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MOBILE BEAST: A 2U CustoMac for video edit/render

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ATI Radeon 6870
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  1. Mac Pro
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  1. iOS
Mobile Beast will be a screaming fast mobile capture/edit/render platform with the easy ability to offload rendered video to the client at an events. The unit will be rack-mounted with other production gear and shipped around, so stability/durability is required.

Proposed component list below and discussion of components can be found here. This project was inspired by gbevin's "GigBox" (my name, not his) for live music production/performance, which can be found here and here.

This post will be a "blog" where I breakdown the build as it happens and post results.

Thanks!

KMH

Case: NORCO RPC-231 Black 2U Rackmount Server
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
CPU Cooler: Scythe SCSK-1100 100mm
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB ***
Graphics Card: VisionTek 900345 Radeon HD 5570 1GB ***
Firewire Card: LaCie Firewire 800 PCI Card ***
Wifi Card: D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N PCI Express
SSD Dock: Thermaltake RC1400101A MAX-1542 5.25" (x1) Bay to 2.5"
SSD Drives (5): Crucial RealSSD 128GB ***
Hard Drive (2/Raid): Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM
Optical Drive Bay: SilverStone TS03B 5.25" Silent Combo Drive Bay
Optical Drive: SONY Opti-Arc BD-5740H-01
PSU: CORSAIR HX650 650W PSU
Case Fans (3): SUNON HA40201V4-0000-C99 40mm Case Fan

*** May bump to 32GB as mobo supports it. Not sure it is worth it.
*** Most half-height video cards are not up video rendering load. Is this one? Dicussion here ...
*** No half-height bracket, so their will be some hacking.
*** Open to suggestions on netter SSD drive value.
 
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Post the link to the blog! I have the same set-up and would love to follow along! :)
 
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Gigabyte Z68x-UD5-B3
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ATI Radeon 6870
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  1. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
lancecwhite said:
Post the link to the blog! I have the same set-up and would love to follow along! :)
This thread will be the blog! I have a busy couple of weeks. So, look for the build to begin in mid-August.

KMH
 
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