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Old 05-15-2014, 12:59 AM
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CME,,, I've gotta check out that 12 core! But I can only guess that the cost might put me in the dog house. Hmmm,,, wonder how the acoustics are out there??
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:22 AM
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So,, I saw this earlier, Crucial M550 CT512M550SSD1 2.5" 512GB SATA 6Gbps MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD). The Samsung #'s are similar, except for being SATA 3 Gbps. Is having a SATA 6 Gbps probably faster, or not so much? The price on each is also close.
Thanks,,, Mike
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:01 AM
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I think you may be getting confused a little. I bet the Samsung SSD is also 6gbps. Which is sata 3. Someone really wasn't thinking when they named these things. Basically sata 1 is 1.5 gbps, sata 2 is 3 gbps, and sata 3 is 6 gbps. And IMO a SSD for a system drive is totally worth it. I bought my first several years ago and will now always have an SSD for the boot drive.

And yes pt will see all the cores. Even the virtual cores that most CPUs have these days. So that 12 core would show up as 24. And when I upgraded my Mac Pro from a 2.66 quad to 3.2 6-core I saw a big difference in performance. I could push the quad a bit. Not a whole lot bu could make it begin to sweat. The 6-core handled everything I threw at it with ease.
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:30 PM
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Thanks CME, that's whole lot clearer, makes sense. Almost 'glad' that I fried my board.?!
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:52 PM
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Finally decided to update my system. Great thread here with a lot of info. This is a first time build for me and I'm looking forward to it. Goal is to build a robust system with headroom and a fairly good life span expectancy. Probably will move to Win 8.1 for OS.

Pretty close to pulling the trigger on following:

Intel Core i7-4930K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116939

ASUS X79 DELUXE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132047

SeaSonic SS-750KM3 – http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087

Fractal Design Define R4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352037

Asus GT640-DCSL-2GD3 GeForce GT 640 Graphic Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121706

Noctua NH-U12S http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608040

SAMSUNG 840 Pro MZ-7PD256BW - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147193

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL8Q-16GBZM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231539

DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
Timing 8-9-9-24 Cas Latency 8
Voltage 1.5V

ASUS DVD Burner SATA Model DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135240

Total around $1,950 with Win 8.1 Pro 64.

I'll do some light overclocking but nothing to serious. Not sure if water cooling is really needed but a bit of overkill there won’t hurt, just don’t want to end up with too much noise. I’ll add an SSD for system drive and have several WD Black drives for audio, samples etc. Running an RME UFX via USB2. Sessions can get fairly large, up to 60+ tracks, plenty of plugins and fair VI usage.

I’ve been researching ASUS docs for the X79 Deluxe for compatible memory and was wondering if there is any way to easily narrow down for price/performance ratio.

Anybody used the i7-4930/X79 Deluxe combination successfully? Thoughts, cautions etc?
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:16 AM
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ASUS docs really don't make it easy to find compatible memory for the X79 Deluxe. Need to mind the budget and 16GB memory would probably meet my needs easily. Wanted to go for DDR3 2133 but I am thinking the difference in price/performance wouldn't justify the cost and there are a few other items I'd like to squeeze into the budget

A couple of options:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL8Q-16GBZM $189.99

Cas Latency: 8
Voltage: 1.5V
Multi-channel Kit: Quad Channel Kit
Timing: 8-9-9-24

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9 $179.99

Cas Latency: 9
Voltage: 1.5V
Multi-channel Kit: Quad Channel Kit
Timing: 9-10-9-27

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q-16GBZL $154.99

Cas Latency: 9
Voltage: 1.5V
Multi-channel Kit: Quad Channel Kit
Timing: 9-10-9-28
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:33 PM
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Pretty much settled on the GSKILL 1866 with the lower latency.

If any of you guys with a bit more PT build experience than I could take a quick look at my revised build list two posts above I would appreciate it. I am pretty sure component wise but as I indicated it's a first build here.

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Old 05-22-2014, 02:01 PM
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If any of you guys with a bit more PT build experience than I could take a quick look at my revised build list two posts above I would appreciate it.
Cooler looks decent, but try this one instead: Noctua NH-U9DXi4. Check to make sure bulky coolers like this can fit, since the RAM slots on that mobo are close to the CPU... Even though it is listed as having no spatial conflicts on the Noctua compatibility site

I don't personally have any experience with SeaSonic, so if I was shopping then I would go with a Corsair or CoolerMaster 750 W modular PSU.

Otherwise, Almost exactly the build I would do, if I could do one now. Excellent case, fast and reliable RAM, good SSD, RME interface, screaming 6-core CPU.
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Old 05-22-2014, 02:13 PM
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Cooler looks decent, but try this one instead: Noctua NH-U9DXi4. Check to make sure bulky coolers like this can fit, since the RAM slots on that mobo are close to the CPU... Even though it is listed as having no spacial conflicts on the Noctua compatibility site

I don't personally have any experience with SeaSonic, so if I was shopping then I would go with a Corsair or CoolerMaster 750 W modular PSU.

Otherwise, Almost exactly the build I would do, if I could do one now. Excellent case, fast and reliable RAM, good SSD, RME interface, screaming 6-core CPU.
Thanks for the response.

Next to RAM finding an effective cooler is a pain. I am trying to balance efficiency with noise level as the computer is in the same room I record in.

Hopefully the "screaming 6 core" won't bleed into the mics...
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:09 PM
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Hopefully the "screaming 6 core" won't bleed into the mics...
That noctua cooler is probably the quietest on the market for the CFM. A mistake I made is going for liquid cooling. The problem with using radiators is that the fans are closer to the outside of the case, and end up being quite loud. A noctua cooler paired with that fractal case should keep your computer whisper-quiet, even with a 6-core.
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