3K, 3D & Video & Audio Editing Workstation

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ice13, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. ice13

    ice13 Junior Member

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    Shabbat Shalom everyone [​IMG]

    I’m Inon, Full Time Freelance from Tel aviv, Israel.

    I’m Working with Maya, Zbrush, RealFlow, After Effects, Avid Media Composer, Avid Pro Tools 10 With Pro Tools Mbox Mini 3.


    Approximate Purchase Date: this week

    Budget Range: 2500-3500


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    My configuration:

    Intel 3930K : CORE I7, S2011, 3.2GHz

    ASUS P9X79

    G.SKILL 32GB (4X8GB) DDR3 1600 CL10 - RipjawsZ

    PNY-QUADRO 4000 2GB GDDR5

    Corsair Carbide 400R

    Seasonic M12II 620W - MODULAR

    SCYTHE MUGEN III REVB

    OCZ SSD VERTEX4 128GB SATA III (OS)

    OCZ SSD VERTEX4 256GB SATA III (After effects Projects)

    SEAGATE 3TB SATA3 7200RPM


    I'd love to hear your opinion, and get suggestions for changes and improvements
     
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  2. T_Yamamoto

    T_Yamamoto Lifer

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    Is your budget in US Dollars?
     
  3. ice13

    ice13 Junior Member

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    Yes Of course
     
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    Insert_Nickname Platinum Member

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    Hi, and welcome to the forums...

    First of all, the Vertex 4 has a bad reputation for reliability. I would get a Samsung SSD instead...

    CPU, RAM, MB, GFX look good.

    If you want a power-supply recomendation, the Corsair AX series is a solid choice. They are expensive though.

    You might also want to RAID1 or even RAID5 a couple of HDDs for redundancy. Especially as this is a machine for serious work. Its not fun to loose all your work because a drive packs up and decides to go south...
     
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  6. ice13

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    Thank You!

    I was offered to upgrade to 64GB RAM KIT, and to Make A 45GB RamDrive For Projects.
    I realized that "ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver" backs up any changes in real time, so it is not dangerous.

    Anyone experimented with this before?
     
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    I'd definitely stay with the Quadro and avoid a ramdisk. Stability is paramount on workstation, especially one that you rely on to put food on the table. You do not want to be goofing around with non-standard setups.

    While I agree with Insert_Nickname that a Samsung drive would be better, I disagree that the Vertex 4 is a particularly unreliable drive. It's an Indilinx Everest and not a Sandforce SF-2281. Instead, I would avoid OCZ because there is a strong possibility that they will go bankrupt in the next 3-6 months.
     
  9. johny12

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    I agree, one needs to avoid OCZ irrespective of the controller - their quality control has not made much progress since the Sandforce BSOD issues, By the way Indilinx is their own controller - you can expect issues with it