Im planning on building a new CUDA system for work.
Atm I use only one gtx285 I already have but the system needs to be upgradable with a second gfx later on. Looking forward to Fermi i will fit in one of these as soon as they will be released just in time to aid our intergalatic fleet in battling the maaaad marsians :) (hurry, nvidia, hurry!)
Additionally I need another PCIe x8 for my 10 Gbit network adapter (Intel AT2; maybe I get a XFX nForce 780i SLI ?).
For this one it would be nice to have a motherboard which supports i/oat capable xeons. Without an onboard graphics I also need another PCIe x8 for a gfx dedicated for display only.
And of course I need a psu with 2x 6pin and 2x 8 pin connectors and watts to power both gfx.
RAM doesnt have to be anything special…
Maybe someone could give me an advice on a complete system according to these requirements for not more than 1k â‚¬ (less is better oc)!
Thanks in advance!
I’m pretty sure you need more than 1k euros for a system that you are describing. Though I am curious what the costs of such a system would be. Ideally I want to have parts-lists for systems of several budgets.
You are right. 1k â‚¬ is not enough. Actually I’m not limited to any budget but cheaper means I will get the system earlier. Currently I’m pointing at somewhat between 1.5k and 2k with the following components:
GTX480 as soon as it’s available (high power consumption and very loud but also very fast in CUDA apps) plus the GTX280 I already have (I can use two different cards for CUDA, right? Will get identical ones for better optimizing later on) (500 â‚¬)
ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution (3 PCIe x16 for my 2 CUDA-cards and 2 PCIe x8 for the network adapter and sth else, nForce 200 onboard graphics for display, socket 1366 and X58 chipset) …sadly this motherboard doesn’t support the Xeons I would need to use I/OAT (300 â‚¬)