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  1. Damn thanks a lot for that post! Alright, I see what's the best then, so making a render farm will be better than buying a high CPU performance comp. On a side note, I actually returned the Quadro 4000, I was looking to buy a GeForce GTX 670 instead, which seems "better" for quality/price. A huge thanks about the render farm, I guess it'll be the deal here.
  2. Alright, here's my specs (sorry about the french, hope you can still understand, let me know if not): Mac Pro 4.1 (late 2009) 2 x 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon RAM 20 GO 1066 MHz DDR3 Version du système : Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549) Version du noyau : Darwin 10.8.0 Volume de démarrage : Macintosh HD Mode de démarrage : Normal Mémoire virtuelle sécurisée : non activée Noyau et extensions 64 bits : Non Nom du modèle : Mac Pro Identifiant du modèle : MacPro4,1 Nom du processeur : Quad-Core Intel Xeon Vitesse du processeur : 2,26 GHz Nombre de processeurs : 2 Nombre total de cœurs : 8 Cache de niveau 2 (par cœur) : 256 Ko Cache de niveau 3 (par processeur) : 8 Mo Mémoire : 20 Go Vitesse d’interconnexion du processeur : 5.86 GT/s Version de la ROM de démarrage : MP41.0081.B07 Version SMC (système) : 1.39f5 Version SMC (support pour processeur) : 1.39f5 And yeah, about the graphic card, I actually went through this situation thinking the render times will go faster but it's actually have nothing (99%) to do with rendering an image. Graphic card is for LIVE render such as when you work etc. I actually just bought a Quadro 4000 and I was pretty disapointed by what it bring. It was far from what I need. What I need is definitely high power CPU, so that's why I'm looking into Dual Xeon. Let me know your thoughts
  3. Yea, actually about the $2000/$3000 price, I was reffering to paying this price to get a similar power from what I actually have. I understand the price of the Dual Xeon, and I'm ok to pay for it as long as it bring the power difference and that I see an improvement. About the "absolute biggest question", as I said in the OP, I'm looking for faster 3D renders for an actual animated short I'm working on. My actual Dual Xeon 2.26 GHz Quad-Core are slow when I render a single frame so I'm looking for more power to render a frame sequence. Yesterday I tested with Benchmark and got a 8.1 pts for my actual CPUs. Sorry if it can look noob, but what exactly mean "rig specs"? Do you mean the actual computer I'm working on? And out of your questions, I checked for the Dual Xeon CPU and would like to know if you guys can tell what's the power differences between these 2 (sorry if it can look clear on CPUBoss, I'm not sure of which will really bring faster performance renders between both): http://cpuboss.com/c...el-Xeon-E5-2670 Btw, thanks for the reply guy!
  4. Thanks a lot, I'll check all this. Hope I can find answers to my questions
  5. I was checking to built a Socket 2011 yesterday and had kind of a shock when I saw the power I would get. It was actually pretty close to my Mac Pro 4.1 "Dual Xeon 2.26 GHz Quad-Core". So yea, I was going to built an "Intel Core i7-3930K (6 core)" and realised that even over clocked I wouldn't get the double of power that I actually have. I don't want to spend $2000/$3000 for not that much more power that I actually have, so I thought to turn myself to a Dual CPU Hackintosh. Though, if you guys have any thoughts about it, and know another way to make more powerful comp than what the "i7-3930K" CPU bring, let me know, but actually as I saw, it looks like the Dual Xeon is the only powerful solution here. So here's my questions: 1. I was advised to go for 2X Xeon E5 2680, but I'm actually pretty new in kind of knowledge about CPU power, so I'd like to know what's the choices here and which would fit better inmy case (I'm working in 3D and I'm looking for really faster renders than what I actually get with my "Dual Xeon 2.26 GHz Quad-Core". 2. Talking about the case + cooler, I planned to buy a "Fractal Design Define XL R2 Black Pearl E-ATX" at first, with a "CORSAIR Hydro Series H100" for the cooler. As I saw, many people with Dual Xeon bought high priced cases, but I was wondering if the Fractal XL I was going to buy would being able to work with dual Xeon + 2 "CORSAIR Hydro Series H100"? Otherwise, which case would be good, and is the high priced $500 cases are the only way for dual CPU? Also, if any other great cooler can work with what I plan to buy and save some space, let me know. That's it pretty much, if any questions come through the time with the help etc, I'll post it here, otherwise, thanks for the help!
