Hi, I run dual X5650’s which are good for compute work like encoding. Not to mention games quite well, never to reach anywhere near it’s potential for games. I just was thinking about going Dual X5675’s 3.06Ghz vs X5650’s 2.67Ghz up to 3.06Ghz. The X5675’s boost upwards of 3.33Ghz per thread across all 24.
I’m just thinking maybe I could use PCIe 3.0 and downgrade the thread count for new-tech PCIe and DDR4 and what not.
I’m running 48GB of ram which is not bad, it’s pretty solid. I’d probably only start off with 16GB on DDR4 Ryzen R7 1700.