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need new computer
show user profile  STRAT
Hi chaps

Just been asked by my boss to look up prices for new rendering computers.

as it stands i use 3 daul xeons, which even though are banging on for 3 years, they're still pretty fast. but we want new.

basically, i think the way to go is Opterons. dual core. or dual dual core? can i buy a 4 processing machine? i'a know nerthing.

so being realistic, and hopefully off the shelf, and definately in the UK, can anyone suggest any web sites or sales sites i can get some prices from please? i need to give my managers a quick price/spec report a.s.a.p.

i need some advice please guys :)

ta muchly


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7/14/2006 4:38:26 AM (last edit: 7/14/2006 4:41:25 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion


are always good places to look for mad machines

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7/14/2006 4:51:32 AM (last edit: 7/14/2006 4:51:32 AM)
show user profile  twitt

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7/14/2006 5:12:32 AM (last edit: 7/14/2006 5:13:31 AM)
show user profile  killerbee2
you should read the thread about using proper english :)

I think these guys ship abroad ->
I buy all my stuff overthere, if you buy abroad it's also taxfree. Sometimes interesting.

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7/14/2006 5:35:07 AM (last edit: 7/14/2006 5:37:05 AM)
show user profile  Bryan C.
just buy a mac...


you think Im kidding? Dual Booted into Windows XP Pro using Bootcamp my new iMac spanked the hell out of a $5K Dual Xeon renderstation PC. Funny as hell, the look on the guys face was incredible, he couldnt believe his PC got spanked by a mac, running windows, hahahahahaha.

Even apple is bragging about how they can run windows natively, rotflol:

seriously, just buy a mac, you'll hug yourself.


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7/14/2006 9:34:40 AM (last edit: 7/14/2006 9:34:40 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
sorry Bryan, my bosses wouldnt go for it.

Twitt, cheers dude, my (sh)I.T.(e) manager is making incurees


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7/14/2006 9:36:33 AM (last edit: 7/14/2006 9:36:33 AM)
show user profile  killerbee2
Bryan C. I'd run my dual xeon anytime against your designed shoebox...

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7/14/2006 9:46:01 AM (last edit: 7/14/2006 9:46:01 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon
i'd through my opterons in that match too...

mac teh sux. fervers.

-Marko Mandaric

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7/14/2006 10:47:45 AM (last edit: 7/14/2006 10:47:45 AM)
show user profile  CyberRascal
Wait for Intel Conroe. Cheaper, better :) out the 27th of july.
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7/14/2006 5:39:02 PM (last edit: 7/14/2006 5:39:02 PM)
show user profile  Bryan C.
*sigh* The forever mac/pc debate..... ok basically, theyre both different platforms for THE SAME THING.


Yah for PC wait for Conroe, Intel's basically in risk of going bankrupt right now, so theyre slashing prices drastically on theyre newest stuff to try and dig theyre way outta financial oops.

Just for kicks, this is what my desk looks like now:

lol, so wierd to see a mac next to a PC workstation >>

And this one is my favorite, haha, so funny ^-^


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7/14/2006 5:50:43 PM (last edit: 7/14/2006 5:55:18 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
"*sigh* The forever mac/pc debate"

no it isn't, I just would like to see your shoebox running faster then my comp.

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7/14/2006 5:57:29 PM (last edit: 7/14/2006 5:57:29 PM)
show user profile  Bryan C.
dont look at me, I saw and reported, Im not a mac rep, Im not promising the same results for everyone ><

But considering yesterday I was moving a 4 gig file, burning a DVD, talking on iChat, editing my photos in Adobe while Illustrator was open and could still play WoW without lag, Im impressed to say the least.


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7/14/2006 6:28:32 PM (last edit: 7/14/2006 6:28:32 PM)
show user profile  Poopsmith
thts intertesting bryan, as far as my research has gone, intel conroe renders faster, and almost always outperforms amd in any way sort or form. so... thats my cent and a half.
3d 2d digital artist special effects poopsmith

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7/14/2006 6:35:36 PM (last edit: 7/14/2006 6:35:36 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
I usually work with Photoshop, Illustrator, Max, AfterEffects open at the same time, working and swapping from one to another or whilst renderng max, working in ae.

All things you mention don't take RAM or huge processing power, try above and see if that still works fluid.

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7/14/2006 6:49:02 PM (last edit: 7/14/2006 6:49:02 PM)
show user profile  mud_pyro
LMAO @ bryan.. that little comercial was

i havent chekcked into it lately... but have they finally decided to port Max over to the Mac? just curious, as most of the software i run, seems to run a heck of alot faster on a mac, than on a PC.

if and when max is out for a Mac, i will seriously consider getting one
a metaphor for a missing moment
Realism is in the details
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7/14/2006 7:01:15 PM (last edit: 7/14/2006 7:01:15 PM)
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