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#1 ronnie15

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 08:50 AM

Hello all,

                I am in the process of specing a new machine which I will have built for me and am not fully sure of my specs,  Here they are [ so far ] 

CPU Intel i9  7960x  [ was originally thinking of the AMD Threadripper ] but I guess i'm pretty much a dyed in the wool Intel guy.

Main drive   Intel DC P3600 2Tb.

Board  Asus x299 Deluxe.

Memory 128 Gb Corsair Dominator 3200.

PSU  Corsair  HX 1000w.

Storage,  am torn between a 2nd DC P or a Samsung 960 Pro 2Tb  would also like a traditional HDD such as 6Tb WD Gold.

 

Cooling will be Corsair Hydro [ not decided on model yet ]   It's the GPU that proves a dilemma, do I go with 2 x 1080 Ti's or 2 x Quadro p 2000's  The primary purpose of the machine is 3D Cad and Video editing  Gaming will be the secondary use.

The software used is Avid Media Composer Ultimate [ Video ] and Siemens NX [3d CAD ]  Budget will be £8000, at a push £9000.

 

any suggested revisions most welcome.

 

Regards,

 



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 03:51 PM

 

 

[ was originally thinking of the AMD Threadripper ] but I guess i'm pretty much a dyed in the wool Intel guy.

 

And why is that? Threadripper is more efficient and faster in most cases.

Where are you planning to buy from? 

I would get this: 

AMD EPYC 7401P 24-Core : £973

Supermicro H11SSL: £300

Same powersupply

but DDR4 ECC RAM: 1323.85

As for GPU i don't really know anything about Siemens NX. You may be able to go with 1 quaddro and 1 1080ti but i wouldn't recommend SLI. 


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 02:17 AM

HiCaptain_Chicken,

                                   The Siemens NX is a very high end high powered cad/ cam system. Both the mentioned software runs very well on my current machine it's just that I feel it is time to uprate the system and look for any improvements.

As for the Threadripper  I have nothing against AMD CPU'S it's only that I have used Intel since my very first machine [ better the devil you know ]  but if a change to AMD would be beneficial then it is something I would consider.

I like the look of the specs you posted  Would it be possible to have 2 of the CPU'S you mention ? 

 

As the main purpose of the machine would be running the aforementioned software  I would prefer to miss out the Ge Force card [s]  and probably go with 2 Quadro's if that is a possibility.  In effect I am after the best system for around £8000/9000

As far as I'm aware both Avid and NX are multi threaded apps so should benefit from a high core count.  Looking at the prices I could get 2 of the AMD'S for not much more that the 1 Intel  so that may be a possibility [ if technically possible ]

Good shout about making the Ram ECC type  I will certainly go that route  

 

Once I have the specs finalized the machine wlll be built in around 6 weeks from now, so I have time to get this right.

 

Thanks for your help.



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Posted 22 April 2018 - 02:29 AM

Further info, was looking at the Supermicro site and they have boards that support 2 of the AMD epyc cpu's  they also list compatible Ram for each board so will do some research on there.



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Posted 22 April 2018 - 08:52 AM

Good Idea. Also make sure you can get a case that supports EATX motherboards. 


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 10:35 AM

Captain_Chicken,

                                Many thanks for your help with this, it is much appreciated. :thumbup2: 






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