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jblessing

Member Since 30 Jan 2007
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Quixel vs Substance

13 March 2015 - 04:36 PM

Hey any of you have experience with the Quixel suite (NDO, DDO, etc) or Substance Designer?

 

Any preference? One work better than the other with C4D? or Octane?


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?
 
CASE/MOTHERBOARD/PSU
SUPERMICRO SYS-7047GR-TRF
(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

32GB RAM

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?