Building a Workstation Computer - Page 3 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-27-2007, 04:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Jumping_Bean514's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 752
Send a message via AIM to Jumping_Bean514
Default Re: Building a Workstation Computer

I'm allmost possative that a 8800gtx will outperform those low end workstation cards. Atleast thats what I've been reading on 3d forums.
__________________

__________________
Bedroom Rig:
HP Pavillion Mini Tower Case
Intel Pentium III Coppermine @ 800MHz
Hyundai 128MB PC100 SDRAM @ 3-2-2-5
Vision Tek Xtasy 9200SE PCI 128MB @ 200/400
19GB Quantum Fireball

Don't be jealous!
Jumping_Bean514 is offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 02:00 AM   #22 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 750
Send a message via AIM to NOGA
Default Re: Building a Workstation Computer

Ok I need to know about CPUs and type/ amount of ram (4 gigs probably)

Where should I go there Intel, AMD what?

For HDs I have a 150Gb raptor and 2 320gGb Western Digitals.

Links
Raptor
Newegg.com - Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

2 hds
x2 Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

P.S. For a case I want a nice looking one with no window but big, this thing ant going anywhere, weight doesn't matter, For price I'm thinking around the <100
__________________

__________________
<a href=\"http://imageshack.us\"><img src=\"http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/7308/sigset7kw.jpg\" border=\"0\" width=\"468\" alt=\"Image Hosted by ImageShack.us\" /></a>
NOGA is offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 02:12 AM   #23 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 218
Default Re: Building a Workstation Computer

Quote:
Originally Posted by NOGA View Post
My Budget it kind of high. My parents would pay for it because video is my ticket into college and if i have enough good stuff then I could get a scholarship.

I would say like 1,700 USD

I edit 3D layers in After Effects and use Maya for some stuff.

I want faster rendering and smoother video.
i use maya too, but it's the Ple version.
ollithemagicbum is offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 02:34 AM   #24 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 750
Send a message via AIM to NOGA
Default Re: Building a Workstation Computer

Ha check this out
Newegg.com - XCLIO A380PLUS-BK Fully Black High Gloss Finish 1.0mm SECC/ ABS ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

For the one I want to buy I'm thinking about this.

Newegg.com - iStarUSA Nitro Ax S-10000B Black Aluminum Front panel / 1.0mm SECC/SGCC chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
__________________
<a href=\"http://imageshack.us\"><img src=\"http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/7308/sigset7kw.jpg\" border=\"0\" width=\"468\" alt=\"Image Hosted by ImageShack.us\" /></a>
NOGA is offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 03:48 AM   #25 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
meat_helmet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,119
Default Re: Building a Workstation Computer

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jumping_Bean514 View Post
Edit: Now that I think about it the graphics card doesn't even render graphics, its used when moving around a 3d environment, the CPU does all the rendering. So actually you wouldn't see any difference.
Not true. I use 3D Studio Max, and i found that my old comp still rendered faster with a 7900GT and an atholon 3500+ compared to my laptop that has a 7600go and a core2duo.

Rednering is both CPU and GPU intensive, but with workstation cards you should definately see a performance gain in rendering over a gaming card for the same price.
__________________
meat_helmet is offline  
Old 06-28-2007, 12:14 PM   #26 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Jumping_Bean514's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 752
Send a message via AIM to Jumping_Bean514
Default Re: Building a Workstation Computer

Quote:
Originally Posted by meay_helmet View Post
Not true. I use 3D Studio Max, and i found that my old comp still rendered faster with a 7900GT and an atholon 3500+ compared to my laptop that has a 7600go and a core2duo.

Rendering is both CPU and GPU intensive, but with workstation cards you should definately see a performance gain in rendering over a gaming card for the same price.
Well, there must be other reasons why one machine renders faster, other then the graphics card.

Here is a website dedicated to 3ds max and its benchmarks, and guess what? They never mention or test GPU performance in any way. Do you know why? Because...

Quote:
There have been many efforts to come up with new and better benchmarks for the current CPU-bound rendering technology.
Benchmarking 3ds max

CPU-bound technology, not GPU.

