I'm putting together a silent PC for audio production hence the massive memory, not interested in water cooling, I have some very important questions I'll have number after my specs, so please try not to overlook them! I could really use your help.
Here we go:
PSU: Fatality (re use)
Insulation Foam, best on the market:
*My main concern is the CPU cooler blocking the DIMM slots, very worried about this...
1. I'm still not sure of the motherboards, I wan't something under $400 range with 8dimms. Do I need UEFI? I'm not even sure what that is but heard it's important.
ALso I'm looking at the Gigabyte x79 UD5
2. Notice the Chasis compatibility for CPU cooler is 160mm in height, but that is the EXACT compatibility for Noctua D14, plus I have insulation foam.....problem?
I'm going to change the stock fans of the tower as well to more silent onces.
3. I have old WD Caviar drives about 3 years old, should I be looking at SATA 6gb drives? I'll be streaming large audio files from my D drive to my OS and Music Program.
Edited by aec - 11/15/11 at 11:27pm