxe memory for 3D work?

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July 28, 2011 3:44:59 PM

I will be doing 3D modeling, texturing and rendering in Luxology modo, Pixologic ZBrush and Maxwell Render. No animation, no gaming. I am getting a Z68 Deluxe board, running Win 7, i7 2600K cpu.

What brand and amount of memory is suggested for this?

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a c 347 } Memory
July 28, 2011 4:10:25 PM

Hmm...I know the Luxology Modo can access up to 32-cores so why a 4-Core? Yeah, for a 4-core the i7-2600K is fine, but do any of those other Apps take advantage of Hyper-Threading?

Q - Are you producing 'final' product or is this for Draft/Testing?

RAM -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|20-231-456^20-231-456-TS%2C20-231-442^20-231-442-TS%2C20-233-143^20-233-143-TS

My pick CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9
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July 28, 2011 7:00:28 PM

jaquith said:
Hmm...I know the Luxology Modo can access up to 32-cores so why a 4-Core? Yeah, for a 4-core the i7-2600K is fine, but do any of those other Apps take advantage of Hyper-Threading?

Q - Are you producing 'final' product or is this for Draft/Testing?

RAM -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|20-231-456^20-231-456-TS%2C20-231-442^20-231-442-TS%2C20-233-143^20-233-143-TS

My pick CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9


"Why a 4-core?" I don't know, because I don't know enough about this.

As for Maxwell Render, from a forum:

"Maxwell distributes the render between all the available system processors (CPUs). With this option you can limit the render to a specific number of CPUs (threads). In case of Hyper threading processors each CPU will represent two threads. Setting this value to 0 will cause Maxwell to auto-detect the available number of processors/threads, and use them all for the rendering process."

As for ZBrush, I won't be using it much, so I'm sure I will be covered. modo and Maxwell will be the main apps.

My end product are stills, scenes of interiors and exteriors in the approx 2k x 2k size range.

1) Open to all suggestions. Nothing carved in stone as to what I will buy, but I am thinking I can swing a mobo/cpu combo in the $600 range. So, feel free to suggest an alternative to the Z68 Deluxe/i7-2600k idea, which was suggested for me recently by a hardware tech guy. Whatever I decide on, the build needs to be dead simple, since I have little experience.

2) "My pick CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9": how many of these? The more the better? edit: never mind, I see it is a set of 16mb.

Thanks.
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a c 347 } Memory
July 28, 2011 7:49:51 PM

My company does mainly SQL {databases} but we also do some video and 3D rendering -- all of our final 'product' is produced on Workstations/Servers with Xeon and ECC RAM. Rendering does NOT require Xeon and ECC RAM.

Most importantly, for your stated budget the {ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe} 'Z68 Deluxe/i7-2600k' is the best bet.

ASUS also produces some Workstations LGA 1155 MOBOs:
P8P67 WS Revolution - http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8P6...
P8B WS - http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8B_...

The RAM I listed are ALL 4X4GB kits, all LGA 1155 have a limit to 4 DIMM slots and 4X8GB are 'today' insanely expensive -- so I already listed the max.
32GB 4X8GB $700 USD (2 sets) -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Dead simple - well in order to OC the 'K' CPU you'll need an aftermarket HSF e.g. Thermaltake Frio -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 7, 2011 12:09:58 AM

jaquith said:
My company does mainly SQL {databases} but we also do some video and 3D rendering -- all of our final 'product' is produced on Workstations/Servers with Xeon and ECC RAM. Rendering does NOT require Xeon and ECC RAM.

Most importantly, for your stated budget the {ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe} 'Z68 Deluxe/i7-2600k' is the best bet.

ASUS also produces some Workstations LGA 1155 MOBOs:
P8P67 WS Revolution - http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8P6...
P8B WS - http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8B_...

The RAM I listed are ALL 4X4GB kits, all LGA 1155 have a limit to 4 DIMM slots and 4X8GB are 'today' insanely expensive -- so I already listed the max.
32GB 4X8GB $700 USD (2 sets) -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Dead simple - well in order to OC the 'K' CPU you'll need an aftermarket HSF e.g. Thermaltake Frio -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


helpful info, thanks.
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August 7, 2011 12:10:35 AM

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