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I'd go with a GTX 590 or anything Nvidia. I feel like more applications use CUDA than whatever ATI's implementation is
AMD stream i believe its called .

and im not so sure about the 590, last time i checked, the VRM's havnt been fixed. and not bashing on nvidia. just my opinion.
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AMD stream i believe its called .

and im not so sure about the 590, last time i checked, the VRM's havnt been fixed. and not bashing on nvidia. just my opinion.

It's only a problem when overclocking At stock they're fine
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i7 990x
a decent motherboard (evga, asus, gigabyte etc.)
12 - 24GB ram
120GB+ ssd for os and main programs (maya, photoshop, after effects etc.)
possibly another ssd for project files and rendered images.
however many extra drives for you need for storage (spinpoint, caviar black, etc.)
a gtx 580 would be more than adequate.. i don't know your friend's club's level of experience with the software, but unless they plan on doing fluid animations, ndynamics etc. and playing it all back in the viewport.. believe me, you'll be fine with a gtx 580.
~850w psu.
and a decent case with good air flow as the rig will more than likely be running continuously.

i'm guessing they got educational licenses, else that's where the bulk of your $5500 would be going.

EDIT: Dell U2410 or U3011
Edited by s0d0mg0m0rrah - 4/26/11 at 9:23pm
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Ok here's my two cents, being a graphic designer and a videographer. I can give you a run down of the basics but if you want an actual specific list, let me know and I can build one for you but there are the basics... aside from your intel platform you'll need a large pool of RAM - anything from 12 gigs to 16 gigs is more than enough, 8 gigs is great, too but because of your large budget lets go for 12-16 especially for the video rendering. Second, if you're using Adobe's creative suite for anything design related (which is industry standard) you'll have to go with an nVidia graphics card solution for the moment since Adobe only really supports the CUDA function right now when it comes to video rendering. Those CUDA cores will knock some serious time off the rendering queue as opposed to having to use the CPU to render. So in this case, I'd recommend SLI-ing two GTX580s or two GTX590s if you had the cash to spare. Next up, because of the nature of the mercury engine and the Creative Suite as a whole, they use something called "Scratch Disks" I do not recommend using SSD's as your scratch disks as they only have so many read and writes before they fail, what I'd do and actually do, do, is buy a few raptor drives and use them as your scratch disks exclusively and run your operating system and creative suite off the SSD disk for faster functionality.

Hope that helps.


Edit: Adding: I almost forgot, you need screens! This is a HUGE thing. You need a screen that represents the most accurate printing colors and palette you're using.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...119&Tpk=proart

Those screens will reproduce Adobe's RGB palette to the 98th percentile utilizing over a billion colors. It's definitely a must.
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the only difference in a dual cpu motherboard will be. you will require 2 sets of ram (for each cpu, possibly 8gb kit for each one) and the cpu has to be the xeon's with dual QPI.

will you guys be overclocking this?
I seriously doubt it. I'm not in control over whether or not we do, but why would we risk ruining 5 grand worth of parts?

Also, do the CPU's work together in this scenario? Sorry for the questions, it is just that I have no experience at all with dual CPU's.
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good to know LocKDowN.. i haven't run into any problems using my ssd as scratch disk. i might bust out the old raptors then.
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post #27 of 75
Another vote for the SR-2 here!

Also, you don't need to go way overboard on the graphics cards. The most important thing to worry about is the processor(s).
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good to know LocKDowN.. i haven't run into any problems using my ssd as scratch disk. i might bust out the old raptors then.
I haven't either but that's the idea, right? I'd be out of luck if I'd lose some of what I was working on if the SSD's went as my scratch disks. I'd lose all my opened work.

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Another vote for the SR-2 here!

Also, you don't need to go way overboard on the graphics cards. The most important thing to worry about is the processor(s).
Not quite - more CUDA Cores = much less video rendering time. As for the actual photoshop/illustrator usage, the cards only use OpenGL for rotating and skewing images or doing the basic 3D work Adobe now offers in those two programs.

As of right now, if the video cards are AMD cards then thats a waste until Stream is supported.
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I seriously doubt it. I'm not in control over whether or not we do, but why would we risk ruining 5 grand worth of parts?

Also, do the CPU's work together in this scenario? Sorry for the questions, it is just that I have no experience at all with dual CPU's.
i see, then u can some some money on cooling.

and the cpu's can work alone or together hence the dual QPI on the cpu itself.
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You'd definitely need one of these Quadro 6000. They're the fastest workstation graphics card available to date. Will help speed things up along nicely
    
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