Wich Hardware do you use?


#1

Hey you guys, I’m new here and i was just wondering wich hardware do you use when working with 3dsmax, maya etc.

Have a nice day.


#2

I use Maya, my system specs are below:

(2) Intel 2.8ghz Xeon Processors 533mhz FSB (Retail with warranty)
Intel SE7505VB2 Dual Xeon Motherboard, SATA RAID, Up to 8gb of RAM USB 2.0 8x AGP
(2) 1gb PC2100 ECC Registered Mushkin RAM sticks (2GB total RAM)
Intel SC5200 Server Chasis, Intrusion Detection, Lockable Security
Adaptec 29160 U160 SCSI Controller
Abit GeForce 4 ti4400 128mb Graphics Card
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum 6.1 Sound Card
IBM 36.6gb 15,000RPM U160 SCSI Drive
Western Digital 18gb 15,000RPM U160 SCSI Drive
Compaq 36.6gb 10,000RPM U160 SCSI Drive
Western Digital 120gb 8mb Cache U133 IDE Drive
Toshiba DVD-ROM 16x DVD 48X CD-ROM Drive
Sony DRU-500AX 4x DVD+/- RW 24x +R/CD Burner
Mitsumi 3.5” Floppy Drive


#3

My hardware:

Intel Pentium 4, 3066MHz, 533 FSB.
1024 MB DDR RAM.
GeForce FX 5600, 256 MB DDR.
120 GB HD.


#4

AMD XP 2000
Asus A7V333
512MB Mushkin 2700 DDR
MSI GeForce 4 Ti-4200 w/128MB
80GB Western Digital SE
48x12x18x Lite-on CD-rw
16x Toshiba DVD

getting close to time to upgrade!


#5

Glad you asked. I use a gutted HP pavillion 9600 case, which doesn’t fit with the fans on my motherboard so the removable front face mounting rack for the Drive bays has to remain partially pulled out of the front of the case about 3 inches at all times or the back of my 1XDVD Rom will cover half of the heat sink and the box will overheat.
I have a MSI motherboard with 1 gig of ram, and a Athlon 1.2 ghz chip (barton) and I’m currently using the onboard G-force 4 vid card with 64 megs of shared memory, and I am running a super lame PCI vid card for a second monitor which won’t display hypershade in Maya or anything else that might me remotely useful on it, except of course pop-ups, whic it display with incredible rapidity. :rolleyes:
I manage to make this work most of the time to keep learning new things but man this video card is starting to make things feel pretty cramped, I have to work with 50 or so layers at a time so I can hide 49 of them and keep the calculations to a minimum. In addition to school I work a menial job and I barely make rent, so
no hope of a new Vid card any time soon… sigh ahhh student life I wouldn’t trade it for the world…

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#6

ha, maya flies on my
PIII 1.0 ghz (2 cpu)
1.2 gig ram (pc 133 still kicks ass… somewhat)
40 gig HD (10k rpm)
Toshiba DVD-ROM 16x DVD 48X CD-ROM Drive
RH linux 9.0
Nvidia quadro4 750XGL
21 inch sony CRT (i wish)… an old 19 inch Gatway thingy :cry:


#7

i run Maya on a:
Dual Opteron 246
2GB PC 2700 ram 4x512 1gb per processor dual channel
PNY quadro fx 3000
WD raptor 10,000 RPM SATA 36gb hardrive
2x100 WD wd1000 100gb drives in RAID 0
external burners, Zip, wacom, scanner etc.


#8

Originally posted by MimikOctopus
i run Maya on a:
Dual Opteron 246
2GB PC 2700 ram 4x512 1gb per processor dual channel
PNY quadro fx 3000
WD raptor 10,000 RPM SATA 36gb hardrive
2x100 WD wd1000 100gb drives in RAID 0
external burners, Zip, wacom, scanner etc.

I hate you


#9

Mine is as follows:
2.6C Ghz (800FSB)
512 MB DDR 400MHZ (not using the duality capablities)
80 MB WD HardDrive (UATA, 8 cache)
ASUS v7700 (Geforce 2 GTC 32MB :stuck_out_tongue: )
But I will any day now get a new card:
Gigacube C3 9800 pro 128 MB.

