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well as the title says i am looking into really good server processors
i landed a job that requires a computer that can handle extreme program testing as well as software engineering, and 3d animation


so this is what i basically need any processor up to 1, 500 dollars and for socet type i really preffer 1366 (for evga sr2) but it really doesnt matter.
(I did a bit or research and narrowed down some cpu that caught my eye, the intel core i7 980 extreme, intel xeon X5670 Westmere 2.93GHz, and possibly the opteron 6174 Magny-Cours if i decide the evga is too intense for me)

thanks i need anyone with good suggestions to help =0
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With SR2 you have to go Xeon if you want to ever run dual processors. I assume you could run a 980x and keep it in a single cpu setup but thats a waste, plus I don't know if it would work.
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yeah i figured that much about the 980x so any suggestions for xeon??
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Pity you can't wait a few months, there's a little cpu coming out that's going to change the server market...
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Intel Xeon 7500 Series.
     
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Will you have a budget later on to get a 2nd processor if you do go the Intel SR2 route? If you're looking at a 6 core processor you've only got enough of a cpu budget for 1 CPU. if you go to the 4-core you've a few more options.
 
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post #7 of 13
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@purpleannex which company sorry i am not up to date with this stuff =)

@DorkSterr obviously i dont have the budget for that cpu

@iamwardicus yeah i was just trying to get and idea 1500 is the budget for both cpus, but i wanted to see if one really good cpu can beat two of the lower cpus combined i just need some options because my company is paying for the main components: mobo, cpu and ram, and the max they said was 2.5k for all of that and i will have to pay for the rest so i jsut needed input on which cpu to buy if i wanted one or if i wanted two, i was going to decide between these these two cpus (1, 2, ) for the dual set up (buying either 2 of cpu 1 or 2 of cpu 2) i am really liking cpu 2 because the comments say they were able to get insane overclocks
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a xeon
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post #9 of 13
Westmere is an enterprise level chip... I'd suggest that.
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Wait for iivvvyyy brriidge.
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