Mockup #2 (INTEL)
For comparison purposes, I wanted to get an intel system mockup done. Some major juggling around needs to be done to make it happen though… here’s the proposed specs:
NOTES ABOUT THIS INTEL MOCKUP:
-In order to mitigate the increased cost of the processor, I will need to utilize my old power supply (600w), reducing the overall cost by $90. Intel does require less juice to run remember, so I’d feel much safer using a lower wattage PSU on an intel than an AMD.
-I could theoretically utilize my old case AND go with the intel i7’s stock fan to allow for upgrade to a 850w PSU, but I got multiple recommendations from people that the stock fan option wouldn’t fit the bill. Anyone here disagree?
– Single-threaded applications and processes will potentially run about 30-40% faster than on the AMD chip. Lightwave does have some single-threaded functions that I use frequently (this includes IKBooster), and the older programs I use can only utilize 1 core also fit this category (video editor and paint program mainly).
– Less energy usage.
-Somewhat faster renders and multi-core operations by a margin of about 5-8%
-Price allows me to keep PSU in old computer, which means that it can provide additional render calculations while I work on the AMD workstation. It may be 10 times slower, but it is processing power nonetheless!
-Better quality PSU can be aquired with lower cost of chip