Author Topic: Guide for budget 32thread render node build / 2xXeon E5 2670v1 C2 sub 900 euro  (Read 4679 times)

2016-06-10, 11:29:12

Juraj_Talcik

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Hi guys, I've put some short commentary on the build I did, and some general building advice. It's not all encompassing but could be useful. If some questions pop-up too often, I will revise particular sections that might concern it.

http://talcikdemovicova.com/32-thread-build-on-budget/

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Revision 1.1 : I formated Motherboard and CPU Coolers sections to go right after each other as they have close dependability. I added further motherboard options with links and divided coolers based on motherboard layout. I don't have much energy to research all cheap options for cooling since I always use Noctua.... but if I find the time (or would like to suggest yours) I will add them with links.
« Last Edit: 2016-06-11, 14:26:15 by Juraj_Talcik »
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2016-06-10, 12:07:36
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mraw

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2016-06-10, 12:45:06
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Congrats.
That's nicely done and written.
Thank you.
:)

2016-06-10, 15:15:18
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Marvey

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Hi Juraj,

It is possible to share the seller where you bought the xeons?
Btw your "Reddit post (link) " is not working can you share the link please
thanks

2016-06-10, 15:42:45
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Juraj_Talcik

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Hi Juraj,

It is possible to share the seller where you bought the xeons?
Btw your "Reddit post (link) " is not working can you share the link please
thanks

Hi absolutely.

I did not link to direct sellers because the choice depend on your residency :- ). I wanted them right away, so I found a european seller than auctions them (http://www.ebay.de/usr/pc-sistem?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 but you can go for the Chinese(Hong-Kong) sellers as well. They will specify minimum postage and avoid customs.
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2016-06-10, 17:14:37
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2016-06-12, 21:34:24
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I've grabbed the z620 from this seller for a faster jump to dual xeon setup. Not much testing so far just installed windows an ran the benchmark, with the 1:37 render time vs my old 4770k build's ~4:30 i think this will become my primary workstation, just need to swap the hdd's and graphics card and ad some more ram.
« Last Edit: 2016-06-13, 06:49:36 by Freakaz »

2016-07-27, 11:14:51
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Hi Juraj,

thanks a lot for the tip! I used this guide to build my workstation and it just works perfect!


2016-07-27, 14:40:37
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I also researched and compared the different prices on ebay or amazon, for the moment I can get it for € 1,300 .. It is not exactly the same price that was mentionned
I don't desperate ;)
But thanks for all your work Juraj !

2016-07-27, 15:11:08
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Juraj sell me your workstation ahhaha
« Last Edit: 2016-07-27, 16:16:07 by fabio81 »

2016-07-27, 20:45:39
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I ordered my cpus from a hong kong seller. I had to wait a week for them to arrive, but they were well packaged and works like a charm. If you find a seller with good reputation, there shouldn't be any problems.

I bought a Fractal Design XL R2 case and put in two "Arctic Cooling F12 PWM CO 120mm" fans (since the fans that came with the case was 3-pin and couldn't be controlled by the MB, which uses 4-pin connectors) and used two Cooler Master Evo 212 for the cpus. The computer is almost completely silent even at full load.

2016-07-27, 21:11:21
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Hi Monkeybrother,
I suppose you've bought two xeon e5 2660 ? what motherboard you bought? and how much have you paid ?
Thanks

2016-07-27, 23:41:21
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Hi Monkeybrother,
I suppose you've bought two xeon e5 2660 ? what motherboard you bought? and how much have you paid ?
Thanks

I bought two xeon 2670 (around 120usd with shipping). The motherboard is a Asus Z9PE-D8 WS, which is expensive, but I managed to find a pretty good price here in Sweden. I couldn't find any of the server motherboards, that would have cut the price on both the MB and the case a lot. The whole build went a bit over 900 euro, around 950 euro.
« Last Edit: 2016-07-27, 23:49:56 by Monkeybrother »

2016-07-28, 09:06:05
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I bought two xeon 2670 (around 120usd with shipping). The motherboard is a Asus Z9PE-D8 WS, which is expensive, but I managed to find a pretty good price here in Sweden. I couldn't find any of the server motherboards, that would have cut the price on both the MB and the case a lot. The whole build went a bit over 900 euro, around 950 euro.

the benefit of this card is that it allows you to also mount the V2 processors, I have the same and I have two 2697v2

2016-08-05, 10:29:34
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Juraj_Talcik

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All of them allow v1/v2 to be run with updated bios. It's the same LGA 2011(-1) chipset.

Same some v3/v4 family in LGA 2011-3.
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