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Hello,

 

          I am going to build a display PC for watchout 6. The same PC I wanted to use for content creations as well. So I am little doubtful about choosing a graphics card  for watchout. I am looking for 4 display output. For content creation I require a high performance graphics card. My choices are    AMD Firepro W8100 and nvidia Titan X, so please help me to choose right graphics card for my both applications.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Watchout PC spec for 4 display output.

 

 

Processor                 Intel i7-5960x

 

Mother board           Asus X99E-WS/usb3.1

 

Ram                        DDR4 64gb 2400Mhz G-skill

 

Graphics                   Firepro W8100  or nvidia Titan X

       card              

 

OS                            windows 10 pro

 

Chassie                    4U rackmount

 

Power
  Supply                    1200W
 
CPU Cooler               Liquid cooled double radiator
 
Disk Drive   OS          Samsung 850  PRO 120GB
 
Disk Drive media       2 x Samsung 850  PRO 120GB RAID 0
 
  
  
 
 
 
  
  
  
 
 
 
  
 

 

 

 

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Hi there, gonna pass on advise on graphics card for now, but I suppose your media drive will be 240gb and not 120? Or are you using 2 60gb drives?

 

One personal advise : I recently found out 240 is too small for 4K hap projects ;-). Might wanna go 2 x 240 if you expect such projects.

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Hi Jithu,

 

Re: "Graphics card"

 

It's a bit of an apples vs pears comparisation, as I see it.

- AMD FirePro W8100 is a professional graphics card

- NVidia Titan X is a consumer gaming card

 

If budget allows, the W8100 is the better choice in my view.

 

Re: "Disk Drive media"

I would look into the new NVMe-based M2-SSD's (Gen3/PCIe x4) like the Samsung 950 PRO

http://www.anandtech.com/show/9702/samsung-950-pro-ssd-review-256gb-512gb

 

On your selected MB (Asus X99E-WS/usb3.1), there is a slot for it. 

It's seriously fast, sequential read up to 2,500MB/s (512 GB), and not very expensive either.

Also avoiding the hassle of dealing with RAID 0 setup...

 

/jonas

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So for OS can i use normal 850 PRO series?

 

Yes.

 

 

 

If I am using 512 GB NVMe-based M2-SSD, can i use it for both OS and Media drive?

 

No, I wouldn't do/recommend that. 

This is for MEDIA drive use, and where WATCHOUT is to be installed, normally.

 

/jonas

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Follow-up question Re: Graphics card.

 

Given the Firepro W8100 is a production grade GPU, and say we have a Nvidia pro-grade GPU also (like Quadro)

Which GPU brand does have a better compatibility history with Watchout 5/6?

 

Thanks

 

Ced

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