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Are These Good workstation builds?

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December 21, 2012 12:52:58 AM

So I have two builds here, there is an Intel based Set-up and an AMD one. Which one would you suggest and is there anything that I can upgrade or change while reducing the price.


Intel Set-up

CPU - Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K - $570
CPU Cooler - COOLER MASTER Seidon 120M RL-S12M-24PK-R1 Water Cooler - $65
Motherboard - MSI Big Bang-XPower II LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 XL ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - $380
RAM - Patriot Viper 3 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model PV332G186C0QKRD - $170
SSD - Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2BAA 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $205
Optical Drive - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM - $20
PSU - APEVIA WARLOCK POWER ATX-WA1100W 1100W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - $100
OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM - $100
Case - NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case - $120
GPU - PNY VCQ4000-PB Quadro 4000 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Workstation Video Card - $730
Total: $2460


AMD Set-up

CPU - AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.9GHz/4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor with Liquid Cooling Kit FD8150FRGUWOX - $250
CPU Cooler - AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.9GHz/4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor with Liquid Cooling Kit FD8150FRGUWOX - $0
Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - $100
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C10Q-32GXL - $170
SSD - Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2BAA 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $205
Optical Drive - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM - $20
PSU - APEVIA WARLOCK POWER ATX-WA1100W 1100W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - $100
OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM - $100
Case - NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case - $120
GPU - ATI 100-505603 FirePro V8800 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFire Supported Full Height / Full Length Workstation Video Card - $1150

Total: 2215

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December 21, 2012 1:38:35 AM

if your just going to do high end video rendering on the machines. your better off buying a server mb and dropping the money for two cpu. if i was building a render pc i would not use a desktop cpu and gaming mb. I would use a tyan or super micro mb and stock 1600/1300 ram. and a workstation cpu. i would also switch out the water system for a large metal block heat sink. the new intel workstation cpu run real cold at stock voltages. under full load a good metal heat sink will keep any of the newer intel cpu cold. also drop the power supply down to 750w. the fire gl take 225w. if not i would swap out that no name brand 100w unit for a sesonic or a rebranded one. if i was making a workstation i be looking at gold or platinum rated power supplys.
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