I've been lurking for some time and am doing a build and I just want to check opinions with everyone here. will this build work? I've got some misgivings mostly about the motherboard. however the alternative the SR-X seems even less reliable. anyway heres the component list:
MB: Asus Z9PE-D8 WS (dual processor, 2011 board)
CPU: 1x E5-2687W (3.1ghz 8-core)
RAM: 2x Kingston Server Premier 16GB 1600MHZ DDR3 registerd RAM
GPU: LEADTEK NVIDIA QUADRO K5000
HDD: 1x OCZ Vector 256GB
2x WDD Caviar Black 2TB
PSU: Corsair AX1200I (1200W Platinum PSU)
COOLING: Corsair H100I
CASE: Coolmaster Cosmos II
OS: Windows 8 PRO 64BIT
The main idea of this rig is upgradability, I plan on running 2 sli k5000 and atleast 1 NVIDIA Tesla using maximus, adding another CPU of the same and then adding ram as neccessary.
The main use of this rig is solid modelling, 3D rendering, and video encoding.
I've contemplated using render nodes however I believe it might just be easier to use one central rig than licencing and networking multiple nodes as my networking prowess is subpar.
My main issue is are all the components compatible, I haven't missed anything major?
Anyway, looking at the case and cooling system, where are you going to connect that radiator with two 120mm fans when the case back plate only has a single 120mm fan location? TheN00bBuilder's cooling option doesn't seem all that bad an idea (though you may need to go with low-profile RAM.