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The Supermicro 5046A-XB Ci7 4U Rack/Tower 865W looks like a very nice very quiet packaging job from a great company, but in this day and age with the very easily overclockable Intel i7-9xx chips it is a shame that you can not overclock a Supermicro motherboard.
Now everyone knows I am of the opinion that you should push ever aspect of performance that you can for a faster more enjoyable editing experience. Take a look at our Premiere Pro BenchMark (PPBM5) site for the benchmark and the results that people are getting from their systems Also read Harm's guides to computer building right at the top of this forum under Hardware Guidance.
I personally would sacrifice a lot to get a hex-core processor and 24 GB of RAM. If you do decide to go with the Supermicro board and sacrifice overclocking there is no need for the faster memory
Tx for the info.
Any thoughts on the HD?
The I7 960 is really a waste of money at this point. Either go with the 930 or move up to the 970 6 Core. 24GB of ram is ideal but atleast look at a board that gives you DDR3 1600. There is a considerable bandwidth difference between DDR3 1333 and 1600. The HDD's look fine as does most of the other hardware. Go with a Wireless N+ adapter and dump the 54G. Those are out of date at this point and slow. The newer Wireless N+ 300 standard is allot faster and not that much more money.
Oh and the main difference with Nvidia card manufacturers is warranty. EVGA is limited lifetime. I am not sure what ASUS has on their 400 series cards but I would check.
Here is what seems to be a very nice package deal to get more bang for the buck:
- Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor (Model: BX80613I7980X)
- EVGA LGA 1366 Intel X58 4-WAY SLI Classified XL ATX Intel Motherboard (Model: 170-BL-E762-A1)
- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 24GB (6 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (Model: F3-12800CL9T2-24GBRL)
- EVGA GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 (Model: 015-P3-1482-AR)
- Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (Model: WD6000HLHX)
- LIAN LI Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case (Model: PC-A71F)
- Thermaltake TR2 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply (Model: TRX-1200M)
Will need to throw in additional HDs, same as in my previous config. Can't wait!