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Old January 2, 2013, 01:55 AM
LeoNeon LeoNeon is offline
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Default Workstation for Photographer / Designer - 3200

Hi,

I'm looking for an advice regards to workstation for Photographer / Designer. Mostly I'm working in photoshop on a huge files with lots of smart objects, filters etc. Files like this can be huge as those are HDR Spherical Panoramas made from 96 images every 12mpix. In the future it will be even bigger as I'm going to buy 36mpix. I'm also using Lightroom4, PtGui, KrPano, SNS HDR and in the future I'm planing to start work in Maya, Zbrush and other 3d software.

I'm totally newbie in hardware. I have decided to go with double processor, SSD discs and RAID following by Nvidia and ADOBE guidelines. I have also choosen a graphic card recommended by them. I the future I will buy some more RAM and normal HHD disc. I already have a monitor ordered.

My the biggest question is about dual cpu motherboard and E5-2620 Xeons. I have heard it might be a better idea to go with one Intel Core i7-3930K 3,2GHz on a single processor mother board. It doesn't make much sens for me as I'm thinking two processors will have more power and cores and this is recommended by Adobe. I'm might be wrong but I just would like to know why and how does it works.

I'm going to buy parts from poland or Ireland. In general it doesn't matter. Preferred EU.

I'm not going overclocking.

I wont to buy computer as fast as possible but I can wait few weeks.

I don't need to buy any software. (assuming optical drive will have one attached).

Monitor resolution 2560x1440 (2560x1600 in the future)

Adobe and Nvidia guidelines:
http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/...p-cs4-cs5.html
http://www.nvidia.com/docs/IO/121765...2012-06-27.pdf

Please let me know what you thing about this:

Motherboard:
ASUS Z9PE-D16
http://www.asus.com/Server_Workstati...specifications

CPU:
Xeon E5-2620 X2
http://ark.intel.com/products/64594/...-GTs-Intel-QPI

Graphic card:
AMD 7970
http://www.amd.com/pl/products/deskt...on-7970.aspx#2

SSD disc in RAID 10 for system and working files
Crucial m4 Slim SSD 128GB X4

Memory:
SAMSUNG M393B2G70BH0-CK0 2X 16GB

Tower:
Cooler Master COSMOS II
Cooler Master - Leading Provider of Computer Case | Cooler | Power Supply

Keyboard:
Logitech K800
Klawiatury

Optical Drive:
BLU-RAY SATA ASUS BW-12B1ST x12

CPU Coolers:
Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 X2

Power Supply:
G1600-MA
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