Can you advise on this workstation configuration/Build I am looking to get

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(Spikey) #1

How is this build for Rhino (and Addons), Solidworks, Maya, 3D Studio Max, V- Ray, Keyshot, Premier, Adobe Audition, Autocad, Mudbox etc

So video Editing, Effects, 3D-Animation, CAD, rendering etc.

Im trying to manage around a budget of £2600 to £2875 so thinking of delaying Microsoft Student and Home 2019 and a raid 1 Mirror pair of Seagate Barracuda Pro drives most likly 4Tb ones

Was also wondering about Xeon single or Dual processor boards and xeon 2145 8 core or 2155 10core(single mother board) or a single Xeon Silver 4114 10 core prcessors in a dual processor board ( for upgrade to 2 processors later)

How much better is the I9 - 7900x to a cheaper or I7 - 7800x or 6 core or I7 - 7820x processors

Also can this output to 4k video?


[SIZE=3]Case[/SIZE]

CORSAIR GRAPHITE SERIES™ 780T FULL TOWER CASE

[SIZE=3]Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i9 10 Core Processor i9-7900X (3.3GHz) 13.75MB Cache

FREE Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 & More w/ select Intel CPUs!

[SIZE=3]Motherboard
ASUS® WS X299 SAGE: USB 3.1, SATA 6 GB/s

[SIZE=3]Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (2 x 8GB)

[SIZE=3]Graphics Card
PNY QUADRO P2000 - 5GB GDDR5, 1024 CUDA Cores - 4 x DP

[SIZE=3]1st Hard Disk
NOT REQUIRED ( Hope to add a Mirror RAID 1 PAIR OF SEAGATE BARRACUDA Pro 4 tb drives soon after, so will have the budget to get the system sooner)

[SIZE=3]1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3400MB/R, 2500MB/W)

FREE Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey with select SAMSUNG NVMe SSDs!

DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED

[SIZE=3]Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

[SIZE=3]Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)

[SIZE=3]Processor Cooling
INTEL SOCKET 2011/2066 STANDARD CPU COOLER

[SIZE=3]Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING (Is the etra £9 thermal past with adding)

[SIZE=3]
Sound Card

ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

[SIZE=3]Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11 AC1750 1,300Mbps/5GHz, 450Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD

[SIZE=3]USB Options
2 PORT (2 x TYPE A) USB 3.0 PCI-E CARD + STANDARD USB PORTS

[SIZE=3]Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [MUP-00003]

[SIZE=3]Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language

[SIZE=3]Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account (How much better is a dvd or usb drive)

[SIZE=3]Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required) (trying to lower the cost to get this earlier and Get Office Home and Student 2019 later)

[SIZE=3]Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - 3 User, 1 Year

[SIZE=3]Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)

[SIZE=3]Keyboard & Mouse
PCS S300 USB MEDIA KEYBOARD

[SIZE=3]Warranty
3 Year Platinum Warranty (3 Year Collect & Return, 3 Year Parts, 3 Year labour)

[SIZE=3]Delivery
TIMED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND - MON-FRI, PRE-NOON

[SIZE=3]Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 6 to 8 working days

[SIZE=3]Quantity
1

Price £2,877.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure : https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-x299-workstation/Q5S!hStVvm/

Also how hard is it to add a raid mirror array of hard drives at a later date?

Any suggestions of tweaks to this configurations, to help with video editing and podacastign or better components or more value for money

At present looking to get from www.pcSpecialist.co.uk

Open to alternatives

Uk costs etc please


(IVELIN PEYCHEV) #2

I moved the thread to a proper category.


#3

Dual Xeons tend to be slow for work (everything except rendering), i7 and definitely i9 should be much faster.

Quadro with 5 GB RAM is a joke. Get a GeForce GTX 1070+ or RTX 2070+ if you ever want to use GPU rendering, which seems to be the future, right now.


#4

Don’t bother with the Quadro unless you’re going to spend more than your entire budget just on it, just get the best GeForce you can afford. Ditto for Xeons, no point unless you’re in an order-of-magnitude higher budget bracket.

What’s the RAID for, backup? 'cause that’s the only reason to use hard drives anymore. There are some particularly cheap large SSDs that are still gong to be faster than any hard disk, and the prices on them are currently falling.


#5

32GB Ram


(Spikey) #6

Thanks so far guys … what size 1070 gtx in gb are you refering to as seen several with those numbers. Diff size and some with ti. are the 2070 gtx s justvthus years nodel and same basic thing or genually different. likewize seen 8 and 21 gb 1080s…

Also should i look at at AMD thread ripper route and if so which to stay in budget.

How is the mothetboard and upgradability. How much better is the I9 and dont just mean faster.?

Heard you can buy legit ms office legally and download the software from microsoft so £30 not instead of £120 with the pc. That true?

would a linux partician help?

the idea of the raid array is for storage of older stuff, back ups. Stuff not used so Much. Finished projects, whilst the ssd drive would be for software , operations. Scratch disc, current projects etc. i have lots of old uni stuff. Film and tv collections etc. Current using 500gb laptop often bear stuffed and some external 1tb drives all bar one have failed.


