First: Forget about dual Xeons. They are not worth the expenditure and they use old technology.
Second: Forget about the 590, since you can only use half of it. Dual GPU's are not supported. Better get a GTX 580, less costly than a 590 or a Quadro 5000 and it gives better performance.
If you have the budget for it, go for the warrior version mentioned here: Adobe Forums: What PC to build? An update...
Thanks so much for your advice Harm
I have no option of getting anything other than Xeon processors (my company Fujitsu build the machines and will not use anything else) so I have to go with one of those 3 choices really!
Whats with the new Xeons with 6 cores using old technology, i dont really understand why? (i am not looking for an answer to this one I just dont get it!)
I think the advice to go for the far cheaper 580GTX is very much appreciated - Something I would really like to know though, is why only half of the 590GTX cores would be used, is Premiere/MPE restricted to a maximum amount?
Thanks again for your excellent advice - Top man
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The 56xx architecture is two years old and will be succeeded shortly by the new 22nm Xeons. If you want to go current Xeon, get dual X5690's on an EVGA SR-2 mobo, overclocked to 4+ GHz. Otherwise you will never have anything more than a very mediocre system. A Fujitsu mobo can not be overclocked and is easily outrun by a simple i7-2600K. So much for BFTB (Bang-for-the-buck).
PR only supports one GPU.
Thanks Harm, such valuable advice again - really appreciate it.
So a 580 GTX it is then...
with regards to the Xeon processors, what a shame I cant wait until the new ones are out, i HAVE to make the order within the next 1-2 weeks for my PC before my company starts closing its books ready for the next financial year!
I dont think they will let me go for the X5690 as in the UK these are over £1000 a piece... big shame!
As aways thank you for taking the time to reply so quickly - You Legend!