38 months ago
Hi there! My last build is dated back to ancient times, when we still used the AGP port for the videocard. ;D I've been investing quite a lot of time to get myself up to speed again, but your opinions on this would be very helpful to me.
My Build is primarily for video work and 3D rendering. That's pretty much all that matters. I might play the occasional game on it but that's only a bonus for me, as the machine will most likely run on linux anyways. (+ possible win boot drive) I use a lot of applications that can make use of multiple GPUs as well as multiple CPU cores. I plan to also include a low end video card for displaying purposes, so the two videocards can focus on rendering.
I am mostly satisfied with my build. A couple of concerns that I have are the following:
Spec-wise the RAM should work, but it's not on ASUS' official list. And I cannot find another kit of 64gb (4x16gb) 4channel ddr4 ram with ECC support. - The only other option is to go 128Gb but that's above 1000€ only for RAM. No way!
Also, I think my videocards are too long to use it with the drive bays in the case. So I'll have to move some of the harddrives (which are supposed to run as raid5) up into the 5.25" bays.
Another focus is silent operation as I'll spend most of the time sitting right next to it. Basically a lot of understatement here ;) Nothing to see, nothing to hear, but a lot of performance under the hood.
I know this is quite expensive stuff here, but this is going to be the main tool for my daily work and I'm making my living with it.
Alright... let me know what you think! Michael