[Sidefx-houdini-list] OT: Houdini 12 system

Gene Crucean emailgeneonthelist at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 00:13:33 EST 2012


Quadro's haven't been worth the money for ages. Especially if you aren't
pushing limits. A Geforce 550Ti will probably serve you fine.

550Ti's are about $120 and plenty fast.



On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 7:17 AM, <jim at rutherfordfx.com> wrote:

>
> Thanks for all the info...interesting how those gtx cards are
> benchmarking higher than the quadra 4000 ... Is it worth it to spend the
> money on a quadra...I,m not working with huge data
> Jim
>
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] OT: Houdini 12 system
> From: "Craig Hoffman" <craigleehoffman at aol.com>
> Date: Wed, January 04, 2012 7:50 pm
> To: <sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com>
>
> On a cheaper note, I was going to build my own "bang for the buck"
> system,
> but stumbled upon this pre-built PC, which had pretty much all the stuff
> I
> wanted for a price lower than I could build it for (I missed it at $899
> on
> "Black Monday", and it is at $1099 now):
>
>
>
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227382&Tpk=ibuypowe
> r%20957i
>
>  2600K Core i7 (supposed to be good for easy overclocking)
>  16 GB RAM
>  2 GB GTX 560 Ti
>  1 TB Hard Drive
>  Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
>
> I haven't pulled the plug and bought it yet- I am still hoping for it to
> pop
> up on some "New Year Sale" or something, but if someone wants a pretty
> rockin' PC for home and only has around $1K to spend, I don't think this
> one
> can be beat.
>
> Cheers,
> Craig
>
> -----Original Message-----
>
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 7:25 PM, Peter Bowmar <pbowmar at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > We have z800 machines here, they are good!
> > >
> > > If you want to use GPU, it's all about the RAM on the card, so the
> > > 580 with 3GB is a good cost-effective choice.
> > >
> > > I recommend 16gb as minimum RAM and the most you can afford as max
> > > :)
> > >
> > > On 4 January 2012 09:58, zoran arizanovic
> > > <zoran.arizanovic at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > > Hi
> > > > I bought hp z800 in summer and am thrilled with it highly
> > > > recommended
> > > > http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13278_na/13278_na.pd
> > > > f
> > > > Zoran
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 6:50 PM, <jim at rutherfordfx.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> Hey
> > > >> Any suggestions in regard to an optimum system in the $2000 to
> > > >> $4000 range that would make the best use of Houdini
> > > >> 12....obviously GPU I've seen other posts talking about Intel I7
> > > >> 980 6 core with 16 gigs
> > and
> > > >> up of Ram...lots of people talking about geforce 580 3 gig
> > > >> graphics card...looking to probably run linux.
> > > >> thanks
> > > >> Jim
> > > >>
> > > >> -------- Original Message --------
> > > >> Subject: [Sidefx-houdini-list] OT: Houdini 12 system
> > > >> From: <jim at rutherfordfx.com>
> > > >> Date: Wed, January 04, 2012 10:49 am
> > > >> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> > > >>
> > > >>
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