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5000$ budget Workstation for VFX(houdini, Maya)

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August 8, 2012 10:41:06 AM

I try to make workstation in 5000$

Below list is around 4500$ in Amazon.
Could you give me some advices?

1.Dual Intel Xeon 8C E5 2650 2.0 GHz 8 LGA 2011 Processor BX80621E52650
2.ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS -LGA2011 Intel C602 Chipset DDR3 PCI Express SATA USB3.0 CEB Motherboard
3.Intel 520 Series Solid-State Drive 240 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch - SSDSC2CW240A3K5 (Reseller Kit)
4.Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Internal Desktop Hard Drive - WD2002FAEX
5.Corsair Professional Series Gold 1200-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-1200AX
6.Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower w/ SuperSpeed USB 3.0 w/ Window w/ Black Interior ATX Case (RC-942-KKN1)
7.Corsair Hydro Series H70 Core Liquid CPU Cooler - CW-9060002-WW – (* 2)
8.EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5, DVI, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4-way SLI Ready Graphics Card Graphics Cards 02G-P4-2680-KR
9. Corsair Vengeance 32 GB DDR3 1600MHz PC3 12800 Quad Channel 240 Pin Desktop Memory CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10 – Corsair ( 8GB * 4)
August 8, 2012 10:45:58 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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August 8, 2012 1:08:40 PM

kidsreturnjj said:
I try to make workstation in 5000$

Below list is around 4500$ in Amazon.
Could you give me some advices?

1.Dual Intel Xeon 8C E5 2650 2.0 GHz 8 LGA 2011 Processor BX80621E52650
2.ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS -LGA2011 Intel C602 Chipset DDR3 PCI Express SATA USB3.0 CEB Motherboard
3.Intel 520 Series Solid-State Drive 240 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch - SSDSC2CW240A3K5 (Reseller Kit)
4.Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Internal Desktop Hard Drive - WD2002FAEX
5.Corsair Professional Series Gold 1200-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-1200AX
6.Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower w/ SuperSpeed USB 3.0 w/ Window w/ Black Interior ATX Case (RC-942-KKN1)
7.Corsair Hydro Series H70 Core Liquid CPU Cooler - CW-9060002-WW – (* 2)
8.EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5, DVI, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4-way SLI Ready Graphics Card Graphics Cards 02G-P4-2680-KR
9. Corsair Vengeance 32 GB DDR3 1600MHz PC3 12800 Quad Channel 240 Pin Desktop Memory CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10 – Corsair ( 8GB * 4)



what do you plan on doing even? you dont need 4 680s to do work. a quadro card is a better choice. you kinda overkill every component
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August 8, 2012 4:20:54 PM

Yeah, a quadro card would be a better investment, they're much better for CAD etc
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August 8, 2012 8:16:10 PM

I'll do 3D VFX work as Houdini, Maya.
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August 8, 2012 8:42:22 PM

I personally don't think your going to need dual Xeons, i would stick to LGA 2011 with i7 extreme at $500, and at $5000 the word budget doesn't make sense. I'm not that sure what Houdini Maya VFX work is but if it is really that consuming continue with Xeon.

And i would say it's better to get Two H100's or two CM Evo's.

Also agree about the graphics card as other people are saying
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August 8, 2012 8:54:41 PM

something like this would be better

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/e9xF

id also wait for the quadro k5000 that will be coming out at the end of the year since it will perform much much better
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August 9, 2012 1:17:06 AM

Altay. Could you explain more why is Xeon is consumin in compare with i7 extreme?
Because I expect dual xeon is much faster than i7 extreme. Is it waste..?
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August 9, 2012 1:19:14 AM

ThebigTroll.
Thx so much your list! awesome.

But as you know Quadro k5000 is similar price with dual Xeon.

Dual Xeon 2650 + GTX 680 VS i7 3930 extreme + Quadro k5000.
Which one is better?
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August 9, 2012 2:10:10 AM

i7 3930k + k5000 will destroy the 680s in computation tasks. if the operations that you are doing are CPU based, the xeons will do better. if the tasks are on the GPU, the k5000 will destroy 4 680s easily (given nvidia optimizes their drivers differently)
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