Single or dual socket Dual Socket 1366 Motherboard?

astrol30

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Hello all,

Am a VFX artist my main usage would be on aftereffects and some amount of 3dsmax and photoshop with sometimes on adobe premiere,but most of the time i would be working on after effects.I have done some R&D regarding the system.I would be working on HD resolution.

But i have read somewhere that instead of a highend GPU invest in i7 extreme and just take a basic GPU.But can i do that coz can't invest too much on both.

I need to buy within this week.


CPU -i7-950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211

mobo -Gigabyte GA-EX58-Extreme or ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution or Asus P6T WS Professional

http://www.motherboardpro.com/Gigabyte-GA-EX58-EXTREME-Socket-1366-Intel-X58-Chipset-DDR3-ATX-Gigabyte-Motherboard-Retail-p-1046.html
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131390
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131358

GPU -ATI Radeon5830 or ATI Radeon HD 5850 or ATI Radeon5770

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102878&nm_mc=OTC-RSS
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=n82e16814103085
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102858

Memory -8Gb kingston
power -cooler master 600w
HD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB or samsung?I have never used a samsung HD Before
OS -Windws Xp 64 bit

Parts not required are monitor,mouse and keyboard

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Dual Intel Xeon E5506 Nehalem-EP 2.13GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 80W Quad-Core Server Processors with ASUS Z8NA-D6 which supports Dual Socket 1366 Motherboard.The rest of the configurations stays the same as above.But would this be faster than the above and stable?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117186

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/asus-nehalem-xeon-motherboard,7211.html
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131389

So will this be good enough or you can suggest something?

Thanks all
 

jbakerlent

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Welcome to the forum. There's a Build Advice form in my signature which you may want to fill out, as well. But from the looks of things, I think you would be fine with a single i7 930 overclocked, with good cooling, 12GB of RAM, and maybe a 260.
 

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By cooling I just meant a good case Antec 900, 902 or Cooler Master 922, Storm Scout, etc. And a good HSF for the processor like this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

Edit: Sorry, a 260 is the GTX 260 graphics card from NVidia
 

jbakerlent

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Something along these lines should work well.

930
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131641&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

2 x RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226130&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127464&cm_re=gtx_260-_-14-127-464-_-Product

HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

Possibly a SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167023&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371025&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

HSF
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=
 

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