Building a complete new rendering Workstation with maximum performance and best of the best hardware that's available on the market that suits my needs. Would be finished at the end of 2017 which is in a few days.
But still waiting for the heart of my new rendering beast. Intel's 2017 Core i9 7980XE Skylake XE, Octadeca core (18-core) processor which can handle 36 threats simultaniously. That's serious rendering power.
This processor only fits on a LGA2066 socket. So it will be build on the ASUS Rampage X299 Extreme Motherboard. Which is, in my opinion, the best performance board ASUS ever made so far, on moment of writing this, december 2017. Having these two hi-end hardware components i can't just choose low-budget SSD's and DDR4 RAM modules.
Searching for best of the best performing components i end up with Samsungs 960 PRO 2 TB M.2 SSD with max read 3500 MB/s and write 2100 MB/s. Random read (IOPS) 440000, random write (IOPS) 360000. With it's 3D V-NAND and his M.2 socket this SSD is insanely fast. And also the best there is on the market right now. (2017)
For my RAM Memory i end up with the Corsair 8x16GB, DDR4, 3200MHz, CL15, Dominator which fits all eight DIMM-slots of the Rampage Extreme giving me 128GB DDR4 Memory to work with. Enough for the next 5 years of intensive hard work. I guess it will be an overkill to have such a lot of memory but hey, we go for best of the best so let's do it then.
For my graphics card i choose the Poseidon GTX 1080 TI from ASUS, since these card doesn't have to do that much rather than keeping my two 27inch display's running smoothly.
I'm not playing games with my workstation so my display card should probably never have to perform on his max capabilities.
The whole system is custom watercooled so my system is running cool and as silent as possible. All powered up with a Corsair 1000watts power supply to keep everything stable alive and running.
Well this is pretty much it i guess! A lot of hardware to get a fast rendering system.
The new much more improved version of my next CNC build would'nt render properly on my old sytem which has an old 1 gen Intel I7 930 @ 2.80GHz processor on a Asus Rampage three Extreme motherboard. Using a C Solid State Drive first gen 230GB from Intel which is, after 7 years 24/7 running, at the end of his lifetime. I don't know how about my DDR3 dimms from Corsair with a total of 6x8=48GB. They still runs very stable without any issues. So i think i keep them as spare parts. Well that's it about my older workstation and my brandnew which i both build myself.
From January 2018 i will use my new Workstation for rendering my latest CNC project. I will share this project as soon as possible so you can have the benefits of my work and my new workstation which should gife me much better render performance and better quality results in a lot less time.
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Architecture, Designing, automation, 3D-printing technology, CNC-technology, robotics, computers, programming and alsmost everything that has to do with technology.