I'm going to make some new investments and need advice on wether this is a good choice.
1) An HP XW 8600 Xeon Quad core 5450 4GB ram with HP nvida quadro fx17000 512mb card, 2*24 inch screen HP LP2475 and backupsystem for the systemdisk, Fusion R800 Raid 6TB.
This system is mainly for compositing with Fusion and some 3d apps (lightwave, Kray/ Vue/) for now.
Also attached to this system is;
2) - A) Renderfarm Dell Precision Workstation R54 One intell Xeon E5420 2.5 GHz 2*6mb cache Quad core, 4GB ram, Windows Vista business SP 64 Bit
- B) Dell Power edge R200 Quad Core intel Xeon 2.83 ghz 2*6 MB, 4GB ram, Windows Server2003 R2 SP2, x64 Std Edition
I was planning to buy 10 of these for our renderfarm. Cinema 4d will also run on this.
Our supplier is opting for the dell workstation, the main reason is for the server software since CS4 would not run on Windows 2003 but is 64 bit ().
Any advice is greatly appreciated.