Advice I'm looking for is any glaring errors, any tips on getting this price down without a hit to performance and system stability etc... Does anyone know if you can get free shipping from newegg buying this much stuff?
Any other help appreciated.
Other Notes: I will need CUDA, pots of RAM and as many Cores as I can get.
1: i dont really see the point of server memory when i have yet to hear about memory errors killing someones rig. memory is pretty reliable
2:id suggest a quadro 2000 or a quadro 4000 given this is a workstation build
3:better value psu http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=62224&vpn=P1750BNLG9&m...
more cuda cores doesnt mean it is better. quadro cards have drivers that are suited for work and geforce cards have drivers suited for games. quadro cards have all the processing power dedicated to render and compute while geforce cards have performance caps and are designed for having the highest frame rate possible
therefore, the quadro card performs much better in work but sucks in games.
you could wait for new quadro cards that are coming out at the end of the year (based off of the kelper arctecture found on 600s series cards)
herd u can use the cuda rendering drivers on gaming cards to get rendering performace up
i may say look at evga board ram isnt as high but 96 gig good
reson say evga board is the sli crossfire capabilty yet to see it on these boards i know of
still woundering if 96gig is true cap
You could choose a different cpu cooler if you wanted, and also add a 1TB 7200rpm hard drive. But the 256gb solid state drive will get you going for sure. For a close to $2000 budget I would choose to get the 6 core 3930k cpu. But if you want to save some money and still be fast, the i7-3770(k) is a good choice ($300) and also would save money on it's motherboard (H77 for 3770, and Z77 for 3770k).