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Goodbye Mac Pro, Hello Octane PC

17 July 2014 - 04:20 PM

The time has finally come to leave our mac pros behind. We want to expand our use of Octane in C4D, so we have been looking at 4 GPU PC options. Does anyone here have experience with these?
It looks like Boxx and a couple others have some options, but a custom built system seems to be the best value right now. How does a workstation based on these parts sound?
(4U Rackmountable / Tower Server Barebone Dual LGA 2011 Intel C602 DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800)

Dual 10 core CPU
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 Ivy Bridge-EP 3.0GHz LGA 2011 130W Server Processor BX80635E52690V2
4 x GTX Titan Video Cards
EVGA 06G-P4-3793-KR GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK Superclocked 6GB


SSD Cache Drive

SSD System Drive

Project Drive 1TB
(Western Digital WD VelociRaptor 10k HD)


Windows 7


(existing external RAID)


If I could find some 6GB 780ti cards, I would go with those over the Titans, but I can't seem to find them anywhere. We may do some GPU render nodes based on a stripped down version of this too (basically 1 HD, and a lot cheaper CPU).


Is Windows 7 still the best choice?