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I don't know the prices but if it's cheaper to buy a 4*8gb kit then get that, won't lose any performance and allows you to upgrade later. The 850W will be fine and enable a bit of expansion later. Have you considered an SSD for OS and applications?

There is no need for SSD, VelociRaptor should be enough to handle it.
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I am not exactly sure if this motherboard will fit in this case LIAN LI PC-V750B, but based on the holes on the motherboard tray it's should fit ith no problems. Can somebody confirm on that?
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850 should be enough.

The EVGA board is more like an overclocking board. You don't need the evga as it's meant to be mostly used for LN2 benching with the best of the best cpus and gpus.

Are you going to even use this enough to justify the 4k price? Is 3d rendering and modeling your job? Get this setup only if you are serious about 3d rendering and modeling or if your work is based on this.

It's my work... I will save a lot f time, my current 990x can't keep up and lag a lot.
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There is no need for SSD, VelociRaptor should be enough to handle it.

I agree for the most part. Raw speed will be equivalent but random I/O will be faster with an SSD. He could still see noticeable benefits from it.
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You should consider buying ECC drams. One big benefit of using Xeon processor is that it support ECC, which will add considerably more fidelity to your workstation.

Also, I recommend you to get SSDs in RAID configuration. It will be much better than high speed HDDs in terms of everything but price. If your work has large number of small data(textures and so on...) to load, SSD should be the right choice. Get additional 3~4TB HDD for your archive and use your ssds for your current project. I'm pretty sure that you'll be fine with 2 X 256GB SSDs.
Edited by Whalemeal - 2/13/13 at 10:35am
post #16 of 18
I disagree with the low-end Xeon choice.
I would not consider Xeons getting into the picture before octa-core / higher GHz models, always on 2P boards. So we are talking something in the 2660 range or better.

The vast majority of modeling work - which for most users outweighs the time you spend rendering quite a bit - is not multi threaded.
In your case, that leaves you with 1 out of 24 threads running 2.5GHz at best, pulling all the load while the rest are idling.

A X79 board will get you all that you want in any scenario that won't require more than 64GB of ram (very very few professionals actually do), and a 3930K will be vastly faster in general tasks, while a shy slower while rendering. It can also be safely overclocked to 4.5GHz without crazy volts or cooling, making it much faster.

In Cinebench 11.5 multithraded benchmark the 2P E5-2620 might get around 13-13.5 points, while the 4.5GHz O/Ced 3930Ks play around 12.5-12.8.

A 2P 2660 16C/32T would be pushing 20s or so, and would be a nice improvement despite the single thread performance loss, but we are talking lots of monies.

So, I would think a 3930K along with a nice X79 board and 32GB of RAM (4x8GB) would do great, in most cases much better than the 2620s pair.
It cannot do ECC, but that's not that bad.

If you don't care about O/Cing, a 3960X or 3970X might be an option too - it will cost you the same as the pair of 2620s, but you get a nice factory clock boost - those are the fastest processors for 1P applications out there.

The Quadro 4000 is a nice card - no need for something more expensive if it is not for GPU rendering stuff.

In your spot, I would go for the 3930K (even without O/C) and if I would need more rendering power than that, I would spend the $500 or so saved from not getting the Xeon CPU/Mobo, to build an FX-8350 rendering node, with future plans for extending it to a far of similar machines.
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post #17 of 18
i dont know what software you use , but most of the time , firepro cards will be much cheaper and better performing then quadro cards .
the problem is if they have a suitable driver for whatever you do .
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4 sticks and 8 sticks are Quad Channel.

yes in a single cpu setup, since there is 2 you need to split your ram across them
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