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Xeon E5-1650 HP Workstation VS i7 3930K Custom PC


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#1 daverty

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

Hello,
I need your advice in finalizing the decision on the workstation that I will use to work a large-scale number crunching project. I need a computer to both finalize the analysis system framework and also for the production pc to later perform the daily analysis of the stock price data. My 2009 laptop is simply not coping any more….The number crunching project would involve recalculating five or seven 300-500 Mb Excel files in sequence each day and posting the results for my site visitors who pay for this service…..I need to make sure the pc I have will be able to handle such huge workload and will also stay stable – so that this can be done on a recurring basis…I would not be able to afford a single day off out of this project….

I am selecting between
Xeon E5-1650 HP Z 420(1 x Xeon E5-1650 / 3.2 GHz - RAM 8 GB - HDD 1 x 500 GB - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - no graphics - Gigabit Ethernet - Windows 7 Professional 64-bit - Intel vPro Technology )

and a custom build PC that will feature i7 3930K processor, the 16 gb of ram (twice the 8 mb in the HP workstation) plus a SSD disk and a Philips display and a video card (all of these I would need to buy for the HP workstation)….

Custom build PC surely allows much more freedom of component selection but I am very worried that the components might not fully match….or they will fail to co-work properly altogether a little bit afterwards – in the midst of the important number crunching run made for the PAYIGN customers……

Xeon E5-1650 HP Z 420 in turn sounds great - Apart from the fact that I need to buy all those additional parts (like SSD and Display and a video card)….I wonder if the workstation based on the lower speed CPU like the E5-1620 can pull it off equally or similarlyfast???

I really need extremely stable system for this project….

Another thought is just buying one lower end custom PC based on the i7 3730K CPU – finalizing the system on it and then to purchase a Xeon based workstation later on for the production…..and use the i7 3730K as a backup system….


I also had a question – do you think Xeon E5-1650 is much more stable than i7 3930K?

Thanks and please let me know what you think,

Dave

Edited by daverty, 13 January 2013 - 04:02 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

Go with custom, it will be cheaper. You won't have to move up to another computer (which would be more expensive) and you would be able to spend your money on HDD's which you will need. A fast HDD and slow external HDD's is best, plus max out your RAM. Also some more HDD for back ups and you should be good. Both computers would give you processing power, but the one that gives you more for less is what I would do plus I like i7 much better.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:52 AM

Go with custom, it will be cheaper. You won't have to move up to another computer (which would be more expensive) and you would be able to spend your money on HDD's which you will need. A fast HDD and slow external HDD's is best, plus max out your RAM. Also some more HDD for back ups and you should be good. Both computers would give you processing power, but the one that gives you more for less is what I would do plus I like i7 much better.



thank you for your reply....I wonder if a XEON E3-1230V2 based system can pull of recalculating 500 MB excel files thousands of times daily???? Please let me know what you think of the following server (it costs 2 times less than the top z420 workstation using the e5-1650 Xeon):

DELL PowerEdge T110 II TOWER Quad Core Xeon E3-1230v2 3.3GHz(8MB cache 69W Turbo), 4GB DDR3 1333MHz

do you think this server can be used as a workstation instead of the HP z420?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:30 AM

Well, a lot of new processors can handle that, the question is how well can your CPU and build handle your program or programs. Look at your programs you'll be running and then decide on your specs and OS. I know very little details about what your doing and the programs you'll run, if you want to run them at the same time, and the set up you want to accomplish. If you want to tell me more, I could then better help you with what your looking at.

I am not interested in the data your working with, just your programs, OS, and job your doing. You gave me a vague idea, so I will only be able to give you a vague answer.

Edited by cee134, 16 January 2013 - 08:33 AM.





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