I wonder if there are any owners of HP Z420, Intel® Xeon E5-1650, 8GB here?(http://www.amazon.co...® Xeon E5-1650,))) I am seriously considering this workstation for a large number crunching project that would involved recalculating large excel files (300-mbs, and 500mbs in size) thousands of times per each day (5/7/365)...this will be a long term project so I need a super fast and a super reliable system...I understand Xeon E5-1650 is the twin brother of i7 3930k with the addition of ECC memory support and a few more sever options...I was wondering if there are people here who have this machine and hwo submit it daily to very hard loads???well - EXTREMELY HARD LOADS....Like running 100% for 10 hours non-stop....I wonder how it handles that?)) I will be very happy to hear about your experience!)
Any owners of HP Z420 here? (Xeon E5-1650, 8GB)
Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:58 AM
Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:39 PM
Hi, I don't think you will have much luck finding owners of a pre-built PC here, From the looks of it, that PC should be able to handle some serious loads, but you could build a better PC for less on your own.
[CPU]Intel Xeon W3670 (i7-970) @3.20Ghz---[CPU Cooling]Thermalright Silver Arrow---[MOBO]ASUS Rampage Gene III---[RAM]G-Skill Rip Jaws (24GB)(6x4GB)---[GPU]ASUS GTX 780 OC---[PSU]KingWin Lazar LZ-1000---[CASE]Bitfenix Colossus Venom Edition---[HDDs]WD Dives(6.5TB total storage) and Samsung 250GB SSD(boot)---[Monitors] 3X NEC 24" LCD2490WUXi ISP Panels and 1X Seiki 39" 4K monitor
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:20 PM
well the Xeon with ECC memory is what you need for none stop workloads. But you won't find anyone here with a pre-built system. if you interested in builiding something yourself you can save a ton of money and get what you want.
edit: I ended up going the none ECC route because I wasn't going to render anything for more than a day at a time, nothing mission cricital either. It seems you need the computer running without much downtime, so a true workstation / server is what you need. your going in the right direction.
Edited by hornybluecow, 10 December 2012 - 02:22 PM.
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:36 AM
thanks))) it is interesting to note that Lenovo ThinkStation S30 0569 features the same porcessor but is almost 1000$ more expensive at a hefty $2,924.00 (http://www.amazon.co...tation S30 0569)...I wonder why such a large price differential?)
Edited by daverty, 12 December 2012 - 07:37 AM.