If it is below $ 5000, it might be a good deal, but I would use a Tesla C2075 instead of two 6000's. You will end up with a system that is a good median, maybe even upper quartile performer.
under $5000? it actually cost 10k (in Australia)
refund is an option too...
i thought it was a good price... i might be able to change the quadro and get a better processor
what do u know about those 15k hard drive?
What also drives up the price is the 96 GB. Unless you are a very heavy AE user, 64 GB would be more than enough. PR rarely uses up to 32 GB, but AE gobbles up whatever it finds available.
The 15K disks are nice but pricey. They are still the fastest mechanical disks available. If the space is sufficient for you, I would keep them. If you need more space, you need to get an extra disk box anyway.
See my remark about price as a sarcastic shove. There is no doubt that the HP Z820 is a great machine and with the components in there, it will be a very reliable workhorse, but my problem with these machines is their price/performance ratio. The issue with these machines is that they cost far more than a DIY single CPU system but deliver less performance, despite the premium price. To illustrate this point, see Bechmark Results Table. Note you have to be registered and logged in to gain access to this table. There is a dual E5-2650 system that comes out at rank # 78 out of 158.
I know that to get a HP Z820 that is about comparable to my own system would set me back around $ 25 K and that I consider extreme for a hobbyist. Note I don't have a boss to pick up the tab.
The HP Z820 is a superb machine, a real professional workstation and if you can afford it, go for it.
Noah's Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic was built by professionals.
Well several of the components are really EOL or close to EOL on this. The 15K SAS drives are rather pointless at this point since SSD drives are far faster with pricing comparable to the SAS drives. Now that the 1TB SSD drives are starting to release, I would not even bother with them. The Quadro 6000 is definitely EOL now since the Quadro K5000 released. If you want a Quadro card then that is the card to get until the K version of the 6000 releases. I would definitely not get 2 of either Quadro card. If you require a 10bit workflow then get the Quadro for the Display output and a Geforce card for the GPU processing. This can still be setup if done correctly. Many Max editors still use both. The E-5 2667's are ok but for that price you should have the E-5 2687's. Those are the best Xeon's to get. Harm is absolutely correct on the ram. 64GB is more than enough even with Red Projects or Comps. I really hope the Network interface is onboard. If you require a card then get one of the 10Gbit Ethernet cards for now for future proofing later when the 10Gbit Ethernet switches finally fall into the domestic/small business price range.