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Old 01-12-2015, 02:39 AM
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send me a pm or something if needed and I can link you to the adapter he is using.
Hey guitardom,

I did send you a PM regarding that adapter card but I'm not sure if you got it or not. Anyways, would still like to know who the manufacturer is. If its not against the forum rules just post it in thread or double check your inbox.

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Old 01-12-2015, 07:47 PM
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Running Stable at 4.4 Ghz.
CPU Temps Idle @25c Full Load @45c
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:09 PM
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Thanks Shane.

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Old 01-23-2015, 12:52 PM
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Default Re: i7 Builds - Specs and Results

After waiting for some price stability and final part research, trigger pulled on new PT11 build from 4 different online stores.

Asus x-99a MB
i7-5820 CPU Haswell v-3
Noctua NH-U9DXi4 CPU cooler
16 GB quad kit Corsair Vengence LPX ddr4 ram
System drive: Samsung 250 GB 850 evo
Audio drive: WD Caviar Black 2 TB 64 MB buffer
EVGA GTX 750ti 2 GB GDDR5 video card
Fractal Designs Define R5 mid tower case
Corsair HX750i 750 watt PSU
Windows 7 Premium 64 bit OEM

The video card is overkill but I chose it for its low power usage and quiet running, same with the PSU, CPU cooler and the insulated case. I spent many hours researching for the optimum price/performance ratio. Grand Total with shipping and tax: $1735.00...getting excited!
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:05 PM
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Just checked... That cooler doesn't have a mobo/RAM compatibility list, but the dimensions seem to indicate no particular issues with RAM overhang even with two fans installed.

And I'm interested in the R5 case. I bought a R4 right before the new one came out, so maybe I'm a little mad about it.

Looks like a good build. Any reason you went with the Evo SSD model and not the Pro?

When you build, make sure you have the correct DIMM slots for quad channel operation.
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:37 PM
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850 evo VS. 850 pro...about 40.00 difference is the primary reason. I can live with the warranty and from the review, benchmarks are very close and would not notice a difference.

The r5 case was very well reviewed, closest comparable case was the corsair 300 titanium and this case seemed better for my build, ill report back on that.

Roger that on the dimm's.

I forgot to list a 30.00 FW card. Its a Siig NN-E20012-S2 which a Focusrite test said worked well and PT lists it as compatible.

The 5820 processor is from MicroCenter in Tustin. They have it for 299.00 (in store only with online reservation). I had a friend pick it up while driving thru there that saved 100.00. I guess they figure they will make up the difference by getting you in the door.
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Old 01-26-2015, 12:53 PM
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Default Here's my build

Howdy folks!

I've looked through the posts back to the end of 2013, and came up with this build, which is very similar to some of yours, and I wanted to ask a few questions and get final opinions. I think this will cover all the components I'll need...I use PT11 with Windows 7 Home Premium SP1:

Mobo: Asus SabertoothX79 Intel X79 2011 (b/c 2011 socket, max 64GB RAM capable, 1394a port)

Processor: Intel Core i7-5820K LGA2011 Unlocked Processor (BTW, it's a 6-core, for reading newbies like myself)

RAM: DDR4 16GB 2666MHz QUAD C (4x4GB) VENGENCE LPX

SSD: SAMSUNG 840 EVO mSATA 0.85Inch SSD - 250GB

Video Card: ASUS GeForce GT640 Video Card with 1GB DDR5 Memory, Low Profile (GT640-1GD5-L) (b/c it's just for Pro Toolsgoing through a SANYO 39"LED, 1080P)

Sound Card: I already use a Focusrite Scarlett 8i/6 (USB)

PSU: Corsair Pr Series 750W SLI 80 PLUS Gold Certified Modular ATX Power Supply CMPSU-750AX (b/c it's modular - cabling options)

Case: Fractal Define R4 (b/c it was recommended here for space if I add a cooler/silence)

possibly a Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 140x150x25 (NF-A15 PWM) SSO2-Bearing (Self-stabilizing oil-pressure bearing) CPU Cooler (recommendation here by mesaone and plenty of good reviews elsewhere)

Question:
Can I go with a smaller Graphics card to use PT11? I do only audio work, no video. Outside of PT11/10.3.8, I would like to be able to watch standard DVDs, that's all. I don't want to be right at the limit either, though.

Quite the useful and informative thread! I'm ready to go shopping, go through whatever potential hell awaits a first build and then do some D-Verbing!

Thanks.
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Old 01-26-2015, 02:08 PM
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I'm no expert but I don't think that mobo/cpu/ram combo is compatible. You'll need an x99 based board to run that cpu and ram.
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:29 PM
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I'm no expert but I don't think that mobo/cpu/ram combo is compatible. You'll need an x99 based board to run that cpu and ram.
Thanks for the quick response, CME! And I'm glad you pointed that out, because I see what you mean as I read more in the details of this processor. Didn't know to look for that.

So now I'm looking at an ASUS X99-A Socket 2011-V3. I think the 2011-3/2011-V3 are one and the same socket type from reading just now (like '2011-Version3 or something'). I think they are interchangeable terms for one and the