Mid range XEON or I7 980 is better for 3D Rendering (majorly) and some times video editing?
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If you are going to spend the cash on a xeon, I'd go with the 980. Check out the reviews here on tom's about the 980. It does a good job with productivity matters like 3D rendering, i.e. cutting down on time, etc...
Guys i need some more votes and comment to make up my mind. Thanks in advance.
I'd go i7 to as you won't need the error correction etc. of a Xeon.