Time flies, I was looking at building hardware in February, and we are in October and still nothing. I’ve been busy traveling, and growing the business, even visited McNeel HQ to crack the whip on the WIP. …but now this computer build is my fall project. Ready to build!
Since February a few things have changed: most notably Nvidia has a newer/faster ti version of the 1080s, and Intel has some new processors thta might make more sense than my previous choice?.
This is my current list:
2X Intel Xeon E5-2687WV4 3 GHz 12-Core Processor - 30 MB
2X Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
ASRock Rack Motherboard EP2C612 WS
4X Crucial - DDR4 - 32 GB - DIMM 288-pin - 2400 MHz
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD
Samsung 850 EVO 2TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD
4X EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 HYBRID GAMING, 11GB GDDR5X
Thermaltake Core X9 case
EVGA 1600W P2 with eco semipassive mode and 9 gpu connectors
Windows 10 Pro 64bit - USB Flash Drive? Or how I install?
9X Noctua NF-S12A PWM 120mm Fan (just to have spares and play a bit with airflow between these and stock fans of the X9 case)
Dell Ultra HD 4k Monitor P2715Q 27-Inch
ANEWKODI 600Mbps USB Wifi Adapter
Avantree USB Bluetooth Adapter
Logitech Illuminated Ultrathin Keyboard
You can view the Google Sheets spreadsheet (with links to vendors, mostly amazon) here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JZlFjvtZYlwh1w2R2OcOB3_P8WrfPywW0dPfX1UW6iA/edit
So before I start buying, 2 quick question:
Changing from 1080 to 1080ti makes any other impact I shoudl keep in mind? (motehrboard, power supply, etc?)
My current choice of Xeons is the following:
2A: Intel Xeon E5-2687WV4 3 GHz x 12-Core x 2 cpus= total rendering power 72 Ghz / total cost for 2 $4252 or $59 for each Ghz
…but I’m considering newer model instead:
2B: Intel Xeon 22 Core Processor E5-2696v4 2.2GHZ 55MB x 2 CPU?= total rendering power 96.8 Ghz / total cost for 2 $3598 or $37 for each Ghz
similar is the Intel Xeon 22 Core Processor E5-2699 v42.20GHz 55MB x 2CPU= total rendering power 96.8 Ghz / total cost for 2 $3310 or $34 for each Ghz
So unless I’m missing something, the dual 22 cores is a better option? I know it’s only 2.2Ghz,but for single processor tasks (like working in Rhino) turbo kicks in up to 3.6Ghz vs. 3.5Ghz turbo in the 12core/3Ghz one. So this is fine then?
Any feedback will be greatly appreciated!