4 minutes ago, Luuk17 said:
Hi i would like to create a server render farm, i need core with high clock speed, and ram, i don't need gpu, i already have one old that will be enough.
I don't have so much money(around 200 max max 250 Dollar/euro) and after searching stuff i have this x5675 ( 40$ one ) that i would like to put in a server with dual socket, my questions are ;
0 Can i put windows on server and run a program which will be doing the render?
1 can i overclock this dual xeon cpu in a server?
2 what type of serve i can buy that isn't so much expensive? we can find so much servers at low cost but i don't know which is good, i must search for something particular? or with just a LGA1366 socket or other specs?
3 Would be a dell poweredge 5710 good for what i want to do?
1. You can use any OS, Windows.. Linux etc it depends entirely on what the software you want to use for 'rendering' and what OS support that software has. Also how familiar are with each OS type will need to be taken in to account
2. Not with server grade motherboards, If you used a high end desktop grade with those X5600 series Xeon chips such as a EVGA SR-2, technically yes but it is FSB multiplier overclocking and not always stable
3. I'm assuming you mean Dell PowerEdge R510 or R710? They can be purchased reasonably cheap but take in to account the amount of power they eat and the rack space requirement of the unit. Make sure you have plenty of space. If you do buy an R510 or R710 then I would suggest making sure it has a H700 RAID controller to make sure it supports disks larger than 2TB in size. Do not buy one with a PERC6 controller in it as they cannot support disks larger than 2TB