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I'm doing my first build and I wanted some advice on setting up the UEFI. I'm using this machine for the purpose of editing Adult photos and hd video. It'll be encoding a lot of video with minor effects and general adjustments and processing of 8,000 photos per week. It needs to be a 24/7 stable overclocked machine. My question is, what would be a good goal for my CPU? 4.4mhz? More? Less? Considering the relationship of RAM & CPU here are these a good choice for each other? Do you know of a good guide that shows how to overclock this specific hardware or similar set up? Also, I'm curious on your opinion of how you'd setup storage on this machine. I've heard many stories of people setting up 4 ssd's in raid 0 and running everything on that 1 logical disk. It's a source disk, target sisk rolled into one. Or if I add 5 ssd's I could put 1 for OS and have 2 raid 0's for encoding? What would you do?

My parts are:


Mobo: ASrock X79 Extreme9
CPU: 3930K
MEMORY: Corsair Dominator Platinun 16gb (4x4gb) 2400 mhz 1.65 volt.
PSU: Seasonic 1050X Gold
GPU: EVGA GTX 670 FTW 4gb
Storage: qty=4 256GB Kingston Hyper X 3K
CASE: CM Storm Trooper
COOLING: haven't purchased but I'm considering the Corsair H80 for ease of use and installation and I'm heavily considering the Swiftech Apogee Drive II pump with CPU waterblock.


I guess the main question is, if these parts were in front if you how would assymble and configure for a 24/7 stable overclock.

I appreciate your wisdom in helping me for a general consensus

Regards

, Kenny Brandon
post #2 of 4
ok a few issues here

1. No one needs to know it's adult photos... Photos and HD video is more then enough.

2. I really wouldn't bother with the 3930k, whilst yes your applications will make use of it, it won't make that much use of it. You'd be better off with a 3770k and save yourself some cash.

3. PSU is MILES overspec'ed, drop that to a 650W PSU. That will cover you for SLi etc as well.

4. Is there any reason you went with the 670, the 7950 has more punch. Are your applications going to make use of the CUDA cores, if not then go with the 7950.

5. If you're going to be blowing that much on a cooler you might want to consider the RASA RX360 or the RS360 kit... They also do a 240mm kit which would be more than enough for your machine/.

6. Sorry nearly missed this, I seriously doubt you will notice real world difference over some normal 1600MHZ @9-9-9-24 over your memory, you could save a lot of money on that as well.

Regards

Comps
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post

ok a few issues here
1. No one needs to know it's adult photos... Photos and HD video is more then enough.
2. I really wouldn't bother with the 3930k, whilst yes your applications will make use of it, it won't make that much use of it. You'd be better off with a 3770k and save yourself some cash.
3. PSU is MILES overspec'ed, drop that to a 650W PSU. That will cover you for SLi etc as well.
4. Is there any reason you went with the 670, the 7950 has more punch. Are your applications going to make use of the CUDA cores, if not then go with the 7950.
5. If you're going to be blowing that much on a cooler you might want to consider the RASA RX360 or the RS360 kit... They also do a 240mm kit which would be more than enough for your machine/.
6. Sorry nearly missed this, I seriously doubt you will notice real world difference over some normal 1600MHZ @9-9-9-24 over your memory, you could save a lot of money on that as well.
Regards
Comps

From a productivity standpoint where time is $$ then if you could would you go with the 3930K? We use Adobe Master Suite CS 5.5 and we utilize the full gamut of that suite for post production. Yes, Adobe benifets from the use of cuda cores but I've done some reading that suggests you can use just about any GPU by changing/adding a file to one of the folders within the app. That being said is why I chose the gtx 670. The PSU I chose because it has 2 12v lugs and my motherboard has 2 12v inputs. I also chose it because it is something that I can grow with. If I do need that much power in the future ill have it. I have considered the RASA line. I'm thinking I wanted to make it an easy install by using the 120mm fan on the back of my case. Those longer rads don't install with just 4 screws, I'd have to mod my case. The cooler is still up in the air and I'm really up for advice in the area. If I were to take the dominator Platinun 2400 mhz ram and under clock it so that I have tighter timings wouldn't that add some benifet; even more so than if I were to try and squeeze the 2400 out of it? I wanted a versatile option for memory so that I could go either way with things. So, is it good considering that logic? Thank you for your input from one adult to another. Lol
post #4 of 4
OK,

If I had all the money in the world then yeah, i'd go with the 3930k just because I could, however I doubt you'll see much benefit with what you're doing.

If it does in fact benefit from CUDA cores then I would still consider dropping the CPU and PSU and getting a GTX680 in that case.

Memory I didn't see it was on sale, keep the memory and drop the frequency to 1600mhz and try for a 7-7-7-20 setup. That would be epic and might end up being quicker with the tighter timings with what you are doing.

You'll still never need that amount of PSU power, as things improve and progress they end up using less wattage, not more. You could still get away with a 750w PSU and be fine with that even in the future.

As for your case, it's not a great one to be honest, if you go with the corsair obsidian 650d which isn't much more you can fit a 240mm rad in the top of the case, at which point you could go with a sealed H100 loop system biggrin.gif

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