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Old   March 8, 2020, 02:46
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Is this workstation ok?

Motherboard: gigabyte md70
Cpu: 2 xeon 2680 v3
RAM: 8 16 gb ecc 2133
Vga: rx 580 8gb
Power: 1300w evga
480 gb sata
4TB hdd

Any suggestions?

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Old   March 8, 2020, 03:41
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Hardware is only ever good or bad in the context of the applications you want to run. And to some extent, the price.
Tell us what you want to do with this workstation, then we can judge if it is a good fit. And if you want, I can also comment on the price.
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Thanks Alex
I want to run fluent ( 2/000/000 or maybe more elements les or RSM )+ comsol multiphysics

I don't have any problem with licence.

Price: 1800$ in stock
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In that context, the hardware is ok

Do I think 1800$ is worth it? Let's look at some of the readily available prices.
Gigabyte MD70: 400$ new (way cheaper options for similar boards exist, especially used)
Xeon E5-2680v3: 2x160$ used
CPU coolers: 2x25$ new
8x16GB DDR4-2133 reg ecc: 320$ used
RX 570 8GB: 150$ new
PSU: 100$ new
Case: 100$ new
500GB SSD: 70$ new
4TB non-SMR HDD: 90$ new

That's 1600$ in parts, with a lot of new components.
Your call if you want to pay the difference to get it shipped fully assembled, but with all used components. Of course, availability and prices may vary in your region. So the workstation might turn out to be a really good deal.
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Thank you so much
Unfortunately I can't find any cheaper case in my country.
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In that context, the hardware is ok

Do I think 1800$ is worth it? Let's look at some of the readily available prices.
Gigabyte MD70: 400$ new (way cheaper options for similar boards exist, especially used)
Xeon E5-2680v3: 2x160$ used
CPU coolers: 2x25$ new
8x16GB DDR4-2133 reg ecc: 320$ used
RX 570 8GB: 150$ new
PSU: 100$ new
Case: 100$ new
500GB SSD: 70$ new
4TB non-SMR HDD: 90$ new

That's 1600$ in parts, with a lot of new components.
Your call if you want to pay the difference to get it shipped fully assembled, but with all used components. Of course, availability and prices may vary in your region. So the workstation might turn out to be a really good deal.
I have to correct RAM model:
8(16GB 2R8 PC4 -2400T- RE1- 11 Sk hynix)
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Xeon E5-v3 run memory at DDR4-2133 max. So the faster memory does not really add to the value of the workstation.
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Xeon E5-v3 run memory at DDR4-2133 max. So the faster memory does not really add to the value of the workstation.
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In that context, the hardware is ok

Do I think 1800$ is worth it? Let's look at some of the readily available prices.
Gigabyte MD70: 400$ new (way cheaper options for similar boards exist, especially used)
Xeon E5-2680v3: 2x160$ used
CPU coolers: 2x25$ new
8x16GB DDR4-2133 reg ecc: 320$ used
RX 570 8GB: 150$ new
PSU: 100$ new
Case: 100$ new
500GB SSD: 70$ new
4TB non-SMR HDD: 90$ new

That's 1600$ in parts, with a lot of new components.
Your call if you want to pay the difference to get it shipped fully assembled, but with all used components. Of course, availability and prices may vary in your region. So the workstation might turn out to be a really good deal.
Hi Alex
In your opinion which operating system is more consistent with ansys and comsol considering my workstation specification ( above spec)?
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There is not much of a difference for support of your hardware on Windows and Linux. Use whatever you feel more comfortable with.
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There is not much of a difference for support of your hardware on Windows and Linux. Use whatever you feel more comfortable with.
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