I received Great Advice in for a new Build several months ago. I decided to comeback as my situation has changed.
I attempted to create the build "From the Ground Up" Thread but unfortunantly I couldn't find the 3939k processor so I went to Cyber Power and attempted to implement the system there as they were the cheapest but yesterday they called and told me that Intel was caught off guard with the demand for the 3939k and it might be a month or more before more hit the market in large quantity
My Objective was to get from Cyber Power the basics of what I would need to build a 12 core Dream Machine with a Quad GPU. (Something truly POWERFUL for rendering and 3D graphic. I was planning on buying a Dual Socket Mother Board with SLI, Crossfire, a TON of Ram Slot and PCI Express 3.0. (When it finally came out) and. I'm not sure if the EVGA SR-X was going to be that board but I was hoping to get one of the Processors for such a machine from a moderate build and upgrade later to the proper motherboard...add the other processor and more memory later along with the powersupply to handle to BEAST. What I want to know is.
1. Is there a Motherboard Currently Out with these spec?
2. Is there a Motherboard that can handle the 3930k in a more traditional system that I can later change out the Motherboard and add an additional Processor?
3. What Processor would be best for what I want to Do?
4. Is there somewhere else I can get the 3939k processor?
The Dream Machine Approximate Purchase Date: Within 3 to 4 Months (If not Tomorrow)
Budget Range: $5,200 Before Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D Graphic, AutoCad, Solidworks, Lightwave, Maya etc.
Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) No Keyboard Mouse, Monitor, Speakers. OS is Windows 7
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Anywhere
Country: Houston Texas USA
Parts Preferences: Need a case to handle a server style board.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
The above can be for the future
What I need for now is a machine that I can upgrade to that point or something I can get close to. Right now I don't know if my Dream is even feasible regardless of the 3930k issue.
Jeez man! Are you sure you REALLY need 2 physical processors?
What are the specs of your current system? Can you reuse some of the parts?
Right now I definitely don't need two Processors but for I want to do in the future it will make things MUCH easier, That's why I want to get a good foundation for later.
I use the work computer but I'd like to bring my work Home. We design Domes and Flat Covers for Liquid Storage Tanks across the World. I do the designing in 3D. My Home Laptop is a m1730 XPS laptop and it's out for repair. I'm currently on a rinky-dink HP Pavillion dv9000 which surfing is all it's really good for. Then there is the laid up HP shor-stack desk top a1010n. Nothing I can reuse by my estimation.
Only problem is Room for the future factor on the server board only having PCIe 2.0
(I'm willing to wait on that.
The question is...Is the second option compatible with the up coming Dual Socket Motherboards that will hopefully be running PCIe 3.0. The Biggest concern is processor / Motherboard compatibility for the system I can construct or order right now and the Server Style system I'd like to construct when the parts become available.
TOTAL : $3,419.91
This looks promising. Would this processor be compatible in later styles of Server Boards...If so..I'll cancel my order at Cyber Power to do this as a new construction. I could have the parts in just under two weeks. (I've never done anything like this) But my objective is to remove the (not enough power) issue from the current situation far, far, far, off to the future by a good 10 years.
Here's a build I put together for a friend a while back with a grand plan of a $5500 budget. His goal was money's no object and his uses included, video editing, AutoCAD, light 3D rendering and ..... serious kick-arse 3D gaming. At first I was going with an expensive Quadro card but it soon became obvious that the 3D rendering was for occasional "take home from work stuff" but he really was gaming oriented (but wanted the tax write off for a "work machine". If your goals are more serious rendering oriented, I'd get a Quadro 4000 or 5000.
BTW, ...... In the end ..... he had me build a $1750 box w/ twin 560 Ti's..... methinks wifey had a hand in that
You don't need / want the monitors, KB, Mouse , OS, 3D Kit so that knocks off $1300. Substituting the Quadro 5000 adds $200 back in bringing you to about $4,080..... the 4000 saves another $820...about $3,270 .... two 4000's puts ya just about $110 back in ya pocket or about $4000