Originally Posted by orlanano
Good day to all. I'm about to build a machine with the following characteristics:
-BOARD ASUS P9X79-E-WS
-D.D. SSD Samsung 840PRO 256Gb
-Fuente CoolerMaster 1000W SPG
-Memoria ECC Samsung DDR3 1600MHZ 4 barras de 8gb =32GB (M391B1G73BH0-CK0)
-Procesador INTEL E5-2690 2.9GHZ 8CORE
-Disipador de Procesador NOCTUA NH-D14 SP2011
-Targeta de Video PNY NVIDIA QUADRO K5000
-Coprocesador de Video PNY NVIDIA TESLA K20
-Unidad Quemadora DVD LG
-CAJA CoolerMaster STORM TROOPER
The question is that as you think, and as you see the component compatibility, and you have to respect opinions, knowing that will be used for analysis computing environments in CAD-CAM-CAE.
With E5-2690, ECC memory, Quadro, and Tesla, you've gotta perfect computing platform. Here are a few things I think you might find useful:
1. Contact Asus to make sure your exact ECC memory is supported by this motherboard. I couldn't find the list of supported ECC memories in the QVL doc. Here is the link to the QVL (Qualified Vendor List for memory) http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/Socket2011/P9X79-E_WS/Manual&QVL/P9X79-E_WS_memory_QVL_130625.pdf
2. The CPU's based on the SB-E architecture which include the E5-2690 might or might not (It's a crap shoot) have issues when the PCI-E lanes are run in Gen3 mode. This might not be an issue in your case since both the k20 and k5000 are Gen2 cards.
3. Intel Xeon E5-26xx v2 CPU's are rumored to be released soon. The Xeon E5-2697 v2 with 12 cores looks really good
According to Asus p9x79-e ws will support them. Although they haven't released the bios update to enable IB-E yet. http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Xeon/Intel-Xeon%20E5-2697%20v2.html
4. Since CAD-CAM applications deal with large files, you might benefit from multiple Samsung 840 Pros in RAID.
Good luck with your build and let us know how it goes.