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Yea I'd agree a sandy bridge build would work well here... too bad they pulled it from the market... wait a few months...
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Originally Posted by Tutoriael View Post
Oh.... he was on MSN couple minutes ago and I asked him and he sent me links, is it okay to post them here, so you can see what he wants? and Rate it and try to find a better one because I want to surprise him.

yup
post #73 of 415
post those links, will give us a better idea what he needs
post #74 of 415
4k? whew.

2 builds come to mind if buying this second, and excluding SB mobo's and thier issues.

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- i7 970
- 24GB DDR3
- GTX 580
- 250GB SSD/3TB 7200RPM
- 1000W Corsair SilentPro
- Two 27" 1200P LCD's

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- i7 980x
- 2 AMD Radeon 6970's
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- 30" 1600P LCD
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post #75 of 415
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Why would you need a $1000 video card? The quadros have their place, but I'm not sure it's what this guy needs.
well best graphic solutions for visual programs would be a quadro i think. and i guess hes more concerned about the rendering anyways so i guess a quadro isnt necessary.

read this at another forum

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i have researched this very question, because i too need to upgrade, also i have experience running games on a workstation that has a Xeon processor and a Quadro. first of all you need to strongly consider Dual Nehalem's (Xeons). that will make a giant difference when it comes time to render. ram looks good, but make sure you have more room to grow. for C4D the cool tricks that a QuadroFX can do go largely unused, the 295 is what i'm looking at as well. for Maya and Max i think Quadro's are important, maybe start with a 295 then switch to the Quadro when you stop using C4D.

for gaming a Xeon processor, and a Quadro are bad. games don't really know what to do with them and you end up with lower settings than you should have to use. having a 295 instead should fix this problem, but don't expect a game to recognize that you have more than one processor.
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He has windows OS Installed, I don't want to change it for him. I think he has alot of programs he bought that only for WINDOWS. Like Cinema 4d, or whatever, and Vegas Sony. and After Adobe, effects. Or some type of programs like these he uses alot I've seen in the past weeks.

-John
Stick with windows John, especially if that's what your son's familiar with. I'd build a system on that digital storm site!

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yea well you said he doesnt even game so you dont want to buy some 500$ video card you need a 1000$ video card if its a workstation :/
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post #77 of 415
These guys mostly hit the nail on the head.

Either going for a SR-2 or going for a top end overclocked Sandy bridge is the way to go for a decent work machine.

Personally I still see preference in going for a high end gaming card > a work station card unless the system is strictly being used for work.

Being that case I would personally go for a SR-2.
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Let him build it himself.
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+1, Quadros and FireGLs are really overpriced.

All of the newer gaming cards have excellent OpenGL performance (which is what matters in 3D modeling and layout).

I have a GTS250 that works great in lightwave, zbrush and poser.
My wife has a 9600 gso currently, but she's getting my GTS 250 as I'm upgrading. The 9600 gso is plenty for photoshop and the 2 monitors she has.
post #80 of 415
I would second others in saying that the monitor is the most important part. If you can squeeze a bit more cash you can go with an overclocked 8 core/16 thread build with 48 gig of ram (you can expand up to 96GB on the SR2 I believe), prices are rough estimates.

It all depends how much he needs extra cores and memory, if faster cpu with only 6 cores/12 threads with a max of 24GB then go with a 1366/980x build. If 4cores/8threads and 16GB is enough then go with a sandy bridge build:

Dual Processor build: 8 cores/16 threads 48 gb of ram, slow HD's, decent graphics

1x U3011 monitor = $1400
1 x SR2 motherboard = $600
2 x E5520 cpus = 2*390 = $780
1x GTX570 gpu = 350
2x Megahalems coolers = 160
2x2TB drives = 200
Case (800d or equivalent) = 270
850W Supply = 120
2x3*8GB sticks = 1400

Total = 5020

980x build: 6 cores/12 threads 24 gig of ram, fast HD, decent graphics

U3011 = 1400
980x = 1000
R3E = 380
24GB of ram = 480
128GB C300 SSD = 280
1*2TB = 100
Rasa 360 kit = 150
850W supply = 120
Case 800d = 270
GTX570 = 350

total 4280

Sandy Bridge Build: 4 cores/8 threads, 16GB of ram, fast HD, fast graphics

u3011 - 1400
2600k cpu - 330
Maximus IV motherboard - 300
16gb of ram - 420
1*2TB = 100
Rasa 360 kit = 150
850W supply = 120
Case 800d = 270
GTX580 = 500

total = 3590

Like I said these are rough estimates of price, if you want a more precise pricing on any of these let me know, of course you will have to assemble yourself, but like others have said, it's not hard.

Personally I would go with the 980x build because

vs sandy bridge:
- you'll have to replace the sandy bridge motherboard eventually because of the cougar point bug
- it has more threads/memory than the sandybridge

vs dual processor:
- it will overclock to a higher frequency than the dual processor xeon which has a base frequency of 2.4GHz
- he *probably* doesn't need more than 24 gig of ram
- you get a wicked fast ssd
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