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PC for 3D rendering/design and a bit of gaming

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November 29, 2010 11:23:31 PM

Hi :hello:  , I am new on forums. I am computer engineering student looking to build a PC for about 1000$ to 2000$ (not too worried about budget) for mostly 3D rendering/design(3dx max, inventor, realflow) ,and a little gaming. I know how to build a desktop PC, but I would like to know more about server/workstation builds and how that will work.
Basic concept - Duel CPU LGA 1366 is better than one in overall? I am also unsure how server/workstation RAM works and how much RAM I would need, also type and specs for a video card. I also plan to overclock on air if temperature allows me. With a long lasting PC.

I am mainly looking at
“ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard”
With
i7 980x

VS

“ASUS Z8NA-D6 (ASMB4-IKVM) Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5500 ATX Dual Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 Series Server Motherboard”. :sweat: 
With
Intel Xeon E5620 Westmere 2.4GHz LGA 1366 80W Quad-Core Server Processor.

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November 29, 2010 11:38:12 PM

It really depends how threaded your software title is, though you'll usually end up with much better performance with desktop boards due to OCing.

For highly threaded apps, you could actually look into the AMD dual C32 platforms with dual 2.8Ghz Hexcores for a hair less.
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December 10, 2010 12:02:54 AM

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