Are you looking to breath some new life in to your Precision R7610 2U Workstation?  You’ve found the best site on the net for free hardware upgrade ideas.  We’ll show you how to get some more quality years out of your Precision R7610 Workstation.  The Precision R7610 is a 2U rackmount workstation produced by Dell.  It is a dual socket Intel Xeon based Workstation that  supports up to 256GB of DDR3 14900R ECC Reg Memory.  The R7610 supports up to 6 x 2.5″ Hot Plug SAS/SATA Hard drives and 2 x 1100W Hot Swap Power Supplies.  Let us show you our awesome upgrade ideas for the Precision R7610 Workstation.

Where to buy?

If you haven’t already acquired a Precision R7610 we’d recommend checking out a company called Serverworlds.  They sell the R7610’s cheap and they provide free ground shipping to the lower 48 states.  You can also try to snag them cheap on Ebay.  However, Ebay can be a bit of a gamble because you never know what you are going to get.

 

Recommended Processors:

Up to 2 x QC Xeon E5-2637 V2 3.50Ghz 15MB 8GTs Processors | 3.8Ghz Max Turbo Frequency (SR1B7)

Up to 2 x 6C Xeon E5-2643 V2 3.50Ghz 25MB 8GTs Processors | 3.8Ghz Max Turbo Frequency (SR19X)

Up to 2 x 8C Xeon E5-2667 V2 3.3Ghz 25MB 8GTs Processors | 4.0Ghz Max Turbo Frequency (SR19W)

Up to 2 x 8C Xeon E5-2687W V2 3.4Ghz 25MB 8GTs Processors | 4.0Ghz Max Turbo Frequency (SR19V)

 

How much Memory should I get?

The base line should be a minimum of 16GB of memory.  However, 24GB to 32GB would be ideal.

Memory PNs:

4GB 1Rx8 ECC 14900R DDR3 Module (7826W)

8GB 2Rx8 ECC 14900R DDR3 Module (25RV3)

8GB 1Rx4 ECC 14900R DDR3 Module (T0F69)

16GB 2Rx4 ECC 14900R DDR3 Module (12C23)

 

Recommended Memory configurations:

4 x 8GB PC14900R ECC Reg Modules (32GB)

6 x 8GB PC14900R ECC Reg Modules (48GB)

8 x 8GB PC14900R ECC Reg Modules (64GB)

6 x 16GB PC14900R ECC Reg Modules (96GB)

8 x 16GB PC14900R ECC Reg Modules (128GB)

12 x 16GB PC14900R ECC Reg Modules (192GB)

16 x 16GB PC14900R ECC Reg Modules (256GB)

 

It’s very important to use 14900R modules because they will run at the max speed supported by the system board and processor(s).

 

Recommended Solid State Drives:

Samsung 860 EVO 2TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E4T0B/AM)

Samsung 860 EVO 2TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E2T0B/AM)

Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E1T0B/AM)

Samsung 860 Evo 500GB 2.5 inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E500B/AM)

 

*NVME.2 Drives cannot be used as a boot device with this model workstation*

NVME.2 PCIe Adapter (You need this if you plan to install an NVME.2 Drive in to this system):

NVME.2 SSD Adapter *Required to Install NVME.2*

 

Recommended NVME.2 SSDs:

Samsung 960 EVO Series – 500GB NVMe – M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E500BW)

Samsung 960 EVO Series – 1TB  NVMe – M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E1T0BW)

Samsung 970 EVO Series – 2TB NVMe – M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V7E2T0BW)

 

Raid Controllers:

LSI 2308 Integrated 6GBPS SAS/SATA Controller (Supports Raid 0, 1, or 10)

LSI 9271-8i 6GBPS SAS/SATA Controller (Supports Raid 0, 1, 5, or 10)

 

What Graphics Card should I get?

The Precision R7610 features a standard 1100W Power Supply.  The 1100W Power Supply will give you pretty much endless options for graphics cards.

We recommend using blower fan graphics cards to support proper cooling in the rackmount workstation.

 

Recommended Graphics Cards:

NVIDIA Quadro K4000 3GB Graphics Card (D5R4G)

NVIDIA Quadro K4200 4GB Graphics Card (J4F85)

NVIDIA Quadro K5000 4GB Graphics Card (RCFKT)

NVIDIA Quadro K5200 8GB Graphics Card (R93GX)

NVIDIA Quadro K6000 12GB Graphics Card (N5WM9)

 

Recap:

Using the criteria above you can help you build a high end Precision R7610 Workstation.

 

Sample Configuration:

Precision R7610 Workstation

2 x QC Xeon E5-2637 V2 3.5Ghz 15MB 8GTs

64GB PC14900R (8 x 8GB)

Samsung 256GB 6GBPS SSD + 1TB Samsung Evo NVME

NVIDIA Quadro K5000 4GB Graphics Card

2 x 10/100/1000 Network Port

2 x 1100W Power Supplies

DVD-RW

10 Pro 64Bit

 

Videos:

A close up look at the Precision R7610 Workstation