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#1 cr0s3

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 02:26 AM

Hello,

 

I am looking to buy a computer or make one myself. I had a dell studio 1558 with Intel® Core™ i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz but it got busted recently and now i have to make a change.

Since my budget is limited up to 500 euro i started browsing some second hand pc`s because i got sick and tired from the overheating of the laptops. When i got the studio it was 2010 and for photoshop and after effects cs 4 it was perfect and until today it was running almost everything including games like assassins creed or NBA 2014, 2015. Eventually i found a company which is selling workstations for 460 euro around and i got my eye on 2 of them. As i read more and more i discovered that the CPU`s and the GPu`s are actually a bit older so I guess my question is does they worth it or i should look for something better. So far I am comparing it with a laptop which was tortured to render crazy hours and having games played at it so any opinions and ideas are welcome. Thank you

 

1st

Dell Precision T3500 

- CPU Intel Xeon W3550 3.06Ghz.
- 12Gb Ram PC3 Reg ECC
- 500 GB Harddisk Sata
- 240 GB SSD Samsung Enterprise + Bracket
- DVD-Rewriter
- Nvidia Quadro FX-1800

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Dell Precision 5500
2x Xeon E5530 2.4 GHz - 16 Threads 
- 24Gb Ram PC3 Reg ECC
- 1 Tb Harddisk SATA
- DVD-Rom
- Nvidia Quadro FX-1800
- Gigabit Lan



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Posted 15 May 2015 - 02:51 AM

welcome to BC!!!

 

i would go with the first one. it has a faster cpu and the ssd 

 

the second one looks like a great server though ..if that was the usage, then it would be the better choice.

 

the quadro fx 1800 is going to be fine with your applications, but real frustrating playing games.  also, do these units have any details about the power supply?


Edited by synergy513, 15 May 2015 - 03:15 AM.

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 03:06 AM

There is no information on the power supply.About the video card with extra 60 euro i can get an quadro 2000 on both machines.

No I wont use them as servers, worst case scenario after several months maybe buy 2 more so i can farm rendering.

Right now they are around 420.I also found another machine which seems nice i would like your opinion for it towards the workstations.

It is a gaming pc i guess.

Cooler Master Power Supply: Cooler Master 460 Watt

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V GEN3

 Processor: Intel 2600 (3.4 GHz) 

Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 520 (1GB) 

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP CML8GX3M2A1600C9 (2x4 GBtotaal 8 GB)

 Hard Drive: 1TB DVD burner / player



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Posted 15 May 2015 - 03:26 AM

gt 520 is no good for what your usage is.

 

w3550 is older and socket 1366, the 2600 is newer and more energy efficient. they are around the same performance, apparently

 

the workstation t3500 is more suitable for extended continuous service hours.

 

quadro 2000, i am not sure as of yet, is it the k2000?

 

it looks like a fermi equivalent of the 550ti, much better than the fx 1800, maybe worth the additional 60 E

 

i vote for t3500 with the q2000


Edited by synergy513, 15 May 2015 - 03:39 AM.

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 03:39 AM

Saddly it is not mentioned is it k2000 or just 2000

Here is a link to the page maybe it can clear some things.

http://www.queensystems.nl/detail/4156682-101793-101793-dell-precision-t3500-cpu-intel-xeon-w3550-3-06ghz



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Posted 15 May 2015 - 03:47 AM

ok, the k2000 is really new, so it is probably the fermi, definitely worth the E60 up from fx 1800.

 

but definitely keep your attention span open for the radeon 7970. are your applications specifically nvidia? 

 

i would have a 7970  myself, but my dassault systemes apps specify nvidia only


Edited by synergy513, 15 May 2015 - 03:50 AM.

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 04:45 AM

No i don`t have problem with nvidia/amd so far i have been using only amd on my previous machines.

It was still pointed to me now that its not worth to invest so much in old technology do you think i can find equivalent of those parts which to be due date? 



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Posted 15 May 2015 - 12:16 PM

for the most part, everything is going to be old in short time frame the way the new items keep coming within months., so the older wares can be a good bargain. the first thing to differentiate is the cycles. there are the breakthroughs, then just enhancements.

 

i.e core 2 processors were a real breakthrough from the old pentium 4s, whereas the i5 was an enhancement of the old core2quads.

 

so when the new tech is just an enhancement, then the replaced tech can be a real bargain. also, intel is going to be releasing what appears to be a breakthrough cpu shortly.... the starlake serie which will make the older cpu less appealing...and less expensive but plenty capable


Edited by synergy513, 15 May 2015 - 12:20 PM.

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