So, in my rig, before it had motherboard problems, the specs looked like this:
5960x CPU @3.0GHZ
H105 Corsair Cooler
32 GB 2133MHz DDR4 Crucial RAM
MSI Gaming 7 X99S Motherboard
2x NVIDIA GTX 970s
256 GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD (Boot, Program Drive) (SATA III)
1TB GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD (Media (Source Footage), Media Cache, Preview Files, Export Drive) (SATA III)
Thermaltake 1000W Gold PSU
Once that motherboard died for no obvious reason, the specs changed a little. Everything stayed the same except for the motherboard and the RAM:
ASUS X99 Deluxe USB 3.1 Motherboard
64GB 2666MHz DDR4 Corsair Vengeance RAM.
Now, from everybody who has every used After Effects, they always say that 64GB is going to be significantly better than 32GB; I understand that. However, what I'm interested about is the following:
So, basically, are either of the two things I mentioned above going to have any difference? I know that 64GB will, but what about the Frequency or Cas Latency? I do not have my machine back yet so I have been unable to test these things for myself.
I've heard it recommend to put your cache on a separate drive from your source media.
I doubt you'll notice much difference in AE's performance between the two different types of RAM you've mentioned.
I have my cache set to a USB3 solid state drive that gets almost 400mb/s and I find it difficult to have to work on any system that uses the standard "buried folder" location, unless the main drive happens to be an SSD as well. Basically I can't say enough about using SSD's for video work.