10 Replies Latest reply on Aug 9, 2010 12:54 PM by Todd_Kopriva

    very specific spec questions

    Joshua Sweeny

      I am building my first pc and actually switching from Mac to pc.... 'oh the irony'. I intend to build my rig around around the

      Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7980X

      and nvidia geforce  gtx 480 or the quadro 1800

      I would love to know why one graphics is better than the other.

      I would like to stick a mobo with usb3.0 and ieee 1394b(fw800)

      i would like at least 8gb(or12?) of fast ram

      I cant find the mother that would work for this set up and I do not know enough about ram to decide?

      can anyone give me some pointers

      I am going to overclock

      I will be using this computer to edit hd in cs5 and would like it to be super fast

      I will also be taking full advantage of lightroom and photoshop and would love to be able to expand into cool special effect even though I do not know how to do that yet. I will be using cs5 and avid Xpress but NO gaming!

      Thanks