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May 28, 2012 6:30:00 AM

This build will basically be used for 3d modeling, compositing and rendering. As well as handling motion graphics (ie cinema 4d & after effects) I know I had posted something awhile back with a build, but the budget has changed and I would like some opinions, maybe changes if so? budget: between 5 to 10k. Thanks so much

MOBO: ASUS KGPE-D16 SSI EEB 3.61 Server Motherboard Dual Socket G34 AMD SR5690
DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PROCESSOR('s): x2 AMD Opteron 6272 Interlagos 2.1GHz 16MB L3 Cache Socket G34 115W 16-Core
Server Processor OS6272WKTGGGUWOF
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: PNY VCQ5000-PB Quadro 5000 2.5GB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
Ready Workstation Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
cm_mmc=OTC-channel-_-Video+Cards+-+Workstation-_-PNY+Technologies++Inc.-_-
14133325&srccode=cii_7240466&cpncode=32-9958877&DEPA=0&refer=channel&CMP=OTC

POWER SUPPLY: Antec CP-1000 1000W Continuous ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS
Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply Exclusively for - Twelve
Hundred(1200)/P183/P193/DF-85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKAA00 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer
Case w/ Cooler Master RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MEMORY: x2 $270---Corsair CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10 Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 32GB (4x 8GB),
PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 240-pin DIMM, 1.5V, CL10, Unbuffered, XMP Ready
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite....
asp?EdpNo=1705069&CatId=4534

HARD DRIVE: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EXTERNAL HD: G-Technology G-DRIVE 3TB USB 2.0 / 2 x IEEE 1394b / eSATA External Hard
Drive 0G01973
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Crucial CT256M4SSD2 M4 2.5 Inch Solid State Drive - 256GB, SATAIII 6Gb/s
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite....
asp?EdpNo=365476&Sku=C19-8026

MONITOR: x2 ASUS VE248H 24-Inch LED Monitor
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VE248H-24-Inch-LEDMonitor/
dp/B0043T7FHK/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1337794875&sr=1-2
a b B Homebuilt system
May 28, 2012 7:26:25 AM

First look shows me a few issues:

the PSU you chose is for the ANTEC 1200, it also may fix the P183, P193 or DF-85 case. it won't fix your HAF X

the HAF X case will not fit your selected MB as it is SSI EEB 3.61 form factor.

The Memory you chose is not ECC, which will limit you to 64GB MAX. which may not be an issue 64gb is a lot of RAM

With a budget like you have this is what I would build. Much faster than the AMD solution:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

MB Review with same processors
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/review/2158414/inte...
MB review (with slower processors)
http://www.eteknix.com/reviews/motherboards/asus-z9pe-d...
May 28, 2012 2:06:42 PM

Thanks for your reply. Would you mind explaining why xeon over amd? Im sorry if it's a noob question, it just seems with 32 cores from AMD (possibly overclocked?) it might be faster than the 16 cores of intel?
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 28, 2012 4:17:59 PM

p0tzzz said:
Thanks for your reply. Would you mind explaining why xeon over amd? Im sorry if it's a noob question, it just seems with 32 cores from AMD (possibly overclocked?) it might be faster than the 16 cores of intel?



Rendering, 3d modeling and Video processing to certain point is about clock rate and efficient architecture. The Xeon Sandy -E chips are superior in both. in 99% of circumstances the software will not fully utilize as many cores as the AMD chips have.

You shouldn't OC workstations. OCing is for gamers. if a game crashes, no big deal. If your rendering process crashes after processing for an hour or two, all work progress is lost, as is time, and time is money. You also should use ECC memory for the same reason.

These are the lower and upper end Xeon SB-E and you can see the great margin of difference in the benchmarks over the top of the line Opteron that even the lower one (2660) has. There is very little difference in the Xeon E 2678 that I put in my build and the top of the line E2690.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5553/the-xeon-e52600-dual...
May 28, 2012 9:58:49 PM

Okay I see, thanks! As for ECC memory: what would you say would be the best sticks to get for 256gb? Would it be better to get a bunch of smaller ones, say a couple 32gb sticks etc?
a b B Homebuilt system
May 29, 2012 7:04:21 AM

p0tzzz said:
Okay I see, thanks! As for ECC memory: what would you say would be the best sticks to get for 256gb? Would it be better to get a bunch of smaller ones, say a couple 32gb sticks etc?


the MB I recommended only supports 64GB Max un-Reg (UDIMM) or Reg (RDIMM) it has only 8 DIMM slots.

The MB you chose in your AMD build has 16 DIMM Slots and will "Theoretically" support 256GB of RDIMM's or 64GB UDIMMS.

I say Theoretically because right now, as there are not any DDR3 RDIMM's over 8GB's on the "Main Stream" consumer market. They do exist, but mostly at 1333 or slower speed and at +$200 a piece. I would recommend 64GB of the faster 1600 ECC memory over 128/256GB of 1333 memory.

both MB's/CPU's support Quad Channel RAM, so you want to buy 2 sets of 4 sticks (one set for each processor) for the best performance results.

I don't think you will need more than 64GB of RAM. Contact the software developer who's App you are using and ask them if it will even use more than 64GB.

I read that Samsung was producing 32GB DDR3 1866 ECC RDIMM's but I have not seen them for sale anywhere.
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