Approximate Purchase Date: Thursday November 15th, thats only 2 days .... sorry
Budget Range: $5,000 (use it or lose it)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: EVLA data reduction system using CASA. Large data sets performing fourier transforms
Are you buying a monitor: Yes, dual screens
Parts to Upgrade: full computer build -- parts listed below
Do you need to buy OS: No, installing Ubuntu
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: strictly newegg
Parts Preferences: I would like to keep with the listed Xeon CPUs if I can
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: Basic: at least 1024x768, dual monitors preferred
Additional Comments: I am trying to optimize the IO for use with special software (CASA) that utilitizes as many cores as possible, but requires 4GB per core.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading? This is a new computer designed specifically to process large datasets for physics research. From other people who have built similar systems I know that I will need about 10 TB of hard drive capacity. The software, CASA, will utilize as many cores as available. I am trying to provide 16 cores and 4GB per core = 64 GB of RAM. To avoid any IO bottleneck with the hard drives I planned to use 8 3TB hard drives in a RAID 10 array. CASA primarily performs large continuous reads and writes.
I am mostly concerned that there maybe something incompatible with the components in this build that I haven't thought of. I also just learned that the motherboard doesn't use a standard E-ATX configuration and Im not sure if it will fit in my case or if the heatsinks will fit. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
That list includes:
Fractal Design Define XL Titanium Grey w/ USB 3.0 ATX Full Tower Silent PC Computer Case 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2650 Sandy Bridge-EP 2.0GHz (2.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 95W 8-Core Server Processors
SUPERMICRO MBD-X9DRL-3F-O ATX Server Motherboard Dual LGA 2011 DDR3 1600 8 x Kingston 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ECC Registered Server Memory DR x4 Hynix C Model KVR16R11D4/8HC
StarTech PEXSAT34 PCI-Express 2.0 x4 Low Profile Ready SATA III (6.0Gb/s) 4-Port SATA and 1-Port eSATA Controller Card
EVGA 256-P1-N400-LR GeForce 6200 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Video Card 8 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 in - This will be a RAID 10 Array 1 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5 - This will be for the OS 2 x SilenX EFZ-120HA5 120mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Coolers
NZXT Air Flow Series RF-FZ140-02 140mm Case Fan
CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3
You're right thanks for the correction about the mother board. The website has me nervous about "Revision M". I don't know what that means. Here's what SuperMicro says:
Important Chassis Notes
* To support the new generation Intel® Xeon® processor-based motherboards,Revision M chassis is recommended. Please talk to your sales representative for details.
And thanks for checking the PSU. I wrote down a feature comparison so I could better understand the difference. Since Im planning to have 9 SATA hard drives + 1 SATA DVD drive, will that PSU work? Its got more wattage but only 8 SATA connectors.
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 8-Pin EPS 12V
8 x Peripheral
12 x SATA
2 x Floppy
4 x PCI-E
SeaSonic USA X-850
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin, 600mm)
1 x 4+4 Pin EPS 12V (650mm)
1 x 8 Pin EPS 12V (650mm)
8 x Peripheral
8 x SATA
2 x Floppy
4 x PCI-E (600mm)
And finally, is there a problem with the HeatSink I've chosen? Newegg lists the heatsink as compatible with my socket (LGA2011) but I wasn't sure if there is any thing else that must be compatible... like the motherboard.
Again thanks for your help with this. Its my first build and I just want to make sure there wont be any disasters when I power it up