Solved Ultimate workstation CPU/'S Help selecting Tags: Homebuilt Workstations Build Processors Systems Last response: July 2, 2012 4:51 AM in Systems Share lourendo June 23, 2012 11:50:24 PM Hello, I need to build the ultimate graphics workstation but i do not know what to select my budget is about 4500~4700 for the entire build. I know what i want for the rest of the build but what processor or processors should i choose? I will be running mostly 3d design software with a lot of polygons. I want these to render as fast as possible...almost on the fly. I will be working on cs/5.5 soon to be cs6 using photoshop and illustrator with advanced functions including liquify and live trace and images with 1000+ layers hd video editing and encoding little to no gaming What is the best choice of processor? Im thinking of using dual 16 core opterons running at 2.2 ghz. is that enough speed for this kind of work? Thank you all in advance for your critiques and input. More about : ultimate workstation cpu selecting Best solution MrUlmo June 24, 2012 12:03:46 AM If you plan on using 3D Studio Max, consider a Nvidia GPU too as it will be able to render with CUDA ... lourendo June 24, 2012 12:10:29 AM i was considering a quaddro but i think i will probably go with a gtx 690 and unlock the capabilities in cs5.5/6 Related resources Ultimate workstation CPU/'S Help selecting - Forum Ultimate workstation CPU/'S Help selecting - Forum Help selecting parts for a $10,000 visualization wall workstation - Forum High-End personal Workstation Guidance - Forum New workstation for architectual 3d and some rendering - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer lourendo June 24, 2012 2:40:14 AM trying to delete this as i reposted in new builds lourendo July 2, 2012 4:51:07 AM Best answer selected by lourendo. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumUltimate $4000 Workstation Build - No Games Forumneed help selecting a CPU...dual core E6850 or quad core Q6600? ForumAdvice for first build ($5,000 workstation ) ForumMaxed CPUs - Impossible to Obtain! ForumVista Ultimate loves my 4400+ ForumNeed Help Building Gaming/ Workstation PC ForumXeon E5-1650 HP Workstation VS i7 3930K Custom PC ForumAdvice For High End Workstation Build ForumWant to build ultimate Photoshop workstation , need help ForumWorkstation build for AutoCAD 2013 Forum3D workstation - First Timer Step-by-Step ForumWorkstation vs desktop CPUs ForumBuilding an $1000 Dollar gaming PC ForumHelp computer wont turn on ForumHELP CANT BOOT AFTER NEW MOBO More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !