I am configuring a system to be used mostly for Maya, AfterFX, Photoshop
(looks like this)
-Asus K8N-DL Motherboard -AMD Opteron 250 (x2) -1GB DDR (x2) -74GB SATA Raptor 10,000 RPM HD -150GB SATA 10,000 RPM HD -CM Praetorian 730 case -Silverstone SST-ST60F power supply -(still haven't decided on a GFX card)
Are there necessary steps I should take to ensure that my system will perform at optimal potential?
I've been told that some machines w/dual procesors can't harness the full power & speed, becuase they need to be tuned or configured a certain way.
I've also been told that certain software needs to be "told" to use both available processors- it won't just recognize & use the dual processor availability.
all your potential hard work can be easily and securely stored within less than 150 gigs?
Latest workstation: Lian li PC-A05B, KN3-SLi, 4400 Brisbane, Freezer 64 Pro, 2 gigs Super-Talent T800UX2GC4, 36 raptor system drive, Caviar RE 320 storage drive, Hiper 580, Ati 1300 Pro, running Vista Home Premium 64-bit with Symantec 10.2.224