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You have a nice build, but...

If you plan on using any ISV certified applications with that current setup, you're going to be disappointed. You can't have the best of both worlds just yet; that technology is not on the market (...you mentioned you would be doing some video editing and folding).

If you want to build a powerhouse workstation , go with the SR-2 and Xenon processor; you might also do well by acquiring 1 or more Quadro Cards for whatever rendering power you require. A "moderate" workstation, in my field, a single Quadro card can run as high as $4k-$7k; "high-end" $7k-$15k. The software alone is easily $2k-$3k a pop (unless your college licensed the apps to you for a period of time or your employer acquires them for you).

Also, understand, 'less is more.' Those $5k-$12k systems of 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 are outclassed as quickly as Intel can release a new socket and chip-set. You may be able to expand those systems for updates, but that doesn't change the fact that you spent $5k-$12k. Even in 10 years, I doubt software developers will have anything to touch the latest hardware for that time.
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Yes, it's pure decadence, but that's what makes it so deliciously amazing
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You have a nice build, but...

If you plan on using any ISV certified applications with that current setup, you're going to be disappointed. You can't have the best of both worlds just yet; that technology is not on the market (...you mentioned you would be doing some video editing and folding).

If you want to build a powerhouse workstation , go with the SR-2 and Xenon processor; you might also do well by acquiring 1 or more Quadro Cards for whatever rendering power you require. A "moderate" workstation, in my field, a single Quadro card can run as high as $4k-$7k; "high-end" $7k-$15k. The software alone is easily $2k-$3k a pop (unless your college licensed the apps to you for a period of time or your employer acquires them for you).

Also, understand, 'less is more.' Those $5k-$12k systems of 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 are outclassed as quickly as Intel can release a new socket and chip-set. You may be able to expand those systems for updates, but that doesn't change the fact that you spent $5k-$12k. Even in 10 years, I doubt software developers will have anything to touch the latest hardware for that time.
Noted. However everything I will be doing will be on the 'consumer' end of the spectrum, which is a good thing. My father works as a structural engineer and has software which runs about $40-$50K. Thank God I don't need to buy the license keys for that!
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Noted. However everything I will be doing will be on the 'consumer' end of the spectrum, which is a good thing. My father works as a structural engineer and has software which runs about $40-$50K. Thank God I don't need to buy the license keys for that!
Word. I could use me some of that free (non-student) software.
post #55 of 71
post some benchmarks, i was going to go for something like this but decided to go with a cheaper alternative.
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You can NEVER have to much power.

I dream of 10 SR2 machines with 4 580's each just folding away!
    
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Holy crap. Can't wait to see this.
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