Dual Xeon 16-Core Video Editing Workstation

Built by Ruben on 02/04/13

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Asus Z9PE-D8 WS
Intel Xeon E5-2687W 3.1GHz Eight Core 20MB 150W x2
Kingston DDR3-1600 8GB ECC Reg. x8
PNY Quadro K5000 PCI-E 4GB
Onboard Sound
SYBA Firewire 1394a/1394b PCI-Express Card
Intel 520 240GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD - Primary
Intel 520 480GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD x4 in RAID 0
Western Digital RE 3TB SATA 6Gb/s x4 in RAID 5
Asus 12x Blu-ray Burner
Atech PRO-57U USB 3.0 Internal Card Reader
Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
Antec HCP-1200 1200W Power Supply
Gelid GX-7 x2
Cooler Master MegaFlow 200 Blue LED Silent Fan
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit OEM
Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Business
Logitech Cordless Desktop MX5500
iStarUSA 4-Hard Drive Hot Swap Rack

Additional Notes

A customer approached Puget Systems in search of a robust video editing workstation. High resolution cameras are part of his arsenal, and he needed quick and easy access to drive bays that would support the SSD drives these cameras use for storage.

William George from Puget Systems worked with the customer to configure a dual Xeon 16-core workstation with four Intel 520 240GB SSDs in RAID 0 and another four Western Digital RAID Edition 3TB drives in RAID 5.

"The drive array is what makes it different than what most of the custom builders
are pitching, and so far, it's working really well," said the customer

As for housing the SSDs, we installed an iStarUSA 4-drive hot swap rack making it easy for him to access drives from the front of the case.

We also added a Blu-ray burner and PNY Quardo K5000 card as well as pre-wired the Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced case for a Tesla card to be added at a later date.

"It's as quick as advertised", he said which makes us happy to hear.


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