Mac Pro Resolve Cubix Setup feedback

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Martin Steinberg

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Mac Pro Resolve Cubix Setup feedback

PostThu Oct 18, 2012 1:57 pm

Hi!

I am thinking about building a Davinci Resolve 9 setup and I am looking for feedback.

Mac Pro Two 2,4 GHz 6-Core (12 core) 28 GB RAM

Do you know if it works to mix one:
Nvidia GTX 570 for Apple Mac Pro 2.5 GB 
and
Two: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580+  3072 MB GGDR5 SDRAM? 

Will I get more realtime in Davinci Resolve 9 with the above setup than if I go with three Nvidia GTX 570 for Apple Mac Pro 2.5 GB?

Monitor:
SONY Monitor PVM2541 + MD-DUCC Multi-Definition Down Up Cross Converter
WAVE
USB Ranger 2204 Cat 5 Extender
DELL 27'' TFT U2711 - HAS + - DUAL - Svart 2560x1440 + 19 inch screen for scopes.
4x SSD vertex 4 512 GB S-ATA 6Gb/s  for media used with the resolve. Internal RAID 0.
1x PCI MAXPower RAID mini-SAS 6G-1e1i or Highpoint RocketRAID 2721
1x OCZ Vertex 4 Series SATA III 2.5" SSD 256GB for System Mac OSX 10.8.2
WD My Book Essential Edition 3.0 4TB (USB 3.0 / USB 2.0) for backup.

Thinking of this PCI setup: 

Mac Pro Two 2,4 GHz 6-Core (12 core) 28 GB RAM
PCI 570  Image Processing and GUI with 2 screens connected.  
PCI CUBIX
PCI HighPoint RocketU 1144AM 4P USB 3.0
PCI MAXPower RAID mini-SAS 6G-1e1i or Highpoint RocketRAID 2721


Cubix GPU-Xpander Desktop 4
PCI 570 or 580
PCI 570 or 580
PCI RED ROCKET
PCI Blackmagic 3D+HDMI

Thanks for your time and answers!

Best Martin Steinberg / Colorist
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Re: Mac Pro Resolve Cubix Setup feedback

PostWed Oct 31, 2012 4:40 pm

Hi Martin,

Your configuration for the Cubix Xpander box looks good from my perspective.

Best Regards,
Eric Fiegehen
Cubix Corporation
ericc@cubix.com
Ph +1(775)888-1000
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Martin Steinberg

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Re: Mac Pro Resolve Cubix Setup feedback

PostThu Nov 01, 2012 8:22 pm

Thanks for the Answer Eric! I will hopefully buy a Cubix very soon. Best Martin
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Re: Mac Pro Resolve Cubix Setup feedback

PostFri Nov 02, 2012 7:04 am

Looks fine to me too. A few things though. If it's a resolve system only the 570 for the GUI is overkill and you might aswell stick with the stock ATI. If it's an all-around system running Adobe stuffs it's another story. =)

What brand of the 580+? That's not the same as the classified? The Cubix have little room for "Non standard" height cards so make sure that they're not to tall so they hit the Cubix lid.

I would also think about a rack mounted Cubix and I totally regret that we didn't go for that. The Regular GPU Expander 4 has more that one flaw in it's design. =/
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Re: Mac Pro Resolve Cubix Setup feedback

PostWed Nov 07, 2012 7:05 pm

Hi I ordered the "classified" from ebay macvidcards and ordered a CUBIX GPU-Xpander Desktop 4 .
Do you think it will work? I sure hope so :)

Thanks for the answer. I will change and use my old GTX 285 for GUI. And use 2x 580 and one 570 for CUDA/resolve.

NEO wrote:Looks fine to me too. A few things though. If it's a resolve system only the 570 for the GUI is overkill and you might aswell stick with the stock ATI. If it's an all-around system running Adobe stuffs it's another story. =)

What brand of the 580+? That's not the same as the classified? The Cubix have little room for "Non standard" height cards so make sure that they're not to tall so they hit the Cubix lid.

I would also think about a rack mounted Cubix and I totally regret that we didn't go for that. The Regular GPU Expander 4 has more that one flaw in it's design. =/
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Re: Mac Pro Resolve Cubix Setup feedback

PostSat Dec 15, 2012 7:40 am

Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I'm curious...

Did the "classified" GTX 580 fit OK in the CUBIX GPU-Xpander Desktop 4?
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Re: Mac Pro Resolve Cubix Setup feedback

PostSat Dec 15, 2012 11:22 am

Chris Hocking wrote:Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I'm curious...

Did the "classified" GTX 580 fit OK in the CUBIX GPU-Xpander Desktop 4?


Hi I forgot my username so got a new account:
No it did unfortunately not fit:( So I have ordered 3 new GTX 580 that are not so tall:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/261112969627?ss ... 1497.l2649

So now my new setup will be GT 120 for computer display. Change 570 and 580 classified to 3x GTX 580.
And skip the Red Rocket purchase.

Hopefully they will fit :) Ask me again at the end of next week and I might know if my new setup works :).

Mac Pro Two 2,4 GHz 6-Core (12 core) 28 GB RAM
PCI GT 120 GUI with 2 screens connected.
PCI CUBIX
PCI Blackmagic 3D+HDMI
PCI HighPoint RocketU 1144AM 4P USB 3.0


Cubix GPU-Xpander Desktop 4
PCI MAXPower RAID mini-SAS 6G-1e1i or Highpoint RocketRAID 2721 ( The card was somehow faster in the cubix than in slot 1 inside the macpro. I got more MB SEK this way.) Like
PCI 580
PCI 580
PCI 580

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Highpoint RocketRAID 2721 PCI Slot inside Cubix 8x SSD disks raid 0
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Highpoint RocketRAID 2721 PCI Slot 1 inside Mac Pro 8x SSD disks raid 0
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Re: Mac Pro Resolve Cubix Setup feedback

PostSun Dec 16, 2012 7:51 am

Good to know!

Good luck and keep us posted on how you go! Thanks!

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