I'm toying with the idea of creating a render farm. I work in AE and Cinema 4d mostly, along with the obligatory Premiere and Resolve. Here's what I'm thinking;
36 (18x2) - xeon x5260 dual core
58 - X7DBN Supermicro 5000p Dp Dual-Core Lga771
58 - 2x4 gb ram
33 - nvidia 210
10 - wd 160 gb hdd
42 - corsair 430w psu
27 - case
For a grand total of 264 per system. If I buy 4000 worth of these I'll have like 60 physical cores at my disposal by my calculations. Most of from Newegg, but a couple were from Amazon. What do you guys think. Is there a better cost per core solution out there?
How do you think that will work, apart from slow?
So I've seen a few reports that ranks this chip as the king when it comes to cost per performance ratio. For a dual core at 3.3ghz for 17 bucks, seems legit to me.
What would make you think this would be slow
60 cores running seems like a render crunching beast to me.
But again, if I knew the definitive answer I obviously wouldn't be posting it in this forum. If a better option is available I'm happy to hear about it.