  6. I guess it's already have a million of "my first built" thread, but yea, I'm posting here to get some opinions/help for what I exactly need. First, I'm actually working on a Mac Pro 4.1 with nothing really special added on it except some RAM and hard drives. I'm mostly working on the BootCamp side recently. Working with Maya and the Adobe applications (PSD/AE/Premiere). I'm sick of having a $2000/3000 computer and still waiting for renders time. Since about a mounth I'm looking to upgrade my Mac Pro to get faster render time from some ways. Then yesterday I was going to upgrade my Mac Pro CPUs, looking around how to do and what to take etc. I got hurt by the price of the CPU and limitation of choice due to the Mac/older version etc etc. Damn I was screw. Then I talked to a friend who already made an Hackintosh for his work (video editiong/movies) and was amazed by how Hackintosh can be! So we checked together what specs can be the best for what I want. So here we go, I'm actually in front of some questions about "what's the best" or some limitation that I'd like to know if it's possible to avoid. 1. Actually my BIGGEST question is, which CPU are the best for what I want, and what's the best option (Less CPU high performance/More CPU lower performance). CPU are the thing I want to put my priority's on since it's with that that my renders time will took less time. From what I saw on TonyMac, it's have 2 different suggested types of CPU. The "Intel Core" and the "Intel Xeon"? I seriously don't know which would be the best and what's the differences etc. Anyway, I'm looking to some opinions/knowledge/advises considering what I want to do. (Don't know if it's have other processors that wasn't in the TonyMac list and would works great?) 2. The Mother board, I firstly wanted the one suggested on TonyMac with the 2 Firewire plugs. Then my friend told me I would be limited with the RAM and about the choice of powerfull CPU. So I decided to don't go for this motherboard, I prefer getting powerfull CPU. Though, I was curious to know if it'd had another Motherboard not listed on the buyer guide that could do both having CPU/RAM that I want + the Thunderbolt plugs? Also, if not, would it be possible to add Thunderbolt to a Mother board? 3. About the RAM, I'd go for the 64GB since the price is pretty low, I'd put the best that I can here. 4. For the hard drives, I first thought going to get 2 480GB SSD (1 for the Windows 7 OS and one for the Apple OS). I thought it'd maybe help to transfer my projects on the SSD, work on Maya/Adobe apps and then transfer the project on a 1/2TB normal Hard Drive. My friend told me it was useless since the only thing the SSD would do is to make your apps open faster and advise me to get only a 120GB SSD for both Mac and Windows OS, then work on a normal separate Hard Drive. My question here is, would I gain faster results if I work on the same SSD than the OS/Applications? Or it'll do the same if I work on a separate Hard Drive. (Is my renders time, save the project etc will work faster on an SSD?) 5. About the graphic card, I'm not a huge fan of this. Still I want something that'll be great, but as far as I can do what I want and I don't get some lag, I'm alright. I actually bought a Quadro 4000 for my Mac pro and just return it because I personnaly sincerely didn't saw that much of an improvement for what I was doing. So yea, I still thought going for the best suggested one here on TonyMac (GeForce GTX 680). Though, I'd like to know if you guys can have other suggestions and also what's the biggest diggerence between the "GeForce GTX 680 Standart" and the "GeForce GTX 680 Upgraded"? 6. Finally, the case. I still would like to use a MacPro 4.1 case I already have. I'd like to know if it's possible considering what I want to put in it, if everything will fit? Also this bring the question of which fan/cooler use for all this. Personnally, I prefer going for a cooler/fan that will do more than what it really need, to be sure my computer don't burn. I prefer going safe than having to buy CPU/clean the inside of the comp. So that's it for now, let me know if I forgot something important or if you see some other things I should get/would be useful in my case. Thanks for the great community btw, I think I'll LOVE my next computer ahah! I'll post other questions if I have through the process if choosing my material. Thanks!
