"In the T3400 chipset if you force the hidden 400 FSB DDR3 runs at 1600 or 1066 but not the normal 1333. DDR2 will only boot at 800, not the 1066 allowed by the 333 FSB."
Does this mean the T3400 may run DDR3 16GB memory?
Could it even run 32GB?
Im am interested because I may acquire a T3400 this year and I would like to to max it. (My first ever PC)
What I have in mind is:
1) With a Xeon X3363 (modded for 775), i read that 771 xeon far outperform any 775 cpu because its designed for server use. So it should be far better than the QX9650 for overclocking, also because of the lower TDP. Correct?
2) With the 400FSB to have 16GB DDR3 RAM. (I imagine 32GB isnt possible but I wonder if it could be)
If 16GB DDR3 isnt possible then of course i will use 16GBDDR2.
3)Im not sure which the highest /best graphics card to pair this with, im a noob with graphics cards.
with the many slots in the T3400 i read somewhere It can use two / dual graphics cards?
Whats the benefit of using two?
Is each card is for one monitor? Or can the two cards be used to power one monitor? (First PC / Noob)
Also, the T3400 has Raid 0 capability, my intention is to make it an advanced CAD all in one rendering station.
So i can run do my modelling and rendering on it.
In overclocking the Xeon and running a top graphics card i image i would need the 525W PSU, right?
And to be safe the system should be watercooled?