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February 25, 2012 5:57:30 PM

I am looking to build a custom PC in which I will use to run several gaming/business servers, and also to game on. I am also an amateur at coding games, so I will be needing a good graphics card, here are the two configs I have so far:

1st Config:
Motherboard: Intel S5520SC

CPUs: TWO Intel Xeons X5690 3.46GHz SIX CORE 12M L3 Cache (will have two on 1 board)

RAM: 96GB Kingston DDR3-1333 ECC

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 3GB

Sound Card: Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro PCI-E

Wireless: Asus PCE-N15 Wireless 802.11b/g/n PCI-E Adapter

1st Hard drive: Intel 520 480GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5inch SSD, Read: Up to 531 MB/s, Write: Up to 315 MB/s

2nd Hard drive: Intel 320 600GB SATA II 2.5inch SSD, Read: Up to 270 MB/s, Write: Up to 220 MB/s

Disk drive: Asus 12x Blu-ray Burner SATA (black)

Case: Antec P193 V3

Power supply: Silverstone ST1500 1500W Power Supply

CPU cooling: 2X Puget Hydro CL3 Liquid Cooling System

Mods: Custom 120mm Side Panel Fan


2nd Config:
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Deluxe

CPU: Intel Core i7 3960X 3.3GHz SIX CORE 15MB

RAM: 64GB Patriot Signature DDR3-1333

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 3GB

Sound Card: Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro PCI-E

Wireless: Asus PCE-N15 Wireless 802.11b/g/n PCI-E Adapter

1st Hard drive: Intel 520 480GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5inch SSD, Read: Up to 531 MB/s, Write: Up to 315 MB/s

2nd Hard drive: Intel 320 600GB SATA II 2.5inch SSD, Read: Up to 270 MB/s, Write: Up to 220 MB/s

Disk drive: Asus 12x Blu-ray Burner SATA (black)

Case: Antec P193 V3

Power Supply: Antec HCP-1200 1200W Power Supply

CPU cooling: 2X Puget Hydro CL3 Liquid Cooling System

Mods: Custom 120mm Side Panel Fan

P.S. I will be using this PC for Gaming, 3D modeling, but mostly for server hosting, with heavy workloads, so I need your help to decide which one would be best for my needs, My budget is $15,000 so I can afford one of them, the Xeon Config is Priced at $11488.35 and the I7 config is priced at $7856.43, but once again, don't take price into consideration, I just care about performance

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February 25, 2012 6:09:18 PM

Go with the xeons it will give way better preformance for what your planning on doing, best to stick with server hardware for servers, the intell setup would be nice just for personal home use
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February 25, 2012 6:17:24 PM

firo40 said:
Go with the xeons it will give way better preformance for what your planning on doing, best to stick with server hardware for servers, the intell setup would be nice just for personal home use


Thanks! :)  , just wasn't sure if the xeon would handle the graphics card or games in general...
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February 25, 2012 6:22:33 PM

Nvm, misread post.
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February 25, 2012 6:31:44 PM

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February 25, 2012 9:44:05 PM

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