Looks fabulous Baz. Congrats.
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I must say: I am now a fan of modern art.
thanks Harm & Colin.
This is the current spec.
1x Lian Li PC-P80 Case
1x Coolermaster 1000w PSU Modular
1x Intel 980x
1xNoctua NH-14D Cpu Cooler
1x Asus P6T 7 WS Supercomputer
6x 2gb DDR3 OCZ GOLD (12gb)
1x Asus GTX 480
3x Chembro SK355 5 Bay HD Enclosure
1x Pioneer BLu Ray Writer
1x Areca 1680 ix Raid Controller 16 port
16x Samsung F3 1tb
5x WD Velociraptor 150gb
Still deciding on HD setup.
I'm building a similar setup and have some questions about your setup.
Where are you purchasing your 6x 2gb DDR3 OCZ GOLD (12gb)
And I see you are getting 5x WD Velociraptor 150gb, Are they going to be for preview files, etc etc?
Will be looking forward to Harm's and others' responses to your setup so I can take advantage of the Brains here as I fine tune my setup.
most of the parts are from my previous builds,
The memory I will be upgrading to 24gb 1600mhz when prices drop.
this is what i am using at the moment:
The Velociraptors I have two options.
2x os & progrmas
3x Temp, cache, pagefile.
1x os 7 programs
4x Temp, cache, Pagefile.
12tb Raid 30 with hot spares
also to add to spec list.
4gb Memory for Areca Raid Card: KVR667D2E5/4G
Areca Battery Backup.
Thanks! That is helpful info.
I'm still trying to figure out what memory I will be getting.
I am wondering if I get just 12 gigs now and I add 12 gigs later (ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366) -- or does all 12 gigs have to be "matched". I think I read somewhere that as long as each of the 24 gigs group matches each other you don't have to have all 24 matched.
Is what I am saying even make sense? (And is there room on the ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 for 12 GB worth of cards to be added now with empty slots for an additional 12 GIGS or do I have to toss the original 12 gigs and get a new set of 24 GIgs because there would be no empty slots left.
Again, am I even making sense of all this?
By getting some good 12 brand 12 GIGS now (rather than cheaper 24 gigs now which might not be as reliable) I can always purchase 12 additional gigs of the same brand in a couple of months.
Heee heee! (I am putting my money in my paypal linked checking account today and it's already burning a hole in my pocket and I want to make my best choices!
I am getting many of the same components as you are (such as the sexy Lian-Li Armorsuit Aluminum Gaming PC Case PC-P80, and Areca ARC-1680D-IX 12-ports SAS RAID Controller) so I look to your specs and the Brains' responses with great intere$t!
On your mobo you have 6 slots in total:
because the memory is triple channel you have to use min of 3 memory sticks. so you could get 3x 4gb Memory and buy a further 3x 4gb in the future.
or use all 6 slots and get 6x 2gb (12gb).
If you have the funds, and want 24gb Now. go and buy the kingstion hyper x 1600.
I think it is best to wait for the prices of the 24gb to come down. 12gb should be good for now.
Thanks for that clarification!
BTW are these the Kingston that would give me 24 gigs (if I bought 2 sets -- and I see how that would be Expen$ive!)
I'm curious with the Asus GTX 480 you are not going to be able to use the mercury playback... correct?
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Just use the 'softmod' untill the certification is completed.
<3 the build.
Thanks again for all the info on your build, etc...
I'm looking to buy the CHENBRO SK33502 that you are using in your build, but before I do, just wanted to get a review from you--
now that you've been using it a while, do you recommend it?
the HD enclosure is very good, have not had a single issue, easy to install, and only need 2x molex for power. It does come as standard with a very powerfull 80mm fan. I replaced mine for less noisy, as i am running 4 bays in total and sounded like a jet plane when starting up. With one unit it might not be to bad.
it comes with sata cables, usb cables, and led fault cable for raid cards.
its a very good choice and keeps the hd cool.
thats a sick setup!
6x 2gb ocz is now replaced with 3x 4gb corsair domintator 1600mhz. with another kit coming soon.
disk setup is as followed for the time being.
2x 150 veliciraptor R0 OS/Programs
2x 150 veliciraptor R0 (Temp/Media Cache/Page File)
1x 1tb Samung f3 (Effects/Music/Audio)
14x 1tb Samung f3 Raid 30 (media/projects/exports/encore)
1x 1tb Samung f3 (Hot spare)
blu ray writer installed in external enclosure.
Thanks for the info, Baz... I'll order mine tomorrow!
no problem, hope you like it.
Beautiful looking and I am starting to configure a system. Are there
any front USB/firewire/sound/other jacks on the front or side-front of the case??
Hi Baz and congrats on the new system!
Can you tell me, with the Noctua NH-14D mounted on the P6T board, how close the fan on the right side of the cooler is to the DIMM slots?
Can't see in your 2nd photo