Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Which processing route should I go?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Which processing route should I go?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I've come up with two possibilities.

1) CPU: Dual Xeon W3550
Mobo: EVGA SR-2
Case: Lian-Li PC-v2120b (One of two cases that house the massive SR-2 on newegg)
Price: $1,599.96

2) CPU: i7-2600k
Mobo: No clue because there aren't any on newegg.
Price: ~$700-800 (this is including a case. HAF X)

The reason I included the case in the price is because it's a $200 difference.

Here's my problem. I will be doing video editing on this computer. Most intensive would probably only be After Effects. At the moment, I have not ventured into the world of 3D modeling, but I may take a Maya class next semester. I'm also a hardcore gamer.

I know, I said video editing, so the additional 4 cores should be a no brainer. Do I really need it? I'm not sitting here working on 4K footage, 3D, etc. If the benefits that come with 8 cores are worth it, I won't have a problem going that route.

Is it worth it?
post #2 of 4
Given the prices:

#2 is definitely the best choice there. The 2600K will do fine with the rendering, and even better on the games.
Intellect v2
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K Processor ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO LGA1151 DDR4 M.2 SAT... EVGA GTX 1080 SC ACX 3.0 Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC... 
CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
Noctua NH-D15 Das Keyboard 4 Professional (Brown) Corsair AX860 Fractal Design Define R5 
Mouse
MIONIX NAOS 7000 
  hide details  
Reply
Intellect v2
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K Processor ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO LGA1151 DDR4 M.2 SAT... EVGA GTX 1080 SC ACX 3.0 Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC... 
CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
Noctua NH-D15 Das Keyboard 4 Professional (Brown) Corsair AX860 Fractal Design Define R5 
Mouse
MIONIX NAOS 7000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 4
Depends on if you are ok with shelling out the cash, either one will be sufficient, but the sr2 will be more powerful.

Would all the other components be identical?
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
At the moment I have not made up my mind on the video card(s). The rest of the build looks something like this.

RAM: 12GB Mushkin Enhanced
SSD1: 40GB OCZ Vertex 2 (Boot Drive Only)
SSD2: 180GB OCZ Vertex 2 (Applications, Games)
HDD: 3 1TB Seagate Constellation ES (Storage Drives. Maybe RAID 5)
PSU: Depends on the graphics choice.
Monitors: 3 24" Dell U2410 (Most likely)

My biggest thing isn't how much money I'm spending, but that the money I'm spending isn't being wasted. I don't want to get a system with 8 cores, not push them, and end up wasting $800.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Which processing route should I go?