  7. I guess it's already have a million of "my first built" thread, but yea, I'm posting here to get some opinions/help for what I exactly need. First, I'm actually working on a Mac Pro 4.1 with nothing really special added on it except some RAM and hard drives. I'm mostly working on the BootCamp side recently. Working with Maya and the Adobe applications (PSD/AE/Premiere). I'm sick of having a $2000/3000 computer and still waiting for renders time. Since about a mounth I'm looking to upgrade my Mac Pro to get faster render time from some ways. Then yesterday I was going to upgrade my Mac Pro CPUs, looking around how to do and what to take etc. I got hurt by the price of the CPU and limitation of choice due to the Mac/older version etc etc. Damn I was screw. Then I talked to a friend who already made an Hackintosh for his work (video editiong/movies) and was amazed by how Hackintosh can be! So we checked together what specs can be the best for what I want. So here we go, I'm actually in front of some questions about "what's the best" or some limitation that I'd like to know if it's possible to avoid. 1. Actually my BIGGEST question is, which CPU are the best for what I want, and what's the best option (Less CPU high performance/More CPU lower performance). CPU are the thing I want to put my priority's on since it's with that that my renders time will took less time. From what I saw on TonyMac, it's have 2 different suggested types of CPU. The "Intel Core" and the "Intel Xeon"? I seriously don't know which would be the best and what's the differences etc. Anyway, I'm looking to some opinions/knowledge/advises considering what I want to do. (Don't know if it's have other processors that wasn't in the TonyMac list and would works great?) 2. The Mother board, I firstly wanted the one suggested on TonyMac with the 2 Firewire plugs. Then my friend told me I would be limited with the RAM and about the choice of powerfull CPU. So I decided to don't go for this motherboard, I prefer getting powerfull CPU. Though, I was curious to know if it'd had another Motherboard not listed on the buyer guide that could do both having CPU/RAM that I want + the Thunderbolt plugs? Also, if not, would it be possible to add Thunderbolt to a Mother board? 3. About the RAM, I'd go for the 64GB since the price is pretty low, I'd put the best that I can here. 4. For the hard drives, I first thought going to get 2 480GB SSD (1 for the Windows 7 OS and one for the Apple OS). I thought it'd maybe help to transfer my projects on the SSD, work on Maya/Adobe apps and then transfer the project on a 1/2TB normal Hard Drive. My friend told me it was useless since the only thing the SSD would do is to make your apps open faster and advise me to get only a 120GB SSD for both Mac and Windows OS, then work on a normal separate Hard Drive. My question here is, would I gain faster results if I work on the same SSD than the OS/Applications? Or it'll do the same if I work on a separate Hard Drive. (Is my renders time, save the project etc will work faster on an SSD?) 5. About the graphic card, I'm not a huge fan of this. Still I want something that'll be great, but as far as I can do what I want and I don't get some lag, I'm alright. I actually bought a Quadro 4000 for my Mac pro and just return it because I personnaly sincerely didn't saw that much of an improvement for what I was doing. So yea, I still thought going for the best suggested one on TonyMac (GeForce GTX 680). Though, I'd like to know if you guys can have other suggestions and also what's the biggest diggerence between the "GeForce GTX 680 Standart" and the "GeForce GTX 680 Upgraded"? 6. Finally, the case. I still would like to use a MacPro 4.1 case I already have. I'd like to know if it's possible considering what I want to put in it, if everything will fit? Also this bring the question of which fan/cooler use for all this. Personnally, I prefer going for a cooler/fan that will do more than what it really need, to be sure my computer don't burn. I prefer going safe than having to buy CPU/clean the inside of the comp. So that's it for now, let me know if I forgot something important or if you see some other things I should get/would be useful in my case. Thanks for the great community btw, I think I'll LOVE my next computer ahah! I'll post other questions if I have through the process if choosing my material. Thanks!
  8. Introduce yourself.

    Hi, I first come here because I want to built my first Hackitosh. Hope I'll get the help/tools for.
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