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To dual i7 or not to dual
show user profile  npcph
I have a computer with an i7 -6700 processor. I ended up with an extra identical processor from another computer that the mother board failed. Now, I'm wondering if it would be worth me swapping out my mother board to a board that can handle 2 processors and more ram. I would need to purchase a mother board and a new copy of the OS because it was system specific and I won't be able to install on a different computer. Max 2011 and vray so not sure if it would be worth the expense for the boost in processing power or if it will be that much of a boost to make it worth the trouble.
Any thoughts woukd be appreciated.

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7/2/2016 3:56:31 PM (last edit: 7/2/2016 3:56:31 PM)
show user profile  S. Silard
Looking from my perspective.
I use an AMD FX 8350, it renders just about everything fast enough. So if I'd got one more of the same processor, I would just sell it, or fix the another computer maybe.

By the way, if you don't want to use the other computer, you could sell all the spare parts. Thus making this upgrade less expensive.

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7/2/2016 4:19:59 PM (last edit: 7/2/2016 4:19:59 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
You can't run dual i7 processors on the same board. Only Xeons in the 2000 series or above.

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7/2/2016 4:27:58 PM (last edit: 7/2/2016 4:27:58 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
*mic drop
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7/3/2016 4:08:05 PM (last edit: 7/3/2016 4:08:05 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
if you only want extra processing power and have the i7 (which is the most expensive part of the computer) you could build a cluster with your current computer plus a barebone computer (only CPU,cheap motherboard, little HDD and some RAM)

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7/3/2016 6:17:23 PM (last edit: 7/3/2016 6:17:23 PM)
show user profile  soontekk
you can go dual by using an extra mainboard, case, ram, etc and use 1 screen with 2 inputs :D

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7/4/2016 4:33:42 PM (last edit: 7/4/2016 4:33:42 PM)
show user profile  ijzerman

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7/4/2016 5:21:57 PM (last edit: 7/4/2016 5:21:57 PM)
show user profile  spoon
>You can't run dual i7 processors on the same board. Only Xeons in the 2000 series or above.

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7/5/2016 8:10:07 AM (last edit: 7/5/2016 8:10:07 AM)
show user profile  npcph
Thanks for the info. Didn't know you could run dual I7. I'll just have to look at a new motherboard and set it up as a standalone for rendering.

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7/5/2016 9:30:46 PM (last edit: 7/5/2016 9:30:46 PM)
show user profile  9krausec

I'll just leave that here... Think about it. I know I have. :)

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7/6/2016 4:33:19 AM (last edit: 7/6/2016 4:33:19 AM)
show user profile  ijzerman
How can this be so cheap. its crazy. Its a steal

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7/6/2016 8:34:38 AM (last edit: 7/6/2016 8:34:38 AM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
I read the article that someone posted on the facebook page.. It is quite compelling for a cheap 32 core setup. I guess it's sacrificing some single-threaded grunt for strong multithreaded performance..

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7/6/2016 12:02:39 PM (last edit: 7/6/2016 12:02:39 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
^ You mean this one?

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7/7/2016 1:07:14 AM (last edit: 7/7/2016 1:07:14 AM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
That's the one..

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7/7/2016 1:57:30 AM (last edit: 7/7/2016 1:57:30 AM)
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