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    Dual CPU boards

    I am going to be building a new system for myself mostly for work and I would like to go dual proc. I would like to make sure I could waste hours of precious work time playing kick @ss games on it also (insert evil laugh here).
    I have been doing a bit of research since I have only ever built one dual cpu system before and that was about three or four years ago, & it was for CAD.
    I was looking at the Iwill line, probably the DN800-L board but if any of you guys have some good first hand knowledge about what is working and what sucks pleas let me know. The real purpose for this system is gamming . . . err I mean video editing.
    http://www.iwill.net/product_2.asp?p_id=30
    I looked at the usual motherboard manufacturer, Asus, Giabyte, Abit, but nothing from them had the PCie slots.
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    Have you considered a single dual core CPU?

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    Get a dual core CPU, it's the same thing, and cheaper, and there are plenty of mobos for them with PCIe. Either the Pentium 4 D series or EE if you got the cash, or the Athlon X2 series. I'd recommend the P4 D or EE series for video editing.

    Dual core does nothing for game performance though, games just aren't out yet that can take advantage of them, but a fast 3.4 D or EE will play them nicely if you get a good graphics card. And on that note if you are doing video editing I recommend the Radeon X1900 series, with the latest drivers they support superior transcoding acceleration.

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    Pentium D 900 series if you go that way.

    AMD X2 Toledo core for that route.

    I think a 4400+ or a 4800+ X2 would be the best middle ground for Video Editing and gaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent
    And on that note if you are doing video editing I recommend the Radeon X1900 series, with the latest drivers they support superior transcoding acceleration.
    I am going to be getting a matrox card for the vid editing portion, probably an RTX10 the 100's are just too much money right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF
    Pentium D 900 series if you go that way.

    AMD X2 Toledo core for that route.

    I think a 4400+ or a 4800+ X2 would be the best middle ground for Video Editing and gaming.

    X2 4400

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzo
    X2 4400
    If i were you id opt for the cheapest x2 with dual 1mb cache and then OC. My x2 3800 runs rock solid at 2.5ghz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by illestdynasty
    If i were you id opt for the cheapest x2 with dual 1mb cache and then OC. My x2 3800 runs rock solid at 2.5ghz.
    Since its for work, he may not be interested in OCing.

    Unless its "work"

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    Quote Originally Posted by illestdynasty
    If i were you id opt for the cheapest x2 with dual 1mb cache and then OC. My x2 3800 runs rock solid at 2.5ghz.

    You're not so I went with the X2 4400

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzo
    You're not so I went with the X2 4400
    to each his own i guess. hope it works out for u

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    Quote Originally Posted by illestdynasty
    to each his own i guess. hope it works out for u

    so far so good have had it for several months now...the 3800 is a great

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