0 Replies Latest reply on Jan 28, 2011 5:26 PM by mml82

    Choose one..


      well, I've narrowed it down to two options, both around 1480$, can't go over this budget.

      Main use - After Effects, 3dsmax/Maya, CS4/5 production suite.

      NO GAMING required, this is a budgeted-workstation for use in animation and motion-graphics.


      Option 1:

      • [CrossFireX] Asus P8P67-M Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 mATX Mainboard w/ UEFI, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe x1 & 1 PCI
      • Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155
      • 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory
      • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card
      • Apevia X-Dreamer 3 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window & Temperature Display

        Option 2:

        • (3-Way SLI Support) MSI X58A-GD45 Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Triple-Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, IEEE1394a, 3 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI
        • Intel® Core™ i7-950 3.06 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
        • 12GB (2GBx6) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module
        • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB 16X PCIe Video Card
        • Azza Hurrican 2000 Full Tower Gaming Case with 4 Hot Swappable HDD Cage & (4) 230MM Fans

        I appreciate all the help in the last post, this stuff simply has no limits, but this will have to do,

        Please help me choose the one you think will preform better..