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What is the best system setup for running onyx?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by ScotJ, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. ScotJ

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    I'm currently running a p4 3.6 ghz with 2 gb of ram on windows 32bit. I'm thinking of upgrading to 64 bit so I can run more ram. Ideally this will speed up rips a bit.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. SignAttack

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    The merchant that sells SignBurst systems has said that running more ram is a good effective way to speed things up and ram is pretty cheap now a day.
    Also, quad systems work nice as well to run more software at once or anything else you can haul at it
    I'd buy one of them SignBurst computers if i had money but I need new laminator lol and spent alot on Lacie monitor and other crap for my custom rig "the black demon" ..
    (sounds sexy I know)
     
  3. ScotJ

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    Oh yea? What so special about the signburst systems?

    As for quad processors or quad core, I don't know if Onyx supports quad core processing. I guess I'll have to give them a call. We don't run anything else on this computer, just Onyx (our rip). We have several other computers for graphics manipulation.
     
  4. SignAttack

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    SignBurst machine are like a monster and look pretty damn kool
    Oh that changes cards around if you got an independent RIP station.
    Some ram 10thous RPM / zero Raid hard drive should be more than enough
     
  5. SignBurst PCs

    SignBurst PCs Very Active Member

    We just did a test of the most recent version of Onyx on one of 64 Bit systems (SuperNova) at a Mutoh Open House event. It was really impressive seeing how fast it tore through the RIP jobs.

    We do sell a 32 Bit, "RIP only" system (SignBurst Inferno™ "RIP" Edition). It really speeds up the RIPs without having to go to 64 Bit. It is really about how fast you actually want to go.
     
  6. SignAttack

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    Well said Sir and one of these days I will grab on of your systems in gloss black
     
  7. SignBurst PCs

    SignBurst PCs Very Active Member

    Please let me know if there is ever anything that I can do for you. I appreciate the kind words.
     
  8. SignAttack

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    I use to be a computer lover and you have built a thing of true beauty
    which in my opinion exceeds Falcon or AlienWare systems in value and components
    As soon as I get my but off this forum and make more signs lo I will put money aside for a late X-Mas gift to myself
    Have you thought of changing name of system to "Game Burst" for die hard gamers
     
  9. ScotJ

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    Any word as to the effectiveness of dual core processors with Onyx, or does it only support single core processing? I think we're going to throw 10gb or so of ramm in our rip computer. Hopefully it'll speed things up a bit more.
     
  10. SignBurst PCs

    SignBurst PCs Very Active Member

    Onyx has given us its "optimal" hardware recommendations and we have used them to design our SignBurst Inferno™ "RIP" system.

    Each RIP job can use a separate core. The more jobs that you RIP at once, the more cores you can use.
     
  11. Checkers

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    When I was printing with onyx postershop, in-house about 5 years ago, I upgraded to a Dell Dual Xeon processor with 2 gigs of ram and dual hard drives. Since it was a RIP only computer, connected to a network and server, it had no problems handling large 500+mb files and running 2 printers.
    Today, I would take a serious look at the Signburst PC's because Casey seems to be genuinely interested in making good systems for the graphics industry.
    I would stay away from anything store bought and make sure you get some sort of warranty/service agreement too. Computers never seem to break down when you don't need them :)

    Checkers
     
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