(Litwinaa) #7

Hello Chris,

Do you plan on using Raytrace mode much ? If so I would suggest increasing the amount of GPU RAM on the card.

Thank you,

Andy


(Spikey) #8

Not sure on the ray trace I assume so… still learning have not tried everything.

these are the sorts of choices I am currently looking at:

for the likes of : Rhino, Grasshopper, V-Ray, Solidworks, Keyshot, Maya, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Premier, Photoshop, Z Brush, Mudbox, Autocad, Autodesk Alais etc
The norm is to have lots of applications open.

Been trying to decide between Quadro and Gefore GTX or RTX graphics cards. The bulk of advice ive had seems to show that the Geforce cards would be better despite being more of consumer and games graphics cards.

I am hearing of reports of bugs wit the rtx 2080 cards, anyone know anythgin about that?

I was originally thinking of Xeon or dual Xeon set ups with EEC memory and Quadro cards but more and more been advised against this

Its more a case of Threadripper 1920x or 2920x (what exactly is the difference) possible 1950/2950

or an 19-7900x 10 core or I7 - 7820x 8 core route.

Maybe the cheaper 8 core routes then using the saving towards greenscreen filming studio set up.

Please advise

Case

CORSAIR GRAPHITE SERIES™ 780T FULL TOWER CASE

Processor (CPU)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 12 Core CPU (3.5GHz - 4.3GHz, 38MB CACHE)

Motherboard

ASUS® PRIME X399-A (DDR4, 6Gb/s, CrossFireX/SLI) - RGB Ready!

Memory (RAM)

16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)

Graphics Card

8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!

1st Hard Disk

NOT REQUIRED

1st M.2 SSD Drive

1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3400MB/R, 2500MB/W)
FREE Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey with select SAMSUNG NVMe SSDs!

DVD/BLU-RAY Drive

NOT REQUIRED

Power Supply

CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

Power Cable

1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)

Processor Cooling

Corsair H100x Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler

Thermal Paste

STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING

Sound Card

ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Wireless/Wired Networking

WIRELESS 802.11 AC1750 1,300Mbps/5GHz, 450Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD

USB/Thunderbolt Options

MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS

Operating System

Genuine Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [MUP-00003]

Operating System Language

United Kingdom - English Language

Windows Recovery Media

Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Supplied on USB Drive

Office Software

FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)

Anti-Virus

BullGuard™ Internet Security - 3 User, 1 Year

Browser

Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)

Keyboard & Mouse

PCS S300 USB MEDIA KEYBOARD

Warranty

3 Year Platinum Warranty (3 Year Collect & Return, 3 Year Parts, 3 Year labour)

Delivery

TIMED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND - MON-FRI, PRE-NOON

Build Time

Standard Build - Approximately 6 to 8 working days

Quantity
1

Price £2,671.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure : https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved…s//2G07g7FkM0/

Or

Case

CORSAIR GRAPHITE SERIES™ 780T FULL TOWER CASE

Processor (CPU)

Intel® Core™ i9 10 Core Processor i9-7900X (3.3GHz) 13.75MB Cache
FREE Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 & More w/ select Intel CPUs!

Motherboard

ASUS® WS X299 SAGE: USB 3.1, SATA 6 GB/s

Memory (RAM)

16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2666MHz (2 x 8GB)

Graphics Card

8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!

1st Hard Disk

NOT REQUIRED

1st M.2 SSD Drive

1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3400MB/R, 2500MB/W)
FREE Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey with select SAMSUNG NVMe SSDs!

DVD/BLU-RAY Drive

NOT REQUIRED

Power Supply

CORSAIR 550W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

Power Cable

1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)

Processor Cooling

INTEL SOCKET 2011/2066 STANDARD CPU COOLER

Thermal Paste

STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING

Extra Case Fans

2x 120mm Black Case Fan (configured to extract from rear/roof)

Sound Card

ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Wireless/Wired Networking

WIRELESS 802.11 AC1750 1,300Mbps/5GHz, 450Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD

USB/Thunderbolt Options

2 PORT (2 x TYPE A) USB 3.0 PCI-E CARD + STANDARD USB PORTS

Operating System

Genuine Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [MUP-00003]

Operating System Language

United Kingdom - English Language

Windows Recovery Media

Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account

Office Software

FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)

Anti-Virus

BullGuard™ Internet Security - 3 User, 1 Year

Browser

Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)

Keyboard & Mouse

PCS S300 USB MEDIA KEYBOARD

Warranty

3 Year Platinum Warranty (3 Year Collect & Return, 3 Year Parts, 3 Year labour)

Delivery

TIMED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND - MON-FRI, PRE-NOON

Build Time

Standard Build - Approximately 6 to 8 working days

Quantity

1

Price £2,928.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure : https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved…s//8ACEdnbkft/