Building a Resolve Machine using BM's specs
by Andrew Stone on May 23, 2012 at 8:50:25 pm
I know there hasn't been much love around here for Windows based Resolve machines. Lots of complaints about stuff not working.
I'm at the point now where I am going to build myself a new machine. I've presently been doing the vast majority of my creative work on Macs since '89 but I have built over a dozen PC and UNIX boxes over the past 15 years for a number of reasons.
Seems to me that Blackmagic is specific about what motherboard to use, what video cards, capture cards and so on.
Has anyone actually built a Windows box using their specs? If so how did it go in terms of Resolve working?
Do you actually need a GTX 580 for CUDA running 2K HD jobs? Aside from bragging rights, these puppies are known to be power hogs and noisy as all get out.
Re: Building a Resolve Machine using BM's specs by Andrew Stone on May 24, 2012 at 2:32:36 pm
Thanks Chris! That is a huge help.
Guess I will be ordering a 6 to 8 pin molex cable today to have at the ready should the power supply be short on cabling.
That thread is also a cautionary tale to check the specs on the power supply before you buy it. Most online computer places will list the number and type of molex and/or PCI-E connectors.
I'm getting a 1050w Corsair power supply that is obviously designed for the extreme gamer types that would have a array of heavy duty graphic cards, so it has lots of power cables coming out of it. I will still need to buy a 6 to 8 pin cable though.