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  • 71 months ago

I need a list for a $5000 workstation, this could include the OS and monitors, I already have the keyboard and mouse. I also need a sound card.

I know this is a lot but I also know that there are some really talented people on this website.

Thanks

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

What software would you be using? You can build a super high end Xeon e5 workstation for 5 grand, but you may not need it.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to be using the Adobe Suite, from After Effects to Bridge to Audition, I'm also going to be using Sibelius and the VSL Library. So mostly Audio.

Wow, thanks for the quick reply.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Also 3ds max and 3d rendering for printing

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're building a workstation and you've got $5000 to spend, you can safely ignore anything that uses an i7 and tons of GeForce cards. That's gamer mentality, not workstation mentality!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2680 V2 2.8GHz 10-Core Processor $1651.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $69.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus X79 Deluxe ATX LGA2011 Motherboard $326.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $310.98 @ Newegg
Storage OCZ Vector 150 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.85 @ Amazon
Storage OCZ Vector 150 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.85 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $99.00 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $99.00 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $239.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case $100.00 @ Amazon
Power Supply Antec HCG M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $100.00 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor $476.99 @ B&H
Sound Card Creative Labs Z PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $84.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan $18.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan $18.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan $18.99 @ NCIX US
Other CyberPower PFC Sinewave UPS (600W/1000VA) $132.57
Other Nvidia Quadro K4000 $779.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $4848.12

That's a real full fledged workstation build. Includes a 10-core, 20-thread CPU, a workstation GPU for 3DS Max acceleration, a gaming GPU for Adobe rendering acceleration (gaming GPUs work better than workstation ones for Adobe), a full workstation disk setup that promotes efficiency and redundancy, and a backup power supply so that your PC doesn't shut down in the case of a power outage.

I seriously would avoid any i7 build if you have this much money to spend. Even a 4960X overclocked will not render or export faster than this e5-2680V2.

Read up on Harm Millaard's disk setup guide on the PPBM7 website tweaker's page for a clearer understanding of why I chose the disk setup that I did. It's not mentioned on the site but I also included those two 2TB drives for backup purposes. Data should be copied identically to each drive manually. Don't put them in RAID1 (so that if you accidentally delete something on one drive, you still have it on another).

For editing purposes there's very little difference between a 760 and a Titan Black. For 3D modeling purposes there's a HUGE difference between a K4000 and a Titan Black (the K4000 eats it alive).

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow this is awesome, thanks so much. When I get all of the parts and this comes to fruition I'll make sure to add you and D42RAW as "Some awesome people that helped me build this"

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem! Huge budget workstation builds are fun lol. Opens up the intense world of Xeon e5's. Unfortunately not as many people know they exist.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Great Build for a Workstation

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

ya, I only found out when you gave me this build. I'm going to have to read up on them.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

this would be a server..not a workstation LOL anyways

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Still a workstation. Only becomes a server if you do virtual computing or park it in a corner to store files. For 3D modeling and rendering it's still a faster system than an i7 and GeForce-only rig hehe.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

well obviously it isnt a server without server software..but this could easy be a server. Thats why they make the Xeons in the first place.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

do you want windows 7 or 8?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I could manage 8. I'm used to 7, but I heard that 8 has some additional features

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

well i added the parts list right below this comment...

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I know you said workstation now, but I built a gaming rig before I realized it. I just had to post it because It made me drool.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $360.38 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $137.17 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Extreme ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $357.18 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Trident X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $174.88 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $274.74 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.28 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.28 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB K|ngp|n Video Card (2-Way SLI) $858.58 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB K|ngp|n Video Card (2-Way SLI) $858.58 @ Amazon
Case Corsair Air 540 ATX Desktop Case $137.78 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill Lightning 1300W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $180.18 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) $137.77 @ OutletPC
Monitor QNIX Perfect Pixel QX2710 Matte 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $392.18 @ Newegg
Monitor QNIX Perfect Pixel QX2710 Matte 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $392.18 @ Newegg
Monitor QNIX Perfect Pixel QX2710 Matte 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $392.18 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans $25.59 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans $25.59 @ NCIX US
Headphones Logitech G930 7.1 Channel Headset $95.38 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $4916.90
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a really nice build, with the included monitors thats pretty cost effective. If I get into gaming I'll reference this build.

Thanks

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

yea those bad boys are 27" 2560 x 1440 res

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rKsXJx Is that good enough for you?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks like a beast, but I need a lot more ram, the Adobe suite can use all of the ram on the computer for rendering, so the more I have the faster it will render. I also need monitors to be included in the price.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

so we could drop one titan and we would have another grand to work with?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I Guess your right, haha, Duh. Wow thanks.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

How fast could you change this to an LGA 2011 CPU set up? I would love to have those 12 virtual cores for rendering.

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