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I'm building a new dual processor workstation and I'm trying to find a pair of socket 771 xeon processors that are under $300. I'm looking at the following:

xeon 5120
xeon 5320
xeon 5060

I'm leaning towards the 5320 since they are quads. The 5120 are cheaper but dual cores; the 5060 are higher mhz but have the 667 fsb. Main use is for video and audio capturing/editing in Adobe Premiere. Any suggesions or other choices would be a big help .
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The quads will be more future-proof, and will give you a huge amount of horsepower. If you don't think you'll need it though, you might as well grab the duals.

My vote is for the 5320's.
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thanks for the input, but I decided to go a different route with the motherboard, and as such ended up with some E5410's for around the same price .
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