Solved Ultimate workstation CPU/'S Help selecting Tags: Build Workstations Processors Systems Last response: July 5, 2012 10:15 AM in Systems Share lourendo June 24, 2012 2:37:20 AM 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 2fast4thetown_down June 24, 2012 2:42:46 AM http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadsaved.asp?id=... This is a standard digital storm workstation but I added the extreme liquid cooling so you will have no worries of overheating or noise! | Report abuse Best solution Outlander_04 June 24, 2012 2:46:51 AM intel socket 2011 4 x4 gig of RAM pci-e SSD drive | Report abuse lourendo June 24, 2012 10:28:12 PM so why would you go xeon/opteron vs consumer processors or vice versa? I am a little unsure that a server processor will be fast enough. thanks. | Report abuse lourendo July 5, 2012 5:37:51 AM Best answer selected by lourendo. | Report abuse Draven35 July 5, 2012 10:15:42 AM The 3d card in his suggested config is too slow... Lourendo, most 3d workstations are built around workstation CPUs... | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Ultimate workstation CPU/'S Help selecting> Related ressources: ForumUltimate workstation CPU/'S Help selecting ForumUltimate workstation CPU/'S Help selecting ForumHelp selecting parts for a $10,000 visualization wall workstation ForumHigh-End personal Workstation Guidance ForumNew workstation for architectual 3d and some rendering 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 Forum[Solved] Ultimate workstation CPU/'S Help selecting ForumBuilding DAW/MUSIC VIDEO For Home Production (Handicapped Mentor) More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !