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    Need advice on building a system for rendering

    This is what it ended up being CPU: Intel xeon v1230 v2 RAM: GSkill 16gb 2 x 8 gb Vid card: nvidia GTX 650 2gb (will change in future) Mobo: MSI B75 micro atx, H77 board failed, haven't tried the replacement, will probably sell at a loss. PSU: PC power and cooling 400W psu, Corsair PSU...
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    Need advice on building a system for rendering

    Why not two e5520's because that setup just isn't gonna happen, a two core setup just isn't cheap. Opteron isn't a go because a starting 8 core is almost if not the same price as an i7-3770k/2600k the 6 core valencia is at the same price point. I could check amazon but not gonna go that...
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    Need advice on building a system for rendering

    Your right...Well ram cooler height isn't that high only about .5inch higher than normal RAM. Not even that. Worst case I'm taking the stock cooler. yep I think these two should clear it. ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler COOLER MASTER Hyper TX3 RR-910-HTX3-G1 "Heatpipe D...
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    Need advice on building a system for rendering

    ah okay, so should opt for a 92mm fan instead. Yea I couldn't figure out the measurements in my head so that is why I had to ask. Another concern was making sure fan didn't cover up the RAM slots
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    Need advice on building a system for rendering

    fixed. Also this is the current status of the build USB stick: Kingston DataTraveler 111 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive... - this is so I can boot and install ubuntu. Current case: Rosewill LINE-M Micro-ATX Mini Tower Computer Case... RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DD... CPU...
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    Need advice on building a system for rendering

    Update: Almost finished up. I'm waiting for another case. I have a case already but had ordered this guy. XION Gaming Series XON-560_BK Black Steel / Plasti... I ordered it from amazon but still waiting on it. It has PSU mount on bottom which I guess is an okay deal. There is also a spot...
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    vidcard for working in viewport such as Maya/houdini

    Uh huh thank you for the tip... you need a professional something but I'm not gonna let it fly out of my mouth. also don't plan on playing games. Next up considering that I already knew about quadro's and firepro's and was distancing the thought of blowing 500 bucks on them. Since people who...
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    vidcard for working in viewport such as Maya/houdini

    I've been searching a few threads, and have been looking around. Kinda on the fence about a graphics cad, I know I can go cheapo, but when working with Maya, and houdini in the viewport kinda wondering if I should take a GTX 650 / radeon 7850. I know I'm buying the video card last unless...
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    Need help with new build!

    I agree partly on the SSD For 128gb actually I would argue the OCZ agility 4 despite it's slightly nerfed nature it still handles itself well. at 256Gb this is when I argue in favor the vertex4 with the corsair series drives following behind it. those are the only drives I would go...
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    Need advice on building a system for rendering

    Updating this - Started buying some parts, ASUS VS Series VS247H-P Black 23.6" 2ms LED Backli... this is the monitor I bought but saw this monitor this came out to 180$ cuz its on promo ASUS VS239H-P Black 23" 5ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen ... I saw this and thought uh-oh might have made a...
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    Need advice on building a system for rendering

    yea no good mAtx boards for the 8core amd... there are some m-atx for the 8xx series but it looks like they only can handle 16gb of RAM. the 9xx series doesn't carry any HDMI but I figured that doesn't matter. why recommend the gtx 650 when I would take a bandwidth hit? Just curious...
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    Need advice on building a system for rendering

    Yea I see what you mean. on the Xeon right now. Have an H77 board picked out its gonna either be this or the b75 board as an alternate. The price diff aint that much. ASRock H77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb... since I'm going linux though I've heard support has been better for...
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    Need advice on building a system for rendering

    Well just finished up pricing and this is where it stands i7 sandy bridge $955 shipped xeon renderbox $975 shipped amd 8core renderbox $899 shipped So yea right under 1000 bucks. I get a little bit of leway on the amd and the i7 because I can run IGP till I decide to invest in a...
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    Need advice on building a system for rendering

    So it's looking like a xeon huh, hmm guess I get to research how these things stack against opterons so if that is the case
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    Need advice on building a system for rendering

    APU setup you might have my attention on that one... hmm I just wonder what the performance in the viewport would be like....
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