My new 4k editing rig!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by JesterJJZ, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

    JesterJJZ

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    So here's my setup, or at least will be as soon as everything arrives. Coming from a 2006MP I'm pretty excited! Still debating my additional GFX cards. Just not sold on the new MP thing coming out. My old machine lasted 7 years and still going strong. This one should keep me going for a bit!


    2012 Mac Pro - Dual Six Core 2.4 (Refurb, will upgrade processors when prices drop)
    64GB Ram from OWC
    Dual 256GB Samsung 840Pro SSD for Boot - Raid 0
    1TB Velociraptor for Application cache/scratch and sound and image libraries
    Dual 2TB Ultrastars in Raid 1 for project files
    Stock 1TB drive for personal stuff, music, pictures
    External Bluray drive on USB2.0

    Slot 1 - Nvidia GXT680
    Slot 2 - Cyclone 2707 Card
    Slot 3 - Atto r680 Raid Card
    Slot 4 - BM Decklink 4k Extreme

    Promax 24TB, 8 Bay Raid Tower


    In Cyclone Expander

    Slot 1 - GFX Card 2???
    Slot 2 - GFX Card 3???
    Slot 3 - Red Rocket
    Slot 4 - Atto h644
    Slot 5 - Caldigit esata/usb3.0 card

    4 Bay trayless drive cage with fanout from h644
    External SAS port for LTO drive in the future

    For monitors I currently have a 30" ACD and a 23" ACD plus Panasonic production monitor.

    Turning my 2006 into my secondary machine and dual boot win7 machine so I can dump my aging HP pavilion.
     
  2. Macsonic macrumors 65816

    Macsonic

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    AWESOME Setup! :) Congrats on your power video station. I also got the tower Mac Pro since the new 2013 Mac Pro won't suit my needs and cost was a factor. Enjoy!
     
  3. flowrider macrumors 601

    flowrider

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    Sounds like a monster. Why not put the Blu-ray in the second optical drive bay?

    Lou
     
  4. VirtualRain macrumors 603

    VirtualRain

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    I'm not sure if this will be an issue for you, but in my 2009 Mac Pro (which I believe uses the same architecture and chip set) I could not get more than 1GB/s out of either of the top x4 slots. My RAID card with 3xSSDs in RAID0 would top out at around 980MB/s in either of those slots, but in the x16 slot, it would hit 1380MB/s which is more in line with the limit of the SSDs. This is strange because 1380MB/s is well within the bandwidth of a x4 slot.

    I'm not sure what's limiting it, but something was/is. Maybe it's just my particular card in that slot or maybe it's something in the main board design.

    And note that last I talked to Caldigit about their eSATA/USB3 card, there was major limitations with that as well...

    Here's what they said when In inquired about using a couple of SSDs on it...
     
  5. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

    JesterJJZ

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    No more sata ports. Four bays filled and dual SSDs in the optical. I already had the external Bluray anyway. On thing that gave the older models an upper hand was that they had 2 pata connectors for optical. As far as I know the two sata connectors that are on the logic board are the ones that connect to the optical bays.

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    Well, my Raid unit is supposed to top off a little over 900MB/s so I think I should be ok. That comes in on monday so I'll be sure to do some tests.

    Also, I'm aware of the FASTA-6GU3 issues, but I have 2 of them in my 2006 and they suit my needs just fine. Moving one of them to the new system.
     

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