Using MAX.


#10

Dual 2400+ MP w/ 4g 2100DDR
Quadro4 XGL 980
blah…blah…blah

G4 Dual 1ghz w/ 1gDDR
blah…blah…blah

PIII 866 w/ 1g 133SDR
Quadro2
blah…blah…blah

Brand spanking new Toshiba Satellite w/ 17" display
P4 2.8 HT w/ 1g 2100DDR
5200Go
blah…blah…blah


#11

Using Maya 4.5 with:

AMD Athlon 1.2ghz
GeForce 2 GTS
640MB RAM (PC100s)


#12

Primary:

3dBoxx S5i
Dual 2.8B Xeon
E7505 Chipset (Supermicro X5DAE)
2 Gigs of PC2100 DDR
Quadro 900XGL
120 Gig WD1200JB

Secondary:

Dual 1900+ MP
AMD 760MPX Chipset (A7M266-D)
2 Gigs of PC2100 DDR
Quadro DCC
2 x 80 gig WD800JB in Raid 1

Backup/Travel/Fun:

Shuttle SS51B XPC
2.53B Pentium IV
i845 Chipset
512 megs of PC3200 DDR
Geforce4 Ti 4600
80 gig WD800JB


#13

Maya 5 on:

Dual Athlon MP 2800+

2 GB Kingston Reg ECC RAM

IBM 40 GB / 5400 rpm
Maxtor 120 GB / 7200 rpm
Maxtor 5000 DV 200 GB/ 7200 rpm

PNY Quadro FX1000

24’’ Sony GDM-FW900


#14

built my own maya rig

tyan mpx s2466 board
dual mp 2800
gig of corsair mem
quadro 750xgl 128mb
viewsonic g790 19inch
hitachi 20inch
wd 80gig
wd 14gig
firewire drive 120gig(westernd hdd inside)


#15

Originally posted by GregHess
[B]Backup/Travel/Fun:

Shuttle SS51B XPC
2.53B Pentium IV
i845 Chipset
512 megs of PC3200 DDR
Geforce4 Ti 4600
80 gig WD800JB [/B]

I always love it when my only computer is less powerful than someones backup computer:p

Good to see you here Greg, try not to stay too scarce!


#16

:cry: i feel so low right about now…
i thought my dual PIII was great… oh well. i’m only student:buttrock:


#17

I’m using Cinema4D R8 on:
MSI K7T266pro2 motherboard
AMD Athlon 1.33Ghz 266fsb
256mb DDR RAM – time for an upgrade right here:p
GeForce3 Ti200 64mb
IBM 40Gb 7200 HD
DVD, CD-RW, modem, 802.11g network, and other stuff.:thumbsup:


#18

desperately need an upgrade, but I ain’t got no money right now. Guess I have to wait till januari.

Right now Maya 5 on

MSI motherboard (dunno exact specs) AMD Athlon 1.4Ghz 256 MB Ram (:smiley: first thing I’m gonna change -> 1 gig or above) Riva TNT2 32 MB video card (second upgrade! certainly), 2X 40Gig HD, 2 crappy cd-drives and a writer (I almost never use my cdrom, I make ISO’s of my CD’s). Furthermore 10Mbit networking, 768Kb internet 1X 19" monitor 1X 17" monitor.


#19

Running Maya 5 and Maya PLE @

Apple Powermac G4 1.25 Dual Processor
see my signature for the specs. :stuck_out_tongue:


#20

I get so inspired bt threads like this…

It’s like browsing at the local Ferarri dealership. then getting into your Civic and driving home with a little smirk just knowing that one day you’ll trade it in for one of those torkmonsters. And I gotta say I’m really impressed with some of the work that comes out of some of the lighter on CG Talk rigs too.

But MimikOctopus I gotta give it up! That is almost UNREAL. Dual Opterons, my holy grail… How you liking that new Enzo? :drool: