A computer to the specifics of a full topped out Mac Pro?
• two 2.26 - 2.93 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5500 (8-core)
• 32GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM memory
• NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 graphics with 512MB of GDDR3 memory (easy)
• 4 HDD slots - up to 4 TB memory
• four PCI Express 2.0, four USB, four Firewire 800 slots
• Mini DisplayPort and DVI (dual-link) for video output
I want to build a professional recording studio, and I want the ability to do album covers, art, and amatuer music videos. I wish to do some gaming as well. A major workstation that'll hopefully last me 5, 6, 7, or more years (albeit a few upgrades here and there).
Maybe except for the 4 pcie slots, your gonna need a server board, and other than a skulltrail, I haven't seen any server boards with more than 2. Also I just priced out a server with dual 5500 xeons and 48 gig of ram and it was about 6 grand at newegg, so I'd say no. You gotta give up some slots I think or find some 2000 dollar mb if there is such an animal.