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Would a render station be worth it?

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November 5, 2013 7:24:09 PM

I am looking at this computer for rendering, I currently have an
i7-2600 @ 3.9ghz
8gb 1333mhz ram
2 X Msi 7950 TF3 OC
I mainly use after effects and blender with luxrender.
Luxrender has OpenCl rendering, and runs beautifully, but AE doesn't, and it takes forever(5-6 hours) to render more intensive projects.
Would that computer be worth the money, or am I better off sticking with my current setup.

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November 5, 2013 7:44:52 PM

I'm not sure what you are using ae for but if you can do it in premiere cc, it has opencl encoding and would be a lot faster.

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November 5, 2013 8:05:50 PM

Dude no. I highly doubt that system will be a good upgrade to you.
In fact I think it would be a step down for you.

In turms of graphics, yours out powers that system on Ebay by so much its not even funny.
For CPU performance, it says it has two of those Xeon CPU's with 6 cores and 12 threads each. That is a huge amount of threads but its older architecture.

Its from the first Core series and yours is from the second. Sandy Bridge was a big jump over Neihelm. I would just overclock your CPU some more.

If you are set on going for a bigger CPU, I would get a modern Haswell based Server motherboard and if you are limited on cash get only one Xeon CPU and get the second one later. Don't buy a nearly 4 year old system.