After much deliberation, i’ve decided to go ahead with purchasing dual xeons (if my christmas bonus permits me to do so) and i just have a few questions to the people who use them…
How is the temperature on those babies? do i need an abundance of cooling equipment?
As 3d animators, how well would you rate the performance of the Xeons for your daily animating needs?
Since 64bit technology will be creeping up on us soon (possibly in the next two years) i’ll be thinking of upgrading by then, but do you think the Xeons will do for now? I’m just worried about it’s longevity…dont want the Xeons to be obsolete within a matter of days which i’m sure a lot of us have worried about when buying new hardware.
At the most basic though, my big question really would be, if my christmas bonus kicks in and i can afford the dual Xeons, should i get them, or should i just stick to a single P4 3.06Ghz /w HT technology at 800 FSB and wait until the technology gets better (dual xeons running at higher FSB, single and dual 64bit processing)?
I’m thinking of getting two Xeons at 2.8Ghz /w HT enabled…once again, money is an issue (as always)… Just wanted a few peoples opinions on the Xeon…and keep in mind i wanna do some very crazy animations (very detailed shorts)…will the single P4 do?