I wonder where you can find the F3 Trident 4 G sticks though. A great choice but hard to get I think. I have been looking at that memory as well to upgrade to 24 G.
This will be a killer machine.If you are talking hobbyist and overkill in one sentence, this may be an example. Superb choices all around. If anything critical, consider more disks and a separate hardware controller for the RE4's. Not absolutely necessary, but desirable.
Thanks Harm. Phew!! What a relief.
My next step is to order my list through a local computer store rather than online, and have them build it for me for the cost of shipping and me trying to build it myself.
>> I wonder where you can find the F3 Trident 4 G sticks though. A great choice but hard to get I think. I have been looking at that memory as well to upgrade to 24 G.
I got the idea from: http://forums.adobe.com/message/2968126
Which led me to: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231381
This led me to another question. In the reviews section ( http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16820231359 ) there's mention of the price for the 6x4 sticks being a marketing trick, where its cheaper to buy 2x (3x4) sticks. Yet one reply to that, mentions the price difference is because the 6x4 sticks are all made to work together. I also read somewhere that its better to get the 6 pack because they're all manufactured on the same line. Any thoughts?
>> If anything critical, consider more disks and a separate hardware controller for the RE4's. Not absolutely necessary, but desirable.
I thought about this already from previous discussions. Thanks for mentioning it, however. Greatly appreciated. In my case, this will be a future consideration.
Thanks for the fast response, Harm.
And many thanks to the other contributors for your time and wealth of information.
Harm, will those sticks fit under the Noctua?
Those sticks won't fit under the Noctua:
The NH-D14 provides 44mm clearance for near-socket components
DDR3 G.Skill Trident Series is incompatible
However, since I'm looking to get the 3x4Gb stick set and the GA-X58A-UD9 mobo has 6 slots, would you guys know if the sticks are required to be in the first three slots on the mobo first, or can they be in the furthest three slots? Or should I ask Gigabyte?
Download the manual and it will tell you where they have to be installed. If you care for a suggestion of a great heatsink that will not have that problem I am using the Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus. It is a great heatsink and I am overclocking my i7-980X to 4.2 GHz with no heat problems. Here is a picture on my Asus P6T7 WS Supercomputer board (I do not have the tall RAM modules but you can see it would be no problem on this board). I did install the optional second fan for push-pull operation.
The alternative is to place the front side fan on the Noctua somewhat higher to artificially create extra room.
Same question. I am doing the research for my wife. I am computer savvy, she is the artistic one. People keep trying to tell her to go to a MAC, but since I have no clue how to provide any sort of technical support for a MAC, I am steering her towards a PC. I got the following specs from a supplier and am wondering what the forum thinks:
My wife is using CS5 production premium. She shoots all in HD. Most of her work is for the web, but she does produce other small jobs for local TV. Seems like overkill to me, but it does give a lot of room to grow. The remote connect tech support/lifetime tech support is a must--she does things to computers that I have never seen done before and I dont have the patience/time to fix them!
The total system price seems rather high for a system built on a very mainstream platform. But then again, this is an already heavily overclocked system to begin with.
Also, although that Cooler Master Silent Pro 700W PSU is from one of the few decent Cooler Master-branded PSU lines, 700W is not quite enough juice for a heavily-overclocked i7 with a next-to-top-of-the-line GeForce and five hard drives.