Single or dual socket Dual Socket 1366 Motherboard?

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

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

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

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


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?,7211.html

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

Thanks all
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  1. 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.
  2. so can you suggest good cooling? whats a 260?
  3. By cooling I just meant a good case Antec 900, 902 or Cooler Master 922, Storm Scout, etc. And a good HSF for the processor like this one

    Edit: Sorry, a 260 is the GTX 260 graphics card from NVidia
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