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my system needs an upgrade desperately. I've been running a q6600 overclocked with 8gb of ram and its served me well over the past 4 years or so but won't cut it anymore.


So I'm planning on starting from scratch, the main purpose will be for editing with Adobe premiere, after effects and cutting R3D footage and I need as much power as possible!


Here's one I've put together so far but I still have not placed my order, the biggest obstacle for me is deciding on which ram I should buy (I've never understood memory and timing. Its like quantum physics to my brain for some reason)

CPU: Intel i7-3930k

mobo: Asus Rampage IV Extreme


Here's where I'm stuck, which ram??? I keep reading different things on different forums. Some say stick to 1.5V 1600, others say they've had no problem with 2133 and that it will give better performance.

So which of these would you recommend with my CPU and motherboard?:


memory option1: 32gb G.Skill DDR3 1600

memory option2: 32gb G.Skill DDR3 2133

or should I look at something else altogether?? Also, how well would buying two sets of 32gb ram work with this mobo and cpu for a total of 64gb? Is it worth the extra cost when it comes to editing and rendering time?




As for video card, i'm waiting for the new GTX 680's to show up on sale again, they seem to be out of stock everywhere.



Last question for now is regarding my power supply, I'm already using this Antec 850 with the current build: Antec 850 power supply


is it enough to run everything stable on the new build or should I also upgrade the power supply? I'm looking at this combo since I'll need to upgrade the case as well:


1200W power supply and 800D case



I'd totally appreciate any help on these questions! Thanks in advance!!!!!
Edited by Artino - 3/26/12 at 12:45pm
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CPU and motherboard are good choices. You could waited for Ivy Bridge to come out next month though. Ivy will be on the 22nm die instead of the 32nm which will get it lower voltages, lower temperatures, and more overclocking performance if you choose to do that.

I'm not the biggest RAM guy, but I have noticed with several platforms that lower timings will get you more performance than clock speed. You could just always buy the cheaper one and overclock it too.

Unless you do like massive high res videos and stuff like that, 64gb is excessive, although it would be kind of nice to brag about biggrin.gif. 32GB should do great. I have 6GB and find After Effects performance a bit laggy, but pretty smooth. I can't imagine how 32GB would feel.

850w is fine for a gtx 680 or even two if you decide to upgrade. My system with SLI gtx 480's pulls like 650-750w load.

One more thing, you might want to consider getting two scratch drives and putting them in raid 0 for when you are editing. Makes loading up videos a lot faster, and when you're done working on them, you can move them to general storage.
    
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thanks for the advice!

I was thinking of waiting but unfortunately I need something within the next couple weeks. I am still considering the 64gb option as long as it won't result in other problems on this board. I'm going to be editing a lot of footage that is originally 4K, there's a video card offered by the company (RED rocket) that is supposed to speed things up considerably but costs over $4000.

so if another $277 in ram makes any noticeable improvement in render or playback time for me its worth it imo.


as for raid scratch disks, that's the next step for me and i've never tried setting up a raid system before. With the rampage can you only setup one pair of drives in Raid0? any particular drives you recommend?

thanks again!
artino
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Go with 1600mhz memory
heres why
Link to guides smile.gif

Your just doing video editing though?
seems u just want to have a future proof style machine (of which future proof does not exit


Now for drives for raid..oh man youve got money to spend on hard drives lol

Ill be back to edit this post for more info on the hard drives when i can find them lol

For Storage reasons
have 15 of em laying around with tons of photos and such on them ( apprentice photographer)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

the i dont use internal storage because my laptop is my editing station so everything has to be externally saved...kind of a pain but you get used to building catalogs and such every month or so...

Do you plan on going 4way for the 680s?
Do it then get just the video cards on their own loop and then the processor on its own loop of water cooling...oh man you would make people drool but you would have to make a killer case...
Enjoy reading great material for memory i constantly return to those stickies and look for more information just to make sure im not messing anything up


OH do not forget about the apparent BIOS updates Asus released for this board...tons of performance increases and stability fixes...
Edited by odin2free - 3/26/12 at 4:33pm
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awesome thanks for the link!

as for the drives, i look forward to hearing what the damage will be.
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Complete overkill biggrin.gif
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This is easy..keep whatcha got for cpu..and mobo
get the Samsung RAM ..It will do whatever your chipset/cpu will allow it to.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Memory+%28Desktop+Memory%29-_-SAMSUNG-_-20147096
Ignore the high latencies..It does 9-10-10-28 @ 2133 (or more)
eek.gif: Have the hdd prices gone back to normal? I think that one used to be $109..30 bucks more..eh..still gonna wait
I have a fresh one handy tongue.gif
Screw 'um 'til they make the prices right..then I'll go back to RAID
If they don't..ssd RAID tongue.gif
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Complete overkill biggrin.gif
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This is easy..keep whatcha got for cpu..and mobo
get the Samsung RAM ..It will do whatever your chipset/cpu will allow it to.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Memory+%28Desktop+Memory%29-_-SAMSUNG-_-20147096
Ignore the high latencies..It does 9-10-10-28 @ 2133 (or more)
eek.gif: Have the hdd prices gone back to normal? I think that one used to be $109..30 bucks more..eh..still gonna wait
I have a fresh one handy tongue.gif
Screw 'um 'til they make the prices right..then I'll go back to RAID
If they don't..ssd RAID tongue.gif

Go with this memory...
Dont know though can that quad channel run dual tongue.gif
i kid i kid

OP: you can get ths samsung ram and not carea bout heatspreaders just put a fan over it it clocks well been look at all these reviews and what not about it and im preterbed i bought gskill flare memory when i had my amd system
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lol Rampage 4 Extreme is a bit much unless you're planning on running 5GHz under water. I would look into alternatives like P9X79 Deluxe or an AsRock Extreme9, or an MSI GD65 (8D)
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thanks for the advice!
I was thinking of waiting but unfortunately I need something within the next couple weeks. I am still considering the 64gb option as long as it won't result in other problems on this board. I'm going to be editing a lot of footage that is originally 4K, there's a video card offered by the company (RED rocket) that is supposed to speed things up considerably but costs over $4000.
so if another $277 in ram makes any noticeable improvement in render or playback time for me its worth it imo.
as for raid scratch disks, that's the next step for me and i've never tried setting up a raid system before. With the rampage can you only setup one pair of drives in Raid0? any particular drives you recommend?
thanks again!
artino

You could also just get 32GB now and see if you need another 32GB later on and then order it.

As for the scratch disk,drives are SUPER expensive now. They are around 75% more than they were last year. If you pay the premium though, Samsung F3 series is good. Two 500GB F3's are about $180. Western Digital Black series is good too.
    
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