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Single or dual socket Dual Socket 1366 Motherboard?

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May 13, 2010 9:16:24 AM

Hello all,

Am a VFX artist my main usage would be on aftereffects and some amount of 3dsmax and photoshop with sometimes on adobe premiere,but most of the time i would be working on after effects.I have done some R&D regarding the system.I would be working on HD resolution.

But i have read somewhere that instead of a highend GPU invest in i7 extreme and just take a basic GPU.But can i do that coz can't invest too much on both.

I need to buy within this week.


CPU -i7-950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo -Gigabyte GA-EX58-Extreme or ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution or Asus P6T WS Professional

http://www.motherboardpro.com/Gigabyte-GA-EX58-EXTREME-...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU -ATI Radeon5830 or ATI Radeon HD 5850 or ATI Radeon5770

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=n82e168...
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory -8Gb kingston
power -cooler master 600w
HD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB or samsung?I have never used a samsung HD Before
OS -Windws Xp 64 bit

Parts not required are monitor,mouse and keyboard

or


Dual Intel Xeon E5506 Nehalem-EP 2.13GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 80W Quad-Core Server Processors with ASUS Z8NA-D6 which supports Dual Socket 1366 Motherboard.The rest of the configurations stays the same as above.But would this be faster than the above and stable?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asus-nehalem-xeon-moth...
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So will this be good enough or you can suggest something?

Thanks all
May 13, 2010 9:59:10 AM

Welcome to the forum. There's a Build Advice form in my signature which you may want to fill out, as well. But from the looks of things, I think you would be fine with a single i7 930 overclocked, with good cooling, 12GB of RAM, and maybe a 260.
May 13, 2010 10:36:56 AM

so can you suggest good cooling? whats a 260?
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May 13, 2010 10:54:45 AM
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May 13, 2010 12:43:41 PM

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