I am configuring a Dell T5600 workstation for work and I am having problems deciding which processor to use. There are a lot of options. I personally like the Xeon E5-2643 quad core 3.3 Ghz 10M 8GT/s because it is my understanding that Solidworks will make better use of a faster single core than trying to distribute processing across multiple slower cores. Please correct if I am wrong. While this may not be the best processor but at the price I think it is a good value. I am open to any recommendations. My only limiting factor due to work is I have to use Dell. Thanks.
Possible system config:
--Xeon E5-2643 quad core 3.3 Ghz 10M 8GT/s (Still deciding which processor to use.)
--32 GB memory (We deal with a lot of very large assemblies with 100's to 1000's of parts and sub assemblies)
--Dual AMD FirePro W5000 2 GB (This is the only AMD option. Per the 2013 video card comparo I am leaning towards AMD cards: https://forum.solidworks.com/thread/64436)
--256 GB Solid State Drive