OK, looking to upgrade the editing workstation from a Core-2 Quad @3.4GHz in prep for Epic and more serious post requirements
Should I wait the couple of weeks till the i7-3930 6 core gets released mid-November for about $550 or just build a system with the current 4 core i7-2600K for $300?
It seems for about $200 a theoretical boost of 50% is some apps would make sense.
Not sure on MB yet. considering an ASUS "Pro" board or one of the Hackintosh solution discussed here on RU. I might do a dual boot for Hac/Win7. But primary will be Win7.
I already have storage, a 120Gb Corsair Force SSD for boot. A Corsair (IIRC) 850W PS and a great case. So I am looking to upgrade the guts and run Adobe CS5.5 PP which I already have as well. I also already have a Quaddro 4800 (I know, 400 is better, but Adobe supplied this one :)
So cost seems to be less than $700 for the required bits for the 4 core w/24Gb ram. And another $200 to go with the 6 core.
Thx for the assist.