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There is no kill like OVERkill...?

eopest

53 months ago

This parts list was inspired by both the "Dual Xeon Rendering Build Live Stream" here on PCPP and Barnacules Nerdgasm's WS build from a few months back. Here's what I came up with... what do you think?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 V3 2.4GHz 8-Core Processor $629.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 V3 2.4GHz 8-Core Processor $629.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12DXi4 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $64.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12DXi4 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $64.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z10PE-D8 WS SSI EEB Dual-CPU LGA2011-3 Motherboard $539.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston 64GB (4 x 16GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $508.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston 64GB (4 x 16GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $508.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $438.90 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI) $649.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI) $649.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case $159.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $159.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG BH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $89.99 @ B&H
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) $139.00 @ Adorama
Case Fan Noctua NF-P14s redux-1200 PWM 64.9 CFM 140mm Fan $20.43 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-P14s redux-1200 PWM 64.9 CFM 140mm Fan $20.43 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-P14s redux-1200 PWM 64.9 CFM 140mm Fan $20.43 @ Amazon
Headphones Audio-Technica M50x Headphones $169.00 @ Adorama
Other Tek Republic TUC-310 USB 3.0 Card Reader $14.99
Other ICY DOCK MB324SP-B ExpressCage 4x2.5" $44.99
Other Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface $199.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $5766.02
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $5726.02
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-12 06:14 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU could be better.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, don't just say "better", give an example. What would you use instead?

-edit- Ok, more power might be called for. Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 V3 2.4GHz 8-Core Processor $629.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 V3 2.4GHz 8-Core Processor $629.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12DXi4 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $63.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12DXi4 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $63.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z10PE-D8 WS SSI EEB Dual-CPU LGA2011-3 Motherboard $539.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston 64GB (4 x 16GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $508.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston 64GB (4 x 16GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $508.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $438.90 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI) $649.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI) $649.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case $159.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $190.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive LG BH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $89.99 @ B&H
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) $139.00 @ Adorama
Case Fan Noctua NF-P14s redux-1200 PWM 64.9 CFM 140mm Fan $20.43 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-P14s redux-1200 PWM 64.9 CFM 140mm Fan $20.43 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-P14s redux-1200 PWM 64.9 CFM 140mm Fan $20.43 @ Amazon
Headphones Audio-Technica M50x Headphones $169.00 @ Adorama
Other Tek Republic TUC-310 USB 3.0 Card Reader $14.99
Other ICY DOCK MB324SP-B ExpressCage 4x2.5" $44.99
Other Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface $199.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $5825.04
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $5755.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-13 01:09 EDT-0400
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I just meant a higher tier. The RMi is better than the RM you had, but that P2 is also good.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the power supply needed more headroom and the rig would be spending long periods up and running. Thanks for commenting!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, don't want anything cheap running that much hardware.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The more I look at this... I'd probably want to have an electrician run a 20amp circuit for this thing if I were to try and run it at home.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

1 - Yeah, kinda. There's a place for this kind of setup, either in a professional production environment or as a freelancer / contractor who needs to have the capacity to take on more complex jobs and make deadlines, and not have to upgrade every year or so. Since I'm neither, yes, it's way overkill for me and it would get edited down spec-wise.

2 - There is no chance of me being able to afford a build like this, now or even in the next 5 years. There's a reason all my posted builds are AMD. :D

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh...I see, what would you edit it down to? :)

Right about here:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2620 V3 2.4GHz 6-Core OEM/Tray Processor $389.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2620 V3 2.4GHz 6-Core OEM/Tray Processor $389.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12DXi4 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $63.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12DXi4 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $63.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z10PE-D8 WS SSI EEB Dual-CPU LGA2011-3 Motherboard $539.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston 32GB (4 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $280.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston 32GB (4 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $280.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $231.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $479.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $479.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $190.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive LG BH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $89.99 @ B&H
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) $139.00 @ Adorama
Other Tek Republic TUC-310 USB 3.0 Card Reader $14.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3836.76
Mail-in rebates -$90.00
Total $3746.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-13 01:56 EDT-0400

You mean the company AMD or something else?

Yeah, the company. I'm writing this on an AMD build I've had for 3 years now, and I'm about to put Win 8.1 on this. Because I'm too cheap and too poor to go Intel if I can avoid it. :-)

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