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From what you just listed out, do not buy a 4P. It pretty much won't do any of that effectively. 4P is for things like Folding & Rendering large scenes. A friend of mine who bought my old 4P says with large renders the 4P eats a 3930k for breakfast but in small render scenes the 3930k beats it still. All those things you just mentioned would fail so hard with a 4P sadly.

Your best bet would really be a 3930k, but a 2P 2011 board would work just fine as well. I'm currently using my Asus Z9PE-D8 with a pair of Intel E5-2687Ws and it's working for all my everyday needs, gaming, as well as things like Folding. It's a pretty solid setup.

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The reason i did consider the Asus Z9PE-D8 platform in the first place would be for the logevity of a double 8 core cpus. Not to mention the fact that the 8 core chips are the complete version of the chip, nut just imperfect chips like the 6 core version.
Thats why i#d rather prefer the 4 core sandy bridge as thats a complete chip biggrin.gif
And 2 of those 4 core xeons on the Asus Z9PE-D8 would be around 350 euro, still cheaper than the cheapest 8 core cpu.
The lower freq would be a downfall, since that really helps for gaming, from this point of view is the 3930 cpu worth conisdering

From the GPUGP computing point of view a sandy bridge with IGP like the 3770k would be also a good solution because while the GPUS are busy computing, the IGP would run windows. I try here to say that for instance when the 460m slis that i have compute, there is noticable frame drop in windows UI, movie plaback, things like this.
Also the Lucid drivers would fix a lot of vsync issue that the AMD cards have, and would be better from a gaming point of view.
On the other hand there is also a program one can use with amd card, and the results are even better then nvidias adaptive vsync, so i would also have a solution if i go lga 2011 way.

You see how hard it is to pick the starting point of a build ?
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It's not really too hard, just build them all and choose which one you like best like I did rolleyes.gif
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It's not really too hard, just build them all and choose which one you like best like I did rolleyes.gif

Or build them all and then sell them all and fry the best tongue.gif
 
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Does the XL-ATX motherboard tray of the STH10, the one i got right now, does it support the Asus Z9PE-D8 WS motherboard (thats the dual xeon 2011 motherboard), or that goes only with the HPTX motherboard tray ?
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Does the XL-ATX motherboard tray of the STH10, the one i got right now, does it support the Asus Z9PE-D8 WS motherboard (thats the dual xeon 2011 motherboard), or that goes only with the HPTX motherboard tray ?

That's the one we have mounted in the ST10 in the photos . You can mount the board to the tray, but the XLATX is really the wrong size for it. Too much height and too little depth:

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The HPTX tray is the only one that would have enough depth for it, but again it'll have too much height.
     
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