Originally Posted by ThePriest
I'm not sure where you got this information from.
Anybody who'll put down 7k for a machine with a single 12 core processor, needs to get their head checked. You gain nothing from your ignorance.
I don't know where you read that a single 12core will cost 7k, as far as I know it's more likely about 6K, beside that there's no need to be rude.
A 12 core CPU cost 2700$
Two firepro GPU cost 1200$
Let's say 1100$ for xeon motherboard, case, PSU, RAM, and superfast SSD.
If you want to build a similar system by your self you are already at 5k, after you add some margin(like every other computer brand
) you realize that 6k it's not that much. Of course you can build a system with cheaper GPU solution but beside that there is not much savings if you want a top of the line 12core xeon.
Anyway I'm not buying a 12 core version, I've already build my render farm for raw power, and a single 6/8core system is cheaper and plenty fast for 99% of the normal operation on C4D, even faster than a 12 or 24 core system. On many of my other software single threated operations are the vast majority(just run the activity monitor or the task manager to actually see the CPU utilization when you are not rendering). Even for the multithreaded operation core count do not scale very well, that's why the industry is focusing on GPGPU processing that scale linearly.