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Originally Posted by Diabolical999 View Post
lol, 24GB of RAM? Do you work for Disney Pixar or something? What're you doing that's even exceeding 4GB? Are you running out of RAM on 4GB-8GB? No? Then what's the point of 24GB? RAM doesn't have some 'recommended' power supply requirements, either. And the only time you need to install more RAM, is if you're running out. So ask yourself this: "Hmm, was I running out on 4GB?" Are you thinking that 24GB would give you super l33t mega-fps in games? Newsflash: it won't. Games don't even utilize more than 2.5-3GB of RAM.
To expand on this, it can even SLOW YOU DOWN! You have to page all that memory, and the memory controller is going to spend the majority of it's time going through all that ram.. even when it's empty and being underutilized.

Spend your money on a good GPU and a good CPU. You won't need more than 6-8Gigs even with Windows Aero.

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Ah! I guess it's better to invest into a better motherboard and less RAM for the same effect?
Yep. Moar ram != Moar performance
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Actually, he really COULD use 12GB of RAM quite easily. If anybody would have read, he stated that he renders using Maya.

I would say get 12GB of DDR3-1600, the Seasonic X650 PSU (well worth its weight in gold), and a GTX580 instead of the 480 if possible. That should set you on the right track for high end gaming AND your rendering.

EDIT:
Oh, and don't let anybody talk you out of that i7 970 for rendering. If you can actually use 6 cores and 12 threads, then do it. 12 threads at 4.2GHz is better than 8 threads at 4.5-4.8GHz.
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post #23 of 46
Well that GTX580 will help a lot with the Maya renders.(I didn't read the post about the renders. oops. ) 12GB sounds more sensible than the proposed 24GB.

16GB is pushing server sized VM solutions. But to be honest depending on the renders you can exceed 12GB. So if you really are into complex renders... you might need 16 or 18 GB of ram.
Edited by MediaRocker - 5/4/11 at 11:27pm
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My dad uses all 8GB of ram rendering videos in Sony Vegas. It's used mostly when he renders out said videos to Bluray quality. And yes, Maya WILL use all 12GB when you render. XD I saw my friend try to render using 4GB... it didn't work out as he planned... >.>
     
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i am a ram junkie... and i alwasy stick at least 8 gig in all my rigs... my sig rig uses at least 50 % 95 % of the day....

this is ocn.... overkill is never a problem
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post #26 of 46
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Originally Posted by levontraut View Post
i am a ram junkie... and i alwasy stick at least 8 gig in all my rigs... my sig rig uses at least 50 % 95 % of the day....

this is ocn.... overkill is never a problem
Except when there's a budget in between

I think you could use a Rampage 3 Gene too, it supports up to 24GB of RAM and it's Micro ATX, it's a bit cheaper than the extreme, but it has almost the same specs as the Extreme version.

Are you from the US? or what country?

Just to add: Do you have a case already? How many hard drives do you need and how much storage space?

Honestly I think you'll need to expand your budget to 2k to build something decent...
Edited by Icekilla - 5/5/11 at 7:27am
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Just to add: Do you have a case already? How many hard drives do you need and how much storage space?

Honestly I think you'll need to expand your budget to 2k to build something decent...
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post #28 of 46
I feel like my rig is already ancient. O_o I'm running 4GB in my current build, and with extensive multimedia encoding/authoring I've experienced very few slowdowns. 24GB is certainly overkill unless used in professional deployments, and even as such only select enterprise/distributed incentives will use anywhere close to that capacity (i.e multiple VM instances running in a server environment)
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post #29 of 46
I only have 12 and I wish I could afford to goto 24!

Try enterprise web dev: run Oracle + toplink + apache + tomcat + the app , throw in eclipse and sqldeveloper/toad.

Fire up a few VMs to test load balancing and watch a fast 12G machine cry for mommy
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ASUS P6X58D-E: $229.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 24GB 1600: $319.99
GAMMA Classic Series ATX Mid Tower: $34.99
Intel Core i7 970:$541.99
Geforce 480GTX:$259.99 (Oh, yes I found one for that price)
Noctua NH-D14: $85.99
XFX XXX Edition 650: $78.99
Western Digital WD5002AALX 500GB: $59.99
Total: $1,611.92

This is damn fair IMHO. And it includes California taxes. Again, I was looking for the biggest bang for the buck.
To answer questions in order:
Yes, I took a look at the Rampage III Extreme. With taxes it would easily cost me 2x as much as the P6X58D-E. So, no way. This board will be replaced anyway, once I get my fingers on a LG 2011 board with Thunderbolt (that's what I'm really waiting for).

The same applies to GTX 580 which also costs about 2x as much. I'm not a huge gamer. If it can run my Maya interface well, it's more than enough.

No, I decided to stick with the 24GB. I looked through some Overclock threads regarding RAM. Apparently, upgrading 16GB with additional 8 GB would not work out well because of "some differences" that would make the whole system run slower. I'll definitely try to avoid that by buying a whole set.

I can't wait to render my waterfalls and forests within hours instead of days.
Thanks to all again. This is a great community.
    
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