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  • hello, I want to buy the multi-core PC, but I am informed that the production of recommended "Shuttle XPC SX58H7 " has been stopped. So is any other computer with the core i7 9xx and PCIe *8/16  OK? Or could anyone recommend one you are now using? Thank you!
    Monday, October 18, 2010 2:47 AM

Answers

  • Speaking for our group, we're able to report consistent, decent results using the following, custom build: 

    • Intel Core i7-870 2.93GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
    • EVGA P55V 120-LF-E651-TR Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    • SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W Power Supply G.SKILL
    • Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
    • MSI GeForce 8400 GS N8400GS-D256H Video Card
    • SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive
    • Thermaltake LANBOX Lite VF6000BNS Black Computer Case

    The case actually allows for all parts of SORA to fit nicely inside while we use a SMA bulkhead cable (http://www.ettus.com/order under "RF Cables") to extend the USRP XVCR2450 (we use USRP daughterboards) output out of the case, at which point we connect it to an antenna. The case can be closed.

    I am aware there have been problems with 8xx series i7 processors - we haven't had too many.

    The graphics card does not interfere with SORA, which is a problem we've had ongoing with other computers.

    We bought all our parts off www.newegg.com; I'm not sure how available they are overseas.

    Hope this helps!

    • Marked as answer by Kun Tan Sunday, October 31, 2010 9:04 AM
    Monday, October 18, 2010 4:34 AM
  • Hi wanglx,

    We (Sora team) are using Shuttle XPC SX58J3 now. It has no difference with SX58H7 except small modification on the chassis.

    -Jiansong

    • Marked as answer by Kun Tan Sunday, October 31, 2010 9:04 AM
    Tuesday, October 19, 2010 4:21 PM

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  • Hi wanglx,

    I think you can use Shuttle SX58J3.Now I am using it.

    Monday, October 18, 2010 4:30 AM
  • Speaking for our group, we're able to report consistent, decent results using the following, custom build: 

    • Intel Core i7-870 2.93GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
    • EVGA P55V 120-LF-E651-TR Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    • SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W Power Supply G.SKILL
    • Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
    • MSI GeForce 8400 GS N8400GS-D256H Video Card
    • SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive
    • Thermaltake LANBOX Lite VF6000BNS Black Computer Case

    The case actually allows for all parts of SORA to fit nicely inside while we use a SMA bulkhead cable (http://www.ettus.com/order under "RF Cables") to extend the USRP XVCR2450 (we use USRP daughterboards) output out of the case, at which point we connect it to an antenna. The case can be closed.

    I am aware there have been problems with 8xx series i7 processors - we haven't had too many.

    The graphics card does not interfere with SORA, which is a problem we've had ongoing with other computers.

    We bought all our parts off www.newegg.com; I'm not sure how available they are overseas.

    Hope this helps!

    • Marked as answer by Kun Tan Sunday, October 31, 2010 9:04 AM
    Monday, October 18, 2010 4:34 AM
  • Thank you very much!

    I decide to buy DELL studio XPS 9100,

    Monday, October 18, 2010 8:24 AM
  • Hi wanglx,

    We (Sora team) are using Shuttle XPC SX58J3 now. It has no difference with SX58H7 except small modification on the chassis.

    -Jiansong

    • Marked as answer by Kun Tan Sunday, October 31, 2010 9:04 AM
    Tuesday, October 19, 2010 4:21 PM
  • hi, wanglx

    I don't think the type of PC matters too much. I think you should ensure that the PC you use has the following fetures at least:

    1.  A powerful processor.

    Now the CPU I am using is Intel i7 975.

    2. A large cache memory.

    Some algorithm can be optimized by LUTs, which will be stored in the cache. So you should have enough space to cache them. 

    3. An extended PCIe slot (x8 of x16).

    This is going to connect the RCB with the PC.

    I think those are the key components to build a Sora platform. Maybe someone can supplement me.

    Monday, October 25, 2010 3:52 AM