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Will this make a good render node for home use?

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October 14, 2012 9:23:09 PM

Hi everyone,

First post, although I've read many threads on this great forum! I use 3DS Max for some of my projects, and have decided to build a small render farm. This is a home studio, so space and noise are concerns. I was looking at Renderpro's RenderBoxx, because it satisfies all of my requirements except for one...PRICE!

I'm trying to solve the size/space issues using one of the compact cases from Shuttle. Since 3DS Max, in my configuration, is purely CPU intensive, I don't think I need a video card with this setup, because of the integrated processor video. This will NEVER be a workstation, simply a node. So, if you would be so kind as to look at this small render node, and provide your feedback, I would greatly appreciate it. Many thanks!

Newegg Wish List:

1 Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K
Item #: N82E16819116492
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy $569.99

2 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231311
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy $73.98

1 Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136533
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $109.99

1 Shuttle SX79R5 Intel Core i7 (LGA2011) Intel Socket LGA2011 Intel X79 none Barebone Shuttle SX79R5 Intel Core i7 (LGA2011) Intel Socket LGA2011 Intel X79 none Barebone
Item #: N82E16856101128
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $459.99


Thanks again!
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October 15, 2012 12:39:44 AM

You will need a discrete graphics card for that setup as LGA2011 does NOT have integrated graphics. That is reserved for it's mainstream equivalent LGA1155.

I would also look at faster RAM as the motherboard supports up to 1600MHz RAM.
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