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Some tips for building new machine.
« on: December 13, 2013, 07:16:09 PM »
Hello, i am considering a machine for professional use with PhotoScan. I am doing aerial imaging, 3D-modeling of terrain and orthophoto with UAV.

Here is the machine i am considering to configure. Thing is i am new at this, and i would like to hear or read expert opinions, tips... :

GPU:  GeForce GTX770 Gigabyte OC 4GB/DDR5

MB:    LGA1150 Z87 ASUS Z87-PRO

CPU:   Intel CPU LGA1150 Intel® Core™ i7-4770, 3.40GHz BOX 22nm

RAM:   DIMM DDR3 8GB 1600MHz Kingston CL10, KHX1600C10D3B1/8G (x2, 16GB total)

+ everything else of course :)

I know this would be weaker then specified on website, but how much weaker? Will it still do any good?

This machine is already over my budget, but i think i will manage and stay alive when i buy this.

What would you change, add, take out...? Even if prices go higher up to 2000e. This one with everything else is 1500-1600e.

Any help, tips, suggestions are highly appreciated.


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Re: Some tips for building new machine.
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 08:33:47 PM »
This is a nice computer, but you need to get more RAM. the the the better.

also, this CPU (4770) is quite nice, but the 4770K is unlocked and will overclock much better as well.


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Re: Some tips for building new machine.
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 10:51:33 PM »
    If I were you, I wouldn't go for the config that you wrote
    As overclock was mentioned,  1600mhz RAD is insufficient,  get higher frequency RAM.

    Check this out,
    • INTEL i7 4930K 3.4 GHz Socket 2011 12MB 6 core
    • ASUS RAMPAGE IV EXTREME, X79, DDR3, 5x PCIExp, Socket 2011, CrossFireX & SLI    (it has 8 DIMMS instead of 4 ordinary DIMMS)
    • SAPPHIRE or another vendor HD7970 3 GB, PCIExp DDR5, 384 bit, 950/5700 Mhz

    of course, it maybe more than your budget,  but at least go for HD7970, i believe 7970 is good for PS also it must be slighty cheaper than gtx770 also with similar performance..

By the way, be careful about power supply,  choose 80 Plus gold or higher certificated one.. ;)
« Last Edit: December 13, 2013, 11:02:59 PM by Exhale »


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Re: Some tips for building new machine.
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2013, 10:04:04 PM »
Theese are my results from the "benchmarking a gpu" thread. I have not OC but i plan to......

Finished buildning my workstation, havent oc it yet...
Specs are: I7-4960x, asus rampage motherboard, corsair 1866 mhz 64 gb ram, dual 7970

here are results on ultra with photoscan 1.0

[GPU] estimating 1764x2280x544 disparity using 882x760x8u tiles, offset -342
timings: rectify: 0.172 disparity: 3.453 borders: 0.063 filter: 0.187 fill: 0
finished depth reconstruction in 119.424 seconds
Device 1 performance: 200.474 million samples/sec (CPU)
Device 2 performance: 754.388 million samples/sec (Tahiti)
Device 3 performance: 754.261 million samples/sec (Tahiti)
Total performance: 1709.12 million samples/sec
Generating dense point cloud...
selected 16 cameras in 0.25 sec
working volume: 1640x1638x2566
tiles: 1x1x1
selected 16 cameras
preloading data... done in 0.64 sec
filtering depth maps... done in 5.266 sec
accumulating data... done in 6.266 sec
accumulator: 287.192 MB
octree constructed in 0.375 sec
nodes: 2161 (0.103728 MB)
points: 4069497 (40.695 MB)
nodes: 2161 (0.103728 MB)
points: 4069497 (40.695 MB)
4069497 points extracted
Finished processing in 134.722 sec (exit code 1)


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Re: Some tips for building new machine.
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2014, 12:55:24 AM »
Hi Peter,

Were you be able to do OC ?
You forgot to post the OC results .   Can you please?  :D