Admitted the price is not high, but you get what you pay for and that is way underspecced, outdated technology (2 or 3 genrations old) without hardware MPE support with not enough memory, not enough disks and no possibility to ever make anything decent out of it. There is nothing interesting about about the Quadros, old technology and not enough VRAM.
Short: Don't spend a $ or € on such a lousy system.
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Like Harm stated, those two systems are totally obsolete. And because the FX 4600 has only 768MB of RAM, it will be permanently locked into software-only mode. And the Xeon E5xxx series CPUs lower than the 5500 series all date all the way back to the Core 2 Duo era - and are no faster than the Core 2 Duo CPUs that they are based on.
In other words, both systems are a total waste of money.
I thought as much, but i wanted a professional opinion.
After the launch of the new Sandy Bridge-E, i eagerly wait some AE and premiere tests:).
Biggest and most expensive problem will be the storage array, with the crysis in Thailand, the hdd prices have doubled.
Short question, if on the subject. Is there any way to run CS5 on a 2x dual core xeon mac pro 1.1 a bit faster then it does? Beside buying an nvidia for mac card? Any setting on premiere to use both cpu's?