Rendering Servers


I've won an auction on eBay, for a crypto mining chassis, I want to try using them for my rendering servers. I have one already other than this and the 42u rack, plus what I hope are suitable rails. I decided that I would try using crypto mining chassis because of their size and the relatively good airflow as they are designed with a focus on graphics cards, the same as a rendering server would be focused on.

I intend to pair them with Noctua fans but I haven't yet decided on if I'll go Ryzen or Intel but I'm leaning toward Ryzen. They will be paired with at least 2 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Ti's as I'm looking to produce 3D rendered show content as quickly as possible.

I've started doing the source filmmaker tutorial again and rendered out a short scene from Team fortress 2 in 4k which didn't take all that long perhaps less than 2 minutes on my Ryzen pc coupled with an AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT so I think the RTX 4090's will blaze through rendering work.