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Hiya! So recently I've decided that I wanted to give 3D animation a try! Now I love it! I love creating characters, but I have a bit of a dilemma! My crappy dual core laptop overheats while rendering.

 

So, I was thinking of saving some cash, and getting a couple of second hand xeons. You, run them in a dual CPU setup. And I was wondering if it'd be a good investment. It'll only serve as my workstation. Would this be a good idea?

 

Also, would these older Xeons, like for example E5472(in a dual CPU build) be hefty enough for running some modern games like GTA V and The Witcher 3?

 

Note: I will be building a new PC, not trying to put the xeons in my laptop. (Even though it reads that way. :p)

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IMHO you'd be better off buying a single current-gen Xeon.

 

Dual CPU config will get very expensive very soon, as the motherboard will cost an arm and a leg, and you'll need twice the RAM (each CPU would need to have its own RAM which doesn't add up). Not to mention such rig would be much more costly to run, due to way higher power consumption.

A single, but newer Xeon will also work far better in games.

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