Now lets go over to Boxx technology and look at there render nodes (computers designed for one purpose, rendering).

BOXX :: We Know VFX. And It Shows. :: R8300

If you click on configure, one might wonder why you can't configure the GPU. With so many GPUs to choose from why wouldn't you? Well I'll tell you, because it doesn't matter what GPU you have, its all CPU like I said before. Infact it has a...

Quote:
16MB Onboard Video
__________________
Bedroom Rig:
HP Pavillion Mini Tower Case
Intel Pentium III Coppermine @ 800MHz
Hyundai 128MB PC100 SDRAM @ 3-2-2-5
Vision Tek Xtasy 9200SE PCI 128MB @ 200/400
19GB Quantum Fireball

Don't be jealous!
Jumping_Bean514 is offline  
Old 06-29-2007, 04:52 AM   #27 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 750
Send a message via AIM to NOGA
Default Re: Building a Workstation Computer

Instead of arguing about this here can some one help?

I don't even know if these articles will help me for they seem to be pointed some where else.
__________________
<a href=\"http://imageshack.us\"><img src=\"http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/7308/sigset7kw.jpg\" border=\"0\" width=\"468\" alt=\"Image Hosted by ImageShack.us\" /></a>
NOGA is offline  
Old 06-29-2007, 07:40 AM   #28 (permalink)
MetalHead Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,912
Default Re: Building a Workstation Computer

8800 gtx
q6600 (buy it cheap after july 22)
full tower case
adequate motherboard for above components
4 gb DDR2 800

should fit your budget and do you great
__________________
Proc Intel 2500k
Video XFX 6950 1Gb
Display 22'' Monitor Chemei 5ms RT, 800:1 CR
Mobo Biostar Z68A+
Mem 4 gb PNY DDR3 1600
Case afk
Sound Logitech z-5300e 5.1 + Razer Orca's + Creative Soundblaster Audigy SE
PSU Corsair 520hx
OS Windows 7 64-bit
Cooling Corsair H60 Liquid Cooling
HDD Hitachi 1Tb
Invisible is offline  
Old 06-29-2007, 12:12 PM   #29 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Jumping_Bean514's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 752
Send a message via AIM to Jumping_Bean514
Default Re: Building a Workstation Computer

Quote:
Originally Posted by Invisible View Post
8800 gtx
q6600 (buy it cheap after july 22)
full tower case
adequate motherboard for above components
4 gb DDR2 800

should fit your budget and do you great
Agreed, sorry for getting off topic NOGA. The above build should work great for your needs. I'd get a motherboard that doesn't have SLI as you won't need it. Heres specifically what I would get...

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

CPU: ($226 after July 22nd)
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

Memory: x2
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

PSU:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail

Graphics: (will out perform quadro FX15xxx series. If you want something better then a gtx get a 3xxx or 5xxx series quadro)
Newegg.com - EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

Optical:
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner With LightScribe Technology - OEM

hard drive: (however many you need, probably 2)
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Case:
Newegg.com - Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
__________________
Bedroom Rig:
HP Pavillion Mini Tower Case
Intel Pentium III Coppermine @ 800MHz
Hyundai 128MB PC100 SDRAM @ 3-2-2-5
Vision Tek Xtasy 9200SE PCI 128MB @ 200/400
19GB Quantum Fireball

Don't be jealous!
Jumping_Bean514 is offline  
Old 06-29-2007, 01:04 PM   #30 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
b1gapl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default Re: Building a Workstation Computer

^ That system pwns...
__________________

__________________


3770K | ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 | DDR3-1600 16GB | CORSAIR 650D | CORSAIR HX 850W | CORSAIR H100 | SOUND BLASTER Z | ASROCK EXTREME4 GEN3

b1gapl is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Building a new high performance desktop computer MonkeyBusiness New Systems | Building and Buying 17 06-27-2007 12:44 PM
Building New Computer Inflict Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 06-22-2007 02:00 AM
Computer Building Help internationalballr New Systems | Building and Buying 14 05-22-2007 04:06 PM
Building Media Computer - Need Advice bigbaddog Computer Audio and Multimedia 5 04-12-2007 11:20 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.