I'm new to this site but I think you guys are great. I want to build a workstation that is cpu heavy and can run Maya autodesk, Arnold renderer (cpu renderer), and some Zbrush and mudbox. Basically I want to cut my render times down. I have a budget of around $5,000 and I came up with this list from Pc Part picker.
2x Intel Xeon E5-2660 V4 2.0GHz 14-Core Processor
2x Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $88.49
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS SSI EEB Dual-CPU LGA2011-3 Motherboard
2x Kingston ValueRAM 32GB (1 x 32GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory
$154.99x2= $ 309.98 (maybe 128gb, 64gb each processor)
PNY CS1311 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
NVIDIA Quadro M4000 8GB Video Card
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case
EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit
4x Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan
Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans
The total is around $5500
Ok these are the question that I have.
The motherboard Asus Z10PE-D16 WS is around $450 and the Asus Z10PE-D8 WS is about $550. What would be the difference between these two? Do they both support m.2?
Is it possible to run a single e5 2660 v4 and than just another e5 2669 v4 later?
Also with the memory, it seems like a lot is better but by Intel e5 2660 v4 says that the max memory bandwidth is 76gb/s
which would make 64gb the most it could take. Right? Maybe?
I'm trying to go for the most memory for the least amount of money. Is there a difference between a ecc ddr 4 32gb memory that cost $400 than $150?
What's the difference between ECC registered memory and ECC unbuffered memory?
Is it worth it to expand the memory from 32gb to 64gb per processor?
The Quadro video cards are good for Maya autodesk but Maya hasn't certified the Quadro m4000 yet. I think that because it just came out. The Quadro m4000 is the new version of k4000. Is that correct?
Last question, the case to fit the motherboard. Pc part picker suggests a Full tower ATX and the motherboard is a SSI EEB. Is going to work? It seems I have more options with the ATX style case than the SSI EEB.
Thanks Everybody for time.