I am going to build a computer for Digital Photography. I want at least 8 memory slots and 2 ea dual processors.
In the beginning I had settled on using an Intel S5000XVN. From looking at several different sites, including Intel, I think that the S5000XVN is becoming history. Now it appears the S5520SC has taken its' place.
So what processor(s) are recommended? I will be using Dual Core Processors. I know that 4 core processors are out there but I don't like to max out a board, or anything else for that matter.
I want a MB with at least 8 slots so I can start with at least 8GBs of memory. 1GB sticks of memory are readily available to me, but 2 or more GBs are not.
Also is an E-ATX case really needed? And what watt Power Supply? I will start with 3 HDs. A 300 PATA and 2 each 300 SATAs. Also 2 CD and DVD drives.