Building graphics workstation

By salahaddin
Jul 13, 2013
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  1. Bro ,
    just seen your suggestion , really very help full.. also need your advise in building graphics workstation. we are advertising company.. I want to build a perfect graphics workstation for our our designers..
    we use the following applications .

    3d Software- 3d studio Max 2013
    Render resolution- HD 1920
    Adobe Master Collection 6
    Adobe Design Collection 6 (illustrator-photoshop-indesign) ME
    After Effect Package Plugin
    Cinema 4D –vision 14

    all the above application we use to make exhibition stall designs..ect.
    at present we are using intel xeon quad core - 3.2 Ghz with 6GB RAM .. ATI RADEON HD4780 1GB., we are using single monitor.. may be required Dual screen..

    I was looking for HD Z820 and Z640 series... dual xeon with 8 core processor with 32GB RAM , Nvidia Quadro 4000 is costing huge amount...$ 10,000/- each

    I know build customized will reduce the cost...I want about 5 workstations..

    so please advise me best suitable computer spec... relable spec and recomanded graphics card.. my budged is $ 5000/-
  2. stonarda

    stonarda TS Enthusiast Posts: 141   +18

    Is the $5000 per computer, or for all the computers put together? :)
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Yeah, like Stonarda said, is it 5K per PC? Or in total?
  4. salahaddin

    salahaddin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Absolutely for one machine.$ 5K for one Machine . below 5K will very fine..
    but I want best performance machine.

    the applications using are :
    Adobe suite CS6 ,3DMAX , Corel Draw ( rare usage ) Auto cad , Archi CAD , Maya and Vray.
    as I mentioned we are exhibitions and events designers.. the branded HP workstations is very expensive. advise me customized workstation with best motherboard , Processor and graphics card.. recommanded memory size
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Would you be fine with building your own PC? It offers much more customizability.
  6. salahaddin

    salahaddin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes.... I want to make customized.. that's why I am here.. I want to select best quality motherboard, Processor and RAM.. please advise me the dual processor solution..stronger spec for professional work.

    with regards
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I can do that. This is what I would recommend:
    CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2630
    Motherboard: ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS
    RAM: 2 x Kingston ECC Registered RAM (4x4GB)
    CPU Cooler: 2 x Corsair H80i Closed Loop Water Cooler
    GPU: nVidia Quadro K4000
    SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 512GB
    HDD: x WD Caviar Black 1TB-2TB -- You need to chose how many HDDs you need. Photoshop uses a lot of memory for scratch drives, so you want a HDD dedicated to that. It is under your discretion how many HDDs you need.
    PSU: Corsair HX 1050
    DVD Drive: Lite-On DVD Drive
    Case: Xigmatek Elysium Black - A bit overkill, but I am not really sure about what cases fit the wide WS motherboard I chose other than this case.

    With 3 HDDs, the final price is about $4,350. This gives you plenty of room for expansion. Maybe you want to add another 840 Pro (dont RAID 0 them).

    Do you need a Windows 7 subscription and peripherals (keyboard, mice, monitors)?

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