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July 18, 2011 5:01:43 AM

Hello guys,

I'm planning to build a 3D rendering workstation for everyday rendering use for less than 7000$. i had come up with this rig below and i want some advice on this rig and also i want to get some suggestion on CPU cooling system for this rig. can spend upto 7000$

2 X Intel Xeon X5680 Westmere 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Server Processor BX80614X5680
1 X ASUS Z8PE-D12(ASMB4-IKVM) Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5520 Tylersburg SSI EEB 3.61 Dual Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 Series
2 X Patriot Signature 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) ECC Registered Server Memory Model
1 X EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 video card
1 X Seagate Cheetah 15K.5 ST3300655LC 300GB 15000 RPM SCSI Ultra320 80pin 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
1 X Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Thermaltake TPG-750M Toughpower Grand GOLD 750W ATX 12V V2.3 / EPS 12V 2.92 SLI Certified CrossFire
COOLER MASTER COSMOS S RC-1100-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

thanks in advance

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July 18, 2011 7:42:55 PM

your MB is SSI EEB 3.61 form factor and your case is EATX. the MB will fit, but the mounting holes for the standoffs won't. unless you know something I don't about that particular case.

personally I would get this MB, it more stable and is actually E-ATX
SUPERMICRO MBD-X8DTi-F-O Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5520 Extended ATX Dual Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cool your CPUS with these
Noctua NH-U12DX 1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and one of these cases
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BTW you have SCSI HDD, but no SCSI adapter???

if you have that much money to spend why no SSD boot/apps drive?
Why no Raid 0 work/scratch drive?

go with a better PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



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July 19, 2011 2:17:10 AM

hello jerreddredd,

i have no experience with raid as i'm not a hardware person. i will go for SSD instead of the SCSI hard drive like you mentioned.

I have choosed these SSD drives, which one is better interms of performance and stability,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


here is the updated system rig

2 X Intel Xeon X5680 Westmere 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Server Processor BX80614X5680
1 X SUPERMICRO MBD-X8DTi-F-O Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5520 Extended ATX Dual Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600
2 X Patriot Signature 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) ECC Registered Server Memory Model
1 X EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 video card
1 X Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
2 X Noctua NH-U12DX 1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 (CMPSU-750AX) 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD
Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case


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July 20, 2011 6:09:25 AM

hello jerreddredd,

by mistake i choosed SCSI drive instead of SSD drive. i'm also going to add in the 600 velociraptor drive for saving 3dsmax scenes and rendered images and use the 1TB drive as back up drive. do i really require a raid setup for my purpose?

here is the updated rig.

2 X Intel Xeon X5680 Westmere 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Server Processor BX80614X5680
1 X SUPERMICRO MBD-X8DTi-F-O Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5520 Extended ATX Dual Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600
2 X Patriot Signature 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) ECC Registered Server Memory Model
1 X EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 video card
1 X SAMSUNG 470 Series MZ-5PA128/US 2.5" 128GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
1 X Western Digital VelociRaptor WDBACN6000ANC-NRSN 600GB
1 X Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
2 X Noctua NH-U12DX 1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
Corsair Professional Series Gold AX750 (CMPSU-750AX) 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD
Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

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July 20, 2011 7:51:30 AM

xiancn said:
hello jerreddredd,

by mistake i choosed SCSI drive instead of SSD drive. i'm also going to add in the 600 velociraptor drive for saving 3dsmax scenes and rendered images and use the 1TB drive as back up drive. do i really require a raid setup for my purpose?

here is the updated rig.

2 X Intel Xeon X5680 Westmere 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Server Processor BX80614X5680
1 X SUPERMICRO MBD-X8DTi-F-O Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5520 Extended ATX Dual Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600
2 X Patriot Signature 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) ECC Registered Server Memory Model
1 X EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 video card
1 X SAMSUNG 470 Series MZ-5PA128/US 2.5" 128GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
1 X Western Digital VelociRaptor WDBACN6000ANC-NRSN 600GB
1 X Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
2 X Noctua NH-U12DX 1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
Corsair Professional Series Gold AX750 (CMPSU-750AX) 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD
Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

thanks again


The build looks good just add a DVD/CD writer or Blu Ray and you are set.

The WD VelociRaptor should be ok for a Work/Scratch drive. you can always add another later and put in them in Raid 0 if find that this is a bottle neck.
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July 20, 2011 9:56:58 AM

thank you so much man
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July 20, 2011 9:57:20 AM

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