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what RAM to buy for workstation?

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hi guys, i need to know wut RAM to buy for my worstation
my motherboard is super micro MB-X8DAI with dual Xeon x5650
as i know Xeon has 3 channel memory, so i think 3 pack of ram for each cpu is good... ( i dont rly know wut am talking about, but thats wut i read correct me if am wrong)
i think i should get 4G.B x 6 which is 24g in totall

i use my system for 3d max rendering..

the questions i have.. is 24g is too much and i dont really need it? (if its useful i dont mind buying 288g of ram) so plz any info about that..

second question, what kind of ram should i get?
i found this one i think its ok for my system

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-STT-4G-DDR3-1333-MHz-PC3-10600-4GB-ECC-REG-Samsung-Chip-Server-Memory-RAM-/260646102729?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cafb7e6c9

but do anyone agree with me?
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saying just 24GB isn't the best way to look at it more of 12GB per CPU. although they are 3 channels the standard is two sticks per channel. so you should have 6 slots per CPU 12 total. 12GB per CPU isn't crazy especially for xeons and 3d rendering. I would say 1333Mhz DDR3 as in that application fast ram isn't really necessary and unless you want to spend half a grand on ram 1333 would be the best option.
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thanx for the reply, but u got me thinking, is 24g per cpu crazy?
i mean do u think i could go higher? and its still be useful?
money isn't a problem, am not the one who's paying tongue.gif
but i really need a good system, i have alot of animation to do...

and just wondering about the memory speed, why its not that necessary for that application?
and when do u need fast ram rather than the capacity? i mean for wut kind of work?
and if i dont wanna spend that much? what speed u think is enough for me?
again, thanx alot for yr help
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Up to 192GB DDR3 1333/ 1066/ 800MHz
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