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Hello, i work in an audiovisual company in Argentina (mapping and video installations).

www.sasami.com.ar

 

We actually own 4 watchout licenses. We are upgrading our 3 display computers.

 

I got budgets based on the 2012's .PDF of this forum. Some components are newer versions of those of the pdf. 

 

We only work with XGA projectors (only a few times we use HD projectors). So, our principal need is to achieve 4/6 VGA analog outputs in each display computer (we may have to use miniDP-VGA, DP-VGA or DVI-VGA adaptors)

 

Option 1:

-MOTHER GIGABYTE (1150) GA-Z97M-D3H)

-1 INTEL CORE I7 4790

-2 RAM KINGSTON DDR3 HYPER-X 8GB 1600MHZ

-2 SSD-KINGSTON 240GB SATA3

-1 VIDEO CARD ASUS R9 280X 3GB DDR5 (2miniDP + 1HDMI + 1DVI-D + 1DVI, i think that we may use 4 VGA outputs with this card)

-POWER SENTEY MBP-850W

-1/2 BLACKMAGIC INTENSITY PRO

 

OPTION 2 (The only difference is the video card):

-2 VIDEO CARD SAPPHIRE R9 270X 2GB DDR5

 

I also found this graphic card with 6 miniDP outputs, do you thing is better than de ones above for 4/6 VGA outputs? 

-AMD FirePro W600 2GB GDDR5 6 Mini DisplayPort Eyefinity 6 Edition PCI-Express Graphics Card

or

-AMD FirePro W7000 4GB GDDR5 4DisplayPort PCI-Express Workstation Graphics Card

 

I hope you can help me.

 

Thanks in advance

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Hello, i work in an audiovisual company in Argentina (mapping and video installations).

www.sasami.com.ar

 

We actually own 4 watchout licenses. We are upgrading our 3 display computers.

 

I got budgets based on the 2012's .PDF of this forum. Some components are newer versions of those of the pdf. 

 

We only work with XGA projectors (only a few times we use HD projectors). So, our principal need is to achieve 4/6 VGA analog outputs in each display computer (we may have to use miniDP-VGA, DP-VGA or DVI-VGA adaptors)

 

Option 1:

-MOTHER GIGABYTE (1150) GA-Z97M-D3H)

-1 INTEL CORE I7 4790

-2 RAM KINGSTON DDR3 HYPER-X 8GB 1600MHZ

-2 SSD-KINGSTON 240GB SATA3

-1 VIDEO CARD ASUS R9 280X 3GB DDR5 (2miniDP + 1HDMI + 1DVI-D + 1DVI, i think that we may use 4 VGA outputs with this card)

-POWER SENTEY MBP-850W

-1/2 BLACKMAGIC INTENSITY PRO

 

This seems OK.

 

 

OPTION 2 (The only difference is the video card):

-2 VIDEO CARD SAPPHIRE R9 270X 2GB DDR5

 

This will not work, WATCHOUT will only use one graphic card for output.

 

 

 

I also found this graphic card with 6 miniDP outputs, do you thing is better than de ones above for 4/6 VGA outputs? 

 

- AMD FirePro W600 2GB GDDR5 6 Mini DisplayPort Eyefinity 6 Edition PCI-Express Graphics Card

 

- AMD FirePro W7000 4GB GDDR5 4DisplayPort PCI-Express Workstation Graphics Card

 

I hope you can help me.

 

Thanks in advance

 

W600 will work for 6 outputs, with video playback primarily.

This will require proper control over the content used.

 

W7000 is a more capable graphics card, but has 4 outputs.

This is a really good choice.

 

/jonas

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Thanks for your reply

W600 will work for 6 outputs, with video playback primarily.
This will require proper control over the content used.

What do you mean by this? to use the proper codec, resolution, etc?

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Thanks for your reply

 

What do you mean by this? to use the proper codec, resolution, etc?

This is what I mean:

http://forum.dataton.com/topic/1420-coming-back-after-3-years-need-advices/?do=findComment&comment=5693

 

This thread could also be useful, W600 has been discussed many times in the Forum,

a search for "W600" or "multi-output" confirms this:

http://forum.dataton.com/topic/1512-new-watchout-display-computers-hardware-config/

 

 

/jonas

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I've been doing some research in this forum and in different PC forums. This topic helped me: 

http://forum.dataton.com/topic/1512-new-watchout-display-computers-hardware-config/?hl=%2Bdisplay+%2Bcomputer

I saw that the X79 Chipset is a bit old, do you still think this chipset is up to date to build a pro PC Display?

On the other hand Z97 is newer but not as pro, and its cheaper. I builded 2 configurations (Z97 and X99).

 

Is the X99 way better?

 

Any other suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

X99:

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard 
Memory: 2 X Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (32gb total)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (system)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Data)
Video Card: AMD FirePro W7000 4GB Video Card
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Capture Card: Black Magic intensity pro
 
Z97: Changes from above in RED:
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Z97-DELUXE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: 2 X Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (32gb total)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (system)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Data)
Video Card: AMD FirePro W7000 4GB Video Card
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Capture Card: Black Magic intensity pro

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Hi Sasami,

 

Please see my inline comments below,

 

/jonas

 

I've been doing some research in this forum and in different PC forums. This topic helped me: 

http://forum.dataton.com/topic/1512-new-watchout-display-computers-hardware-config/?hl=%2Bdisplay+%2Bcomputer

I saw that the X79 Chipset is a bit old, do you still think this chipset is up to date to build a pro PC Display?

 

Yes, it sure is.

 

On the other hand Z97 is newer but not as pro, and its cheaper. I builded 2 configurations (Z97 and X99).

Is the X99 way better?

 

Than the Z97? Yes.

It gives you the choice of 6- and 8-core i7 processors vs only 4-core with Z97.

 

Any other suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

X99:

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard 
Memory: 2 X Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (32gb total)
 
16 GB is quite enough.
 
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (system)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Data)
Video Card: AMD FirePro W7000 4GB Video Card
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
 
Seems OK.
 
Capture Card: Blackmagic Intensity Pro
 
Or maybe a Datapath Vision AV-SDI capture card?
 
 
Z97: Changes from above in RED:
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Z97-DELUXE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: 2 X Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (32gb total)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (system)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Data)
Video Card: AMD FirePro W7000 4GB Video Card
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
 
Seems OK.
 
Capture Card: Blackmagic Intensity Pro
 
Or maybe a Datapath Vision AV-SDI capture card?
 

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