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Opinion on Dual Xeon GTX 1080 graphics workstation

alexpepe

37 months ago

I'd like to build a solid dual core xeon workstation for 3d graphics. The applications I would run on this would be graphic apps like Maya, Houdini and Nuke. I'm not interested going into a Quadro card solution. I choose 1080 cause it seems the most optimal compromise between cost and performance for CUDA power. I choose 2x 8 cores CPU cause the 16 cores counterpart seems to cost a lot more money. I would use Linux 99% of times, but it'll be a dual boot system (Linux + Win).

Do you see anything wrong in this config? Anything you would add?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/YG8QGf

I used to build by own boxes 10 years ago and I'm a bit rusty on the new technology. Furthermore this website makes it incredibly easy to choose compatible parts. Really cool stuff. Thank you a lot in advance for your help.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

no love for my build ? :)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Might recommend a better cooling system. The build seems great, but I've seen some not so good reviews on the STRIX.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the advice man, really appreciate it. Is there a cooling system that you would recommend ?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I just did my research and if you're going to be only doing graphic work and some games I would stick with the cooler on your list, since some water cooling units won't be able to fit.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a solid parts list to me..

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I updated the build in my original post with a similar build but way less expansive , based on this article: http://www.techspot.com/review/1155-affordable-dual-xeon-pc/

Any advice ?

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