For a new WorkStation Rig I did a lot of research, but the more you research the more confused you end up about which parts to get, atleast IMO
Also, wanted to know from users, how does AMD play along with Intel boards on a workstation, if anyone has used it.
Primarily for Maya, Mari, Nuke, AFX & PSD. However I do use 3Ds Max, Z-Brush & Vue
Here are the specs:-
MOBO:- Asus Sabertooth x79 or Intel DX 79SR (Intel board seems to have ECC built in to them). Kinda confused with these two, both are equally tempting.
Processor:- Intel Core i7 3930k or AMD Opteron 6328 (Now, i7 has 6 cores with 3,2 GHz and AMD has 8 cores with 3.2 GHz, however I am not so sure on AMD on a workstation, would love suggestions)
Memory:- 8gig X 4dimms Corsair Vengence (32 GB)
GPU:- nVidia Quadro 4000
PSU: - Seasonic 1100W 80 Plus Gold Non Modular PSU
AMD’s 8 core with 3.2GHz is really catchy, however I heard from people (unreliable source) that AMD has a a bad heating problem and has less life compared to Intel. I don’t even know if Intel board has am3 socket…wasn’t mentioned anywhere. Heating problem is solved by after market cooler, but compatibility with board is something that worries me.