Two Titan X cards is way overkill for Adobe software. Even a single Titan X is overkill. Two of them will be idle most of the time, even when the 5960X is overclocked to 4.5 GHz. Change the PSU from Rosewill to an A brand, like Corsair or Seasonic. The Areca can not be changed to use only 4 lanes. It is 8 lanes. If you choose the X99E-WS mobo, you will have sufficient lanes.
Looks like you're correct on the mobo. I thought the cpu had a max of 40 lanes, but the mobo description says it has all the lanes I need.
You'd also be correct about the Titans with regards to Adobe apps, but Cinema 4d and Octane Render is a whole different story. You basically can't feed it enough gpu.
Thanks for the response.
I have the Asus X99-E WS and I am running 3 GPU's and an Areca plus on the PCIe x4 m.2 on-board socket I have a Samsung SM951.
I do not know why yet but with a GTX 780 and a GTX 770 in slots 1 & 3 they both run at x16, but with my GTX 970 in any slot except #3 it only runs at x8 and in slot 3 it runs at x4. I really do not plan on having 3 GPU's in my final configuration but just for testing with our PPBM8 I am experimenting with it. I have been told that the GTX 970 in slot 1 can run at x16. I am RMAing my GTX 970
What about the Asrock Extreme-11? It can take more RAM, and looks to have the PCI-e lanes. Here's my current setup I'm thinking:
A bit of a rate hike, but might be worth it.
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I sure do like the specs on the Asrock x99 Extreme11 but it was not available when I got my Asus. It has everything. Be careful on the 128 GB it only has 8 memory slots and may require very very expensive memory/ or even a Xeon to get to 128 GB. My favorite on the board would be the two M.2 sockets! Check the reviews carefully.
I am not sure about how you intend to use the Intel 750. It has great read performance but not so great write performance. Great 1.2 TB capacity but the Samsung SM951 (while currently only 512 GB) will outperform it in write performance.
ECC memory 128gb Crucial 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
3x Asus GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Video Card (3-Way SLI)
Curious if that will be good with the PCI-e lanes and the mobo.
16x16x16 on video cards
4x on intel 750
8x on areca
I was going to use the intel 750 for a source file disk. I wouldn't consider Samsung, after the fiasco that has been the 840 Evo's.
Well maybe you were not around the forums when the 840 EVO's released but I bought several and as soon as I got them and tested them I immediately returned them and bought the Pro versions. If you really want a great read rate and write rate there is nothing better today than the Samsung SM951. The Intel 750 have been optimized for database applications where there is heavy read applications. If you want a good SSD that has good read and write rate it is the Samsung SM951..
Therefore for your source (media) file application of the Intel 750 will be good
yes...Bill is right on the SM951....the NEW NVMe version was reviewed today on Storage Review .com and shows an even better performance because of not having to use the AHCI interface AND the fact that Windows 8.1 already supports the new NVMe standard. This newest PCI SSD has almost NO latency and runs FULL DUPLEX. The existing SM951 that Bill has is actually slightly faster in some applications than the NVMe drive and is only very slightly behind in other areas of performance.
You may want to visit Bill's PPBM8 website to view the bench mark results for video editing with PPro.......you can view the specs of the top performing machines using the FREE Piriform "Speccy" program. This may prevent you from over spending on a machine that may have expensive components which may be overkill,or, unnecessary.