Hello to all of you Pix4D enthusiasts!
I’m presently working with a GETAC X500 G2 server as an all-round device, and it did quite well for 3 years. It enabled me to remain available all week long for missions, while it was processing wherever I was: sleeping at an hotel, driving, travelling by train, at home,…
However, I feel the time has come to add a workstation to my calculation task force, in order to help the GETAC coping with multiple projects. As the activity rises, calculation time tends to be a bottleneck now.
So this worstation will be used only for Pix4D processing, nothing else (very little Raycloud), mainly for medium to wide projects (2000 + eBee SODA pictures). It won’t store anything, I use a NAS storage server for that. Aside from that, I have to say I managed to calculate 6000+ pictures single projects (SODA, default parameters) on the GETAC. It handles regularly 3000+ projects, so it’s a pretty efficient tool.
I would like to spend a little less than 3000€ for this setup. Here is the configuration I was aiming to, after collecting advice in an integrator shop:
CPU - AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
CPU Cooler - Corsair Hydro series H100I V2
GPU - MSI Geforce GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
RAM Amount - 64 GB (4 x 16)
RAM Speed - Corsair Vengeance LED Series DDR4-2666 MHz
SSD - Samsung 960 PRO 512 GB M2 NVME
Hard Drive - none
Motherboard - MSI X399 SLI PLUS
Mastercase cooler master maker 5t
Power - Be quiet! Dark power Pro 11 750W
Operating System - Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
I have 2 questions regarding this setup:
Does it seem balanced to you, and if not, what should be modified?
I calculated it would reach around 3500€ with taxes, that is a bit over my expectations. Which part could eventually be replaced at a little lower cost or downgraded in order to fit with my budget?
Thanks a lot to all contributors in the Pix4D Computer hardware community benchmark section for their help, I know they are far more familiar with hardware than I will ever be!
Best regards, Thomas.