Approximate Purchase Date: 3 or so weeks (unless there is something worth waiting for)
Budget Range: $1,000 ($950 would be awesome but hey)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3d Animation / Rendering / Video Processing (after effects, etc) / Image Processing (Photoshop, etc) / Not meant for gaming really
Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers (DO NEED a monitor but I'm watching deals on that separately but will take suggestions)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Country of Origin: United States
Parts Preferences: Leaning towards the i7 series from Intel, like asus, gigabyte, supermicro for mobo - mobo needs to have spdif output and 8 channels for audio work
Overclocking: Wasn't planning on it
SLI or Crossfire: Wasn't planning on it
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 (preferred) - anything more is gravy but not needed
Additional Comments: This is a workstation im trying to build for around or a little under $1000, its main uses will be 3d studio max, mud box, after effects, motion builder, Photoshop, and other digital editing software including more 3d software as it comes forward.
Processing speed is very important as the rendering engines use the processor mainly for rendering, video card is not as important but one with at least 1gb of memory will help greatly with v-ray processing.
This machine is not meant for gaming so i don't really care about that.
No SLI or crossfire needed
would also be nice to be able to use 2 monitors eventually but not right away
also a quiet machine would be soo great lol because ill have to hear it for MANY hours
or if i should just wait for the Z67 with both worlds best features
Think u meant XZ8 Ya if 2 mths wait is doable the wait is well worth it as we would see Bulldozer as well and could well see shifts in price performance as well Either way competition + pirce wars = ftw end users hehe