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07 July 2012, 10:34 PM
i would appreciate if i can get some tips/suggestions from the hardware gurus:
here it goes

primary applications and their usage:

3Dsmax/C4d/XSI) - Characters/ broadcast animations/ physx fume glu3d particle XSI-ICE simulations/ rendering
AE/ Nuke - usually not more than 2K + ae plugins
Premiere - usually not more than 2K clips
Photoshop - texture painting

either INTEL XEON E5-1650 (@ 3.20) (one now, if needed will upgrade to two later) OR i73930K (@3.20)?

disk (primary: applications/OS drive):
Ocz dysk Ssd 2.5" 240GB Sataiii Vertex 3

please suggest a dual socket motherboard supporting the above xeon (evga classified is way too expensive) | (if i73930K)Asus Rampage IV Extreme

gtx 580 hydro copper 2 OR gtx 670 OR Radeon HD 7970

Corsair Vengeance Quad Channel 32GB DDR3-1866MHz

GPU cooling:
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80

optical drive:
LiteOn iHES112-115

power unit:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750 W

Antec Performance One P280

thanks for your time.

07 July 2012, 12:29 AM
XEON E5-1650 will not work in a dual configuration

and all dual xeon boards are going to cost about the same, EVGA classified isn't really much more than the Asus board

07 July 2012, 07:44 AM
thanks a ton for that info.

1. are you aware, if i can find a list of dual compatible xeons somewhere?
2. any thoughts on the graphics?
3. if the gtx series will work well with the xeon(s)?

thanks again.

07 July 2012, 08:48 AM
you'd have to google it. The xeons that are dual processor capable are going to start with the number 2 instead of 1. For example, the E5-2600

I think all graphics cards work fine with xeons. I'm not a 3ds max or cinema 4d expert though, so I couldn't recommend which one to buy

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