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Old May 17th, 2013, 09:22 AM   #1
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H9 i7 or Xeon X5679 HexCore for Editing Documentary.....Help!!!

I need help before I go broke!
I looking to buy a new editing system. I'm needing something that is scalable and easy to upgrade when the time comes. I am preparing to shoot a documentary in the coming months, and will not be making any additional funds during the production period. I have received a lump sum to get the project started and will be relying on speed during production time. I'm looking at two systems. The specs are below. I will be working in adobe creative suite. With HD video. I plan on renting a 4K camera for several re-enactments. the doc. will run approx 105 minutes. I will have very little money to upgrade, because I have other luxuries that cant live without such as food LOL, so I am looking for a good system to get me through this project smoothly. Will be using CS6 and Resolve for color.
System #1
• An HP Z800 workstation with two Intel Hex-Core Xeon X5679 (12 cores at 3.2 GHz each with Hyperthreading to 24 cores) with two High-Performance HP Heatsinks
• An 1100 Watt High Output Power Supply with Built-in Self Test
• Full 48GB new HP Branded PC3-10600 DDR3 ECC RAM (12 x 4GB DIMMs)
• A new 500GB 7,200 RPM SATA Drive
• Two new 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA Drives
• An HP nVidia Quadro 4800 Graphics Adapter with 1.5GB memory
• An HP DVD±RW Dual-Layer Drive and a DVD ROM Drive
• HP Restore Plus Disks with Windows 7 Professional 32/64 Bit (COA)
• HP USB Keyboard, Optical Mouse and Heavy Gauge Power Cord
• HP's On-Site Support Warranty until March 2014

System #2
• HP Pavilion Elite Series H9-1270t Phoenix
• 2nd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3960X six-core processor [3.3GHz, Shared 15MB Cache] w/turbo boost up to 3.9Ghz
• 32 GB DDR3-1600MHz SDRAM [4 DIMMs] - 32GB Max
• 3 TB 7200 rpm SATA (6.0 Gb/sec)
• 3GB AMD Radeon HD 7950 [Dual Bracket, DVI, HDMI, 2x mini-DP]
• Blu-ray player w/16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
• 802.11 b/g/n PCI Express Wireless Mini Card 2x2 (dual band) + Bluetooth
• 2 SS USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed)
SuperSpeed — New higher signaling rate of 5Gbps (625MB/sec), 10 times faster than regular USB 2.0
• Beats Audio (tm) -- Built-in High Definition 8 channel audio
• Liquid Cooling Solution
• 600W Power Supply
• Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (64-bit)

The price for the Z800 is $3500 price for the H9 is $2000

will the extra $1500 for the Z800 make that much of a difference in performance?
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