Im about to build a system for video editing and 3d animation work. I use a Panasonic HMC-150, so I'm gonna need something that packs a real punch. It will be running cs5 and maybe media composer and pro yools. I use a Cinema 4d and Maya to do 3d work. I have come to a bridge in the road and I can't decide between 2 setups.
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The advantages of this motherboard lie in the fact that I can use up to 4 12 core AMD Magny Cours (up to 48 cores!), and a huge amount of quad channel ram (up to either 128 or 512gb ram). Although I dont really know what the advantages of Quad channel ram are.
Disadvantages lie in the fact that it only has 2 pcie 2.0 (x16) and 2 pcie 2.0 (x
, and no USB 3.0 (not a big deal, my camera only does 2.0)
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This setup can utilize 2 xeon 6 cores, for up to 12 processors with up to 24 threads going. It uses 3 channel ddr3 and can hold up to 48 gb of ram. Theres 7 pcie 2.0 (x16) slots. It supports CrossfireX and 2 way, 3 way, and quad sli support. I like the idea of being able to run multiple cards.
With either setup I would like to put in an Nvidia Quadro card, but I'm not really certain which one right now. Both setups will also be running a RAID setups with some black caviars or velociraptors in them.
Money isn't too big of an issue, but I want to only buy 1 processor at first, as this is gonna be a huge chunk of change. Thanks in advance for help.