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Is this processor worth the extra cost?

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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.  

http://ark.intel.com/compare/52580,52274

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?

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