i am in san diego for siggraph 2003 and might not be able to check this thread in a few days...siggraph ends today. i need to build workstations for my company, for maya 5 unlimited. what processors? opteron or xeon? i want double proc. what would be the matching mobo for either ones? quadro fx or firegl x2? both seems to be solid performers, i have seen them in action...but couldnt decide. couldnt find benchmarks for quadro fx3000 versus firegl x2-256...they are too new. money is no object for these three components. thanks in advance.