3D animation CPU build new questions.

THis build will be used for 3d animation (Autodesk 2011's Maya, mudbox, 3ds max & Adobe CS5's)
Very minimal gaming

I need help choosing the right components. (note the new questions)


AMD phenom 2 x6 1090t or 1055t or 1075t?

(I will not be overclocking the processor, will the GHz speed difference between processors make a big difference w.r.t rendering speeds?)


There's a difference in crossfire speeds:

8x – 8x on the ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
16x – 16x on the ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3

I plan to crossfire 2 ATI firepro v7800 cards in the near future.
Will the 16x crossfire (for this particular card) make a big difference over the 8x crossfire.

is a crossfire (v7800 with v8800 possible?)

Also are Quadro's better than firepro's when used with AMD motherboards.


corsair 8GB (2 x 4 gb) but 1600mhz or 1333mhz?
Do the AMD x6 processors support 1600mhz ram

Please provides links if any.
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  1. Difference between each of those processors is less than 10%, wouldn't notice much of a difference unless your going to do a ton of rendering.

    I personally wouldn't invest in a crossfire set up either. Unless 3ds max/ maya has changed dramatically in the last 2 years, all the video card does is render your work scene. I've been able to run max 2009 on a HD3300 IGP without any problems while working on individual models of around 5,000 poly. So unless your going to work with huge texture sizes, or extremely complex models, one dedicated graphics card should be plenty.

    AMD Phenom II only officially supports DDR3 1333, although many people can run ram at DDR3 1600 speeds. Here is a link from AMD on the official ram speeds.
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