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 Post subject: 3D Design for Cancer Research PC Build Help
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:50 pm 
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Hi guys, I am sure there are a million topics that have been covered over, are these parts compatible, etc...

I am a complete newbie to this and converting from the iMac world, so I am clueless. These might be stupid questions to most of you, but I promise if you have a stupid question about cancer, I won't mind answering it for you :D

Here is the PC I was planning to build. I do pretty intense 3D design for cancer graphics (as well as insane memory intensive high throughput data analysis of genome and protein work) and want a PC that can handle the task. Can you let me know if these parts will work good together, or if a specific part will be a limiting factor for the build? Thanks so much!

Motherboard
ASUS Z97-DELUXE(NFC & WLC) LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel

Processor
Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell 4.0GHz LGA 1150

Video Card
EVGA 03G-P4-3888-KR GeForce GTX 780 Ti Classified K|NGP|N Edition 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

Memory
G.SKILL Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2666 (PC3 21300) Desktop Memory Model F3-2666C12Q-32GTXD

Hard Drive
Samsung SSD 840 PRO 2.5-inch SATA 512GB

Bluray
LG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo Drive Model UH12NS29


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Design for Cancer Research PC Build Help
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:17 am 
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Do you really want to use a gaming card for computational work? Shouldn't you be looking at workstation cards? And what about an HDD for storage? Are you only using the SSD? Is that enough?

I'm not sure on this, but won't you need ECC RAM? When I hear computation, I'm thinking of a workstation PC. So Intel Xeon, ECC RAM, raid array, and workstation graphics come to mind.


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Design for Cancer Research PC Build Help
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:58 am 
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Well, it depends on what's at stake here. If you're doing long hours of computational work, workstation/server class hardware is probably a lot better. You wouldn't want a stray error to ruin everything. And I really don't want to say this, but if you came from Mac land, I do recommend the Mac Pro since it's very hard to build something that's actually the same price.

Otherwise if what you're doing doesn't rely on hours of error-free computing, you could get away with a setup like that.


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Design for Cancer Research PC Build Help
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:05 am 
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That would be a great gaming rig but might not be the best fit what the tasks you described. Not sure what the budget is but here's some ideas for you. What do you guys think, seems like something like this would be better to do 3D design and computations on.
MB: Socket LGA2011 Workstation board gets you Quad channel memory http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CMSCYKC?cache=42995b561890b4b8169181e8623cc2c4&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&qid=1403419384&sr=8-4#ref=mp_s_a_1_4

CPU: Intel Xeon gives you more cache http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00G0MOWO2?cache=42995b561890b4b8169181e8623cc2c4&pi=SY200_QL40&qid=1403419899&sr=1-1#ref=mp_s_a_1_1

RAM: 32GB (4x8GB) ECC RAM will give you better stability http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00J0TQ060/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1403421846&sr=8-1

GPU: Geforce Titan Black or Quadro K4000 are just 2 options but I definitely wouldn't recommend the Kingpin edition card as that's meant strictly for extreme overclockers http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00IEV313U/ref=aa_ol_d or http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BLTE7X0?cache=42995b561890b4b8169181e8623cc2c4&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&qid=1403423050&sr=8-4#ref=mp_s_a_1_4


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Design for Cancer Research PC Build Help
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:46 pm 
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Hey rbbunmc!

Your project sounds really interesting! What sort of program(s) will you be using for your project? What sort of questions are you asking with your research?

I'm asking because I don't personally know exactly what may work best for you, but I have several friends/colleagues who work in cancer research (both clinical and basic) at both Northwestern University and the University of Chicago who may have some very specific advice based on the projects you run.

Cheers!


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