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time for a new computer

Postby Flabello Meandroid » July 2nd, 2012, 5:22 pm

It's way risky to run a business like I do with only one computer- plus I can pass off the rendering to the old 2nd machine.

I'm looking at:

Intel i7 Six Core Enhanced Performance Processor (4.5 Ghz)
16GB DDR3 1600 (8 DIMMS)
NVIDIA Quadro 4000 2GB
1TB 7,200rpm SATA
60GB 2.5 SSD Cache Hard Drive (Paired with Non-SSD Drives Only)
20X Dual Layer DVD±RW Writer
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition 64-Bit

Intel® Core.i7 Extreme 2nd Generation
Liquid Cooled
Intel® X79 Chipset
Quad Channel DDR3-1333-1600
. . (8 DIMMS)

(4) Serial ATA 3Gb/s ports *
. . (RAID 0 and 1)
(2) Serial ATA 6Gb/s ports *
(2) Serial ATA 6Gb/s ports Marvell Controller *
(2) Gigabit Ethernet port
7.1 HD Audio
. . Front panel mic + audio out
(1) S/PDIF Out (Optical)
(12) USB 2.0 ports:
. . (2) Front, (10) Rear
(4) USB 3.0 ports:
. . (2) Front, (2) Rear
(2) 1394a ports:
. . (1) Front,(1) Rear
(1) ESATA Port Rear
1050W Power Supply
4U: 7"w x 17"h x 19"d
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby _Andy » July 2nd, 2012, 5:43 pm

I have no idea but that sounds pretty impressive.
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby Flabello Meandroid » July 2nd, 2012, 5:46 pm

Pretty expensive too.
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby _Andy » July 2nd, 2012, 5:47 pm

How much of it can you write off - if any?
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby Flabello Meandroid » July 2nd, 2012, 5:49 pm

Sure, all of it. It'll run 4 to 5 k.

The funny thing is- while I was on the phone with a salesman, POs arrived in my email that would cover it. :lol:
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby _Andy » July 2nd, 2012, 5:53 pm

:D
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby sfsuphysics » July 2nd, 2012, 6:46 pm

That's a beast of a machine to be sure, 4-5k sounds a bit on the high side... compared to a build it yourself bit, but I guess in a business it's better to let someone else do all the dirty work.

Not sure exactly what you do for a living (something with graphics I'm guessing) or what part of the computer you need to do it (i.e. is your software CPU intensive, or does it in fact use the graphics card as well), but any way you slice it you're going to save money on heating your place with that rig :D
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby Prawnman » July 2nd, 2012, 6:52 pm

sfsuphysics wrote:That's a beast of a machine to be sure, 4-5k sounds a bit on the high side... compared to a build it yourself bit, but I guess in a business it's better to let someone else do all the dirty work.

Not sure exactly what you do for a living (something with graphics I'm guessing) or what part of the computer you need to do it (i.e. is your software CPU intensive, or does it in fact use the graphics card as well), but any way you slice it you're going to save money on heating your place with that rig :D



We've had numerous threads on what he does and why he needs the computing power... and you've posted in every single one of them :lol:
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby sfsuphysics » July 2nd, 2012, 6:58 pm

Yeah, but you're making the assumption because I post in a thread about a topic I commit that to long term memory... and I will tell you I most assuredly do not most of the time.

I probably posted in the threads because the computer power is what catches my interest, kind of just like in this thread.
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby wings » July 2nd, 2012, 7:04 pm

I need a new one too. Prolly will get a Dell.
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby Prawnman » July 2nd, 2012, 7:08 pm

sfsuphysics wrote:Yeah, but you're making the assumption because I post in a thread about a topic I commit that to long term memory... and I will tell you I most assuredly do not most of the time.

I probably posted in the threads because the computer power is what catches my interest, kind of just like in this thread.


Sorry... figured you'd have remembered all the 3D graphics he's posted over the years, and the countless references in countless threads :)

It's a topic I am active in, and close to my heart, so that could be why I tend to remember em ;)
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby sfsuphysics » July 2nd, 2012, 7:11 pm

yeah I recalled it had something to do with graphics but couldn't place my finger on what exactly... plus I do seem to recall he taught (teaches?) at a community college, but specifics beyond that... eh. Obviously it's something that makes him willing to plunk down 5k on a rig though :D
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby NSFW » July 2nd, 2012, 7:12 pm

Friend of mine just built one like that himself Dan but he had 64 GB RAM and he only paid $2,500.
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby Flabello Meandroid » July 2nd, 2012, 7:13 pm

(i.e. is your software CPU intensive, or does it in fact use the graphics card as well),


My normal renderer doesn't really make use of GPU. Some fluid simulations might- but its rare that I need that. The quadro doesn't have a huge number of cuda cores. The alternative would be some geforce card I guess- I have one now and don't like the thing at all. Quirky.
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby Flabello Meandroid » July 2nd, 2012, 7:14 pm

sfsuphysics wrote:yeah I recalled it had something to do with graphics but couldn't place my finger on what exactly... plus I do seem to recall he taught (teaches?) at a community college, but specifics beyond that... eh. Obviously it's something that makes him willing to plunk down 5k on a rig though :D


I have a pretty busy business doing 3d animation and illustration.
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby MegaDeTH » July 2nd, 2012, 7:14 pm

avoid liquid cooled unless your gonna overclock the hell out of it

the condensations wrecks everything
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby Flabello Meandroid » July 2nd, 2012, 7:18 pm

NSFW wrote:Friend of mine just built one like that himself Dan but he had 64 GB RAM and he only paid $2,500.


Maybe. I roughly came up with $3500, but not 2500. I looked at Puget and Maingear builders and came up with $4300 minimum. Boxx is $5K but they are the only one I looked at offer it at 4.5 ghz.

Not having to build it myself and a next day on-site service for 3 years is definitely worth $1000 to me. In the amount of time it takes me to build a computer I can bill enough to pay someone to make me one, easy.
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby Flabello Meandroid » July 2nd, 2012, 7:19 pm

MegaDeTH wrote:avoid liquid cooled unless your gonna overclock the hell out of it

the condensations wrecks everything


I think 4.5 is pretty overclocked, no? They must have a strategy for condensation, I would think...
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby MegaDeTH » July 2nd, 2012, 7:22 pm

PS that chipset does not go to 4ghz so that rig is already overclocked and tweaked
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Re: time for a new computer

Postby MegaDeTH » July 2nd, 2012, 7:22 pm

Flabello Meandroid wrote:
MegaDeTH wrote:avoid liquid cooled unless your gonna overclock the hell out of it

the condensations wrecks everything


I think 4.5 is pretty overclocked, no? They must have a strategy for condensation, I would think...


they dont, it's impossible there will be condensation no matter what
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