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    RAM compatible with 3930K and ASUS P9X79 PRO + more

    MatthewsM7 Level 1

      Hello all-knowledgeable computer friends,          

       

      I am taking the plunge and am about to purchase these parts via newegg for ~$2000 to complete my DIY Premiere Pro 6/AE video editing computer for DSLR footage. I would love any feedback possible. What do you love/what do you hate? What should I change?

       

      Some questions:

       

      -Can anyone double-check my RAM, motherboard, & CPU compatibility? 

       

      -Should I invest in a cooling fan?

       

      -Will 750w be enough for PSU?

      -Which RAM should I go with, 1600 or 1866 with the 3930k? Ripjaws a good selection?

       

       

      [MOBO]

       

      ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS

       

      [RAM]

       

      I can’t decide between the 1600 and 1866? Will one be more compatible with my CPU?  Intel’s website lists the 3930k compatible with 1600 only I think? Anyone know? G. Skill seems like a good option for my configuration (unless anyone thinks otherwise please let me know).

       

      -G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) 32 GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q2-32GBZL

       

      • Vs.

       

      -G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q2-32GBZL

       

      [CPU]

       

      Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K

       

      [GPU]

       

      EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI

       

      [DRIVES]

       

      What is the best configuration with these drives? I’m think SSD for programs, etc. but then what? Should I RAID0 the two 1TB?

       

      Plextor M3 Series PX-128M3 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

       

      (x2) Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

       

      [PSU]

      I am still trying to figure out this one? Anyone have any recommendations? I have an old 750w PSU that I think may work?

       

      [CARD READER/DVD]

       

      Rosewill RCR-IC002 74-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB port / Extra silver face plate

       

      DVD-RW from old computer

       

      [CASE]

       

      I have a large Antec case from previous computer.

       


      Thanks for your help!

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