12-01-2003, 02:30 AM
Originally posted by KDM
I need a new workstation! My primary work is in Combustion and in Lightwave. I render all my lightwave projects in diffrent passes (Occ, Spec, etc) so itīs creates a lot of files.
Budget: 2500$ - I got screen, CDrom, Mouse and keyboard
Xeon / Opteron / Athlon MP
Opteron without a doubt. You can migrate to 64 bit when it is available. None of the others ofer that flexibility.
Opteron is fastest .
Hypertransport on the Opteron is much faster than the Xeon being limited to an obsolete FSB.
Raid: I prefer SCSI, SATA is still slower. But it is cheaper.
nVidia on the video. FX5900, or Quadro if budget permits.
01-16-2006, 08:00 PM
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