Hi may know which is latest proceser in advance for animation
If you want to go all out, I'd recommend Intel's 6 core i7-980x, i.e. Gulftown. There are plenty of reviews on it around the net, including here on Tom's. If you are looking for something budget minded, take a look at the Intel i7-930.
I believe you can get a good setup from HP with the 980x for about $2200. I got one a month ago and the thing is a beast.