Originally posted by: Yue_Hong
Is it possible to build a super powerful PC that can do extreme complicated 3D animation and special effect without any or with very little lagging?
After spending a week in Germany, I came back to find my Tyan motherboard totally dead. Having had a whole load of issues with this board (Tiger K8W), I decided to blow some of my christmas budget on a new workhorse.
After weeks of indecision, I finally put the order in for:
Supermicro H8DCi + 2x Opteron 265s
8 x 1Gb Crucial Registered ECC DDR400 Dimms
2 x nVidia 7900GS 256Mb PCIe Graphic Cards
Areca ARC-1130 12 Port SATA300 RAID PCI-X133 + 256Mb Cache controller
2 x Western Digital 10k 74Gb SATA150 Raptors (RAID1)
2 x Supermicro 5-Bay SATA300 hot-swap enclosures
10 x Western Digital 250Gb NCQ SATA300 HDs (RAID6)
Adaptec 29160 2CH SCSI Controller
2 x DAT DDS4 Tape Drives
All in a Lian-li Aluminium Modular Case
I use my workstation for video editing with Premiere Pro2.0 and hosting a few virtual servers. I hope I will see a significant performance increase over my old Dual Opteron 848 system - and I think it would be able to handle the requirements of the thread creator!
I haven't dared to add up the cost of this system, but it is roughly around the $6k mark...
I'll post pic's if anyone's interested after the build is complete - maybe 2-3 weeks from now. ;o)))