Hi all, things have been busy so I have not done much on this other than thinking about it more. This week I want to order the parts and start building next week. but there's ONE MORE THING...
We decided to make this is fast GPU + CPU rendering box. So we need to up the Xeon game on it. My concerns on noise and power requirement are now even more serious. Also I'm not confident I'm getting good value of those Xeons related to GHz/dollar. I want to Maximize CPU output, but i'm happy to get 70% there in terms of performace if the price on processors is 50% less.
So this is what I have in mind so far (but remember, I have no clue of what I'm doing, so any help will be greatly appreciate it):
components name amazon price units subtotal
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2687WV4 3 GHz 12-Core Processor - 30 MB 2145 2 $4,290.00
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12DXi4 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler 65 2 $130.00
Motherboard ASRock Rack Motherboard EP2C612 WS 448 1 $448.00
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3333 595 1 $595.00
Storage 1 Samsung 960 PRO Series - 512GB PCIe NVMe- M.2 Internal SSD 363 1 $363.00
Storage 2 Samsung 960 PRO Series - 1TB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD 627 1 $627.00
Video card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW HYBRID GAMING, 8GB GDDR5X 665 4 $2,660.00
Case Thermaltake Core X5 130 1 $130.00
Power Supply EVGA 1600W P2 with eco semipassive mode and 9 gpu connectors 346 1 $346.00
OS Windows 10 Pro 64bit - USB Flash Drive? Or how I install?
case fans what do I get? How many?
wifi module PCI? Do I have room?
bluetoooth module PCI? Do I have room?
link to a google docs is here.