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Workstation on a budget
show user profile  kmxt
Any Suggestions Pro Bros of max forum?

main work is producing perspective still shots of not so big archiviz scenes.

any suggestion for graphics card? i just picked this over the quadro or fire pro cards since i saw 1152 cuda cores on this card and iam planning to put two of them in SLI.
thought i was getting more cuda cores and 2 cards in SLI..!! always wanted to have that. the professional cards like quadro come with half the cuda core count. Are CUDA core even going to help in Archiviz work?

I am just looking for fluent view port performance with a building mainly made of extruded splines and maybe 4-6 medium poly cars and some trees thrown in. i also use vray mesh most of the times.

PROCESSOR--------------------------AMD FX 9590
PROCESSOR COOLER---------------Corsair H100i
MOTHER BOARD--------------------Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0
RAM-----------------------------------G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 32 GB (4 x 8GB) PC RAM (F3-1600C9Q-32GXM)
GPU-----------------------------------MSI NVIDIA N760-2GD5T/OC 2 GB GDDR5 
SSD-----------------------------------Intel 530 Series 120 GB Desktop Internal Hard Drive (SSDSC2BW120A401)
HDD ---------------------------------Seagate Barracuda SV-35 2 TB Desktop Internal Hard Drive (ST2000VX000)
PSU-----------------------------------1000 WATT - COOLER MASTER OR CROSAIR

Thank you.
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9/8/2015 9:30:05 PM (last edit: 9/8/2015 9:30:05 PM)
show user profile  joelr
The only things I can say about your build is that 120 ain't enough for OS. These things get full real quick.
Other then that- I think I haven't heard of anyone getting an AMD chip in a workstation for the last 6 years or so. I think the domination of the i7 for last years has been complete.
But then again- I'm no hardware pro... There are experts here that can help you out better then me

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9/8/2015 10:09:33 PM (last edit: 9/8/2015 10:09:33 PM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
On the subject of the i7 I agree with joel.

Vray now has support for Embree, which only works on intel chips as far as I know. It does accelerate renderings measurably, so I'd consider that if you use Vray a lot.

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9/9/2015 12:47:14 PM (last edit: 9/9/2015 12:47:14 PM)
show user profile  ijzerman
i would get a i7, get a bigger ssd and look for a 960 gtx. Also im not a fan of sli, just get one big card instead :) Then you dont need a 1000w psu too :)

Pushing buttons since "86
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9/9/2015 3:17:43 PM (last edit: 9/9/2015 3:17:43 PM)
show user profile  kmxt
looked it up and Got to agree with the Embree support for Intel Core-i series Processors, 10% boost on rendering times is reason enough to change to Intel.
Was going for AMD just looking at the 8 cores, as the intel processor line-up is just too long to choose from so just picked the flagship AMD processor.
Changing it to Intel.

and if i got to buy one big gpu instead of 2 in sli.
i better go for a quadro and save some cash changing to a non SLI motherboard and lower the PSU a little and put the saved cash to bum pup the SSD.

thank you so much for the suggestions guys. Cheers!
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9/9/2015 9:00:33 PM (last edit: 9/9/2015 9:00:33 PM)
show user profile  joelr
If you are only working with max and vray don't buy a quadro you will waste your money.
I have a quadro but it's only because I work mostly with solidworks which is an OpenGL software.
Buy a strong gaming card that will give you the best results in max


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9/9/2015 10:18:04 PM (last edit: 9/9/2015 10:18:04 PM)
show user profile  FX
I thought Quadros improved viewport speed in Max, by a huge margin.

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9/9/2015 10:38:29 PM (last edit: 9/9/2015 10:38:29 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
I thought so too, but taking into consideration that Max actually uses DirectX, a gaming card is optimized to fully use DirectX and might be better at it than quadros which are more parallel computing oriented.

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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9/10/2015 8:46:29 AM (last edit: 9/10/2015 8:46:29 AM)
show user profile  kmxt
sure learned from here before making a blind buy, Thanks to you guys.
iam sticking with the SLI Board and buying one 960 gtx for the moment who knows might upgrade some day. and SSD is doubled.

Cheers to Maxforum, this Place is alive.

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9/10/2015 7:24:20 PM (last edit: 9/10/2015 7:24:20 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
Ipad pro?



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9/10/2015 10:26:44 PM (last edit: 9/10/2015 10:26:44 PM)
show user profile  Screenwriter805
I just bought an Asus ROG model that was pretty affordable, and portable with a gtx 965, 32gb ram and i7... No sad tho :( but it works great with autodesk and Adobe software. No complaints yet. Only cost around 1250.00
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9/11/2015 6:06:58 PM (last edit: 9/11/2015 6:06:58 PM)
show user profile  spoon
>The only things I can say about your build is that 120 ain't enough for OS.
>These things get full real quick.

Say wut?

I've been working on an 128Gb ssd for a few years now. Never had any diskspace issues. (all large data is on a separate disk of course)

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9/11/2015 6:20:35 PM (last edit: 9/11/2015 6:20:35 PM)
show user profile  joelr
Well spoon I guess it depends on what you do with your system.
If it's only a dedicated workstation, and you only do work related stuff on it, then it could be enough.
But if (like in my case), this is your primary system for everyday use, then it sure does gets full quick.
Just backup for a few Apple devices, cache for premier, and Lightroom preview and library files alone will fill up this 128gb ssd

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9/11/2015 7:00:16 PM (last edit: 9/11/2015 7:00:16 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
you don't shit where you eat.
Please don't save backups on your main drives ever.

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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9/11/2015 7:22:14 PM (last edit: 9/11/2015 7:22:14 PM)
show user profile  kmxt
@ start.

No Pads Only Pros :-)

@ gogodr .
I will Eat in the SSD and Poop in HDD.

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9/11/2015 8:05:38 PM (last edit: 9/11/2015 8:07:52 PM)
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