Description

A PC was needed at work to serve as a RIP to drive a large-format digital imager. Typical files would be large, e.g., 3 square meters @ 600ppcm, 32bpp.

I had never built a new PC before, but it was fun - both to design/build and to find deals.

My goal was to create the fastest (for number crunching, not gaming) and quietest PC I could within a budget of $1250 USD.

The build works very well. Even when all the cores are under full load @ 4.8GHz, the machine is barely audible, and CPU temps top out at 58°C.

Soon this PC will be repurposed to serve as a RIP in another workflow. I will add a RAID card and 4-6 Seagate Savvio 15K HDs.

I apologize for the lack of glamour shots, but by all means, please do enjoy the insurance photos. :)

(edit: build date May 2013) (edit: new photos)

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Could you put pics of the actual build please?

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

The case looks like it has some good cable management ability, why not take advantage?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Why 6670 instead of quadro? Some of the 2d quadros are great for number crunching

And maybe a pic of the finished build

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The apps in question were CPU-dependent, and would not make use of a GPU for processing. Plus, that card is silent.

But yeah, I will get finished build pics up, thanks.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

What applications are you using?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

It was SAi Flexi Sign-Pro.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

no pics of the build is why you are down voted to hell. looks like a troll build -1

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

these are all stock photos...

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

No, those were photos taken by me.

No matter, now you can look at some proper photos of the built machine itself, as I promised.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

well yeah, you changed the photos...