Hello, I had set my sights on the upcoming Xeon and Evga-Sr-X. But another build has crossed my mind.
Approximate Purchase Date: March-April
Budget Range: $5400 before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D animation, VFX, Editing, watching movies, and gaming. (Maya, 3Ds Max, After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop)
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, OS)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg.com, tigerdirect.com
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel, Nvidia, Evga
SLI or Crossfire:Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Here are the two systems I had in mind:
Processor: 2 x Intel Xeon e5-2650
Motherboard: EVGA SR-X
Memory 32 GB Corsair Dominator Ram
Case: Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra
CPU cooler: 2 x Noctua
Monitor: Samsung 24 inch x2
PSU: Corsair AX1200
GPU: Nvidia PNY Quadro 4000
Storage: Corsair Force GT 120 GB and 2 TB Seagate 7200 rpm
Optical: LiteOn Dvd writer
Network: Any pcie wireless N adapter
If the second option, I would like to get two systems. So multiply the bottom setup by two. One with a quadro card, and one with a GTX card for video output.
Motherboard: EVGA x79 (any)
Memory: 32 GB Corsair Dominator Ram
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series (Any)
CPU: Cooler: Noctua
Monitor Samsung 24 inch
PSU: Enough to support a quadro card, the other a High end GTX card
GPU: Quadro and GTX
Storage: Corsair Force GT 120 GB 2TB Seagate 7200 rpm
Optical Liton Dvd writer
Network Any Pcie wireless N adapter
I saw some performance results for the i7-3930k, really impressive. I intend to do a batch render that may take months to complete, I like the idea of only having one computer as I believe that Two computers would consume too much space.
I listed the CPU coolers as Noctua because I heard they are coming out with new heat sinks that would clear the RAM's height.
Which system would be better in the long run?
The first option I will eventually add an actual gaming video card after I make some more moola.