I'm looking to configure a desktop for Revit, a BIM application. Unfortunately I have a limited budget. A large cost savings can be in the processor. I'm looking at the difference between Intel Xeon X5647 and Intel Xeon E3-1245. There is a difference in the Clock Speed, Bus/Core Ratio, a HUGE difference in Max Memory Size and different sockets supported.
The processor is the major configuration difference between a Dell T550 and Dell T1600. (Same RAM, video card and hard drive configuration) The T5500 estimate cost is $4500 while the T1600 is $2000. Is the processor worth the cost difference?