Hello People New member here. I need some help. I'm building a computer myself, my first try but people told me it ain't that hard as long as I follow the guideline and have all the right materials ready(globes, static bags, etc). Anyways, my budget is around $3000. It could be about $500 more but not less because I'll use it until I finish school and I have 2 years left. This PC is solely for designing, maya, and other 3d apps and I'll also play some games on it as well. My choice for CPU is Intel. What's Xeon like? If Xeon isn't that superior to Intel D chips, then I'll go with D chips. I looked at some motherboards. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131564 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131589 Is second one SLI ready as well? Which is better? I did A LOT of research on video cards so I know what i'm going to get. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143063 I'm also concerned if this card can go fit into either mobo cuz they say it's a big card. I just need some help with CPU and mobo. WHat exactly is Dual Core and Hyper Threading? I'm sorry this is rather long. Sorry, help a noob for once please. Have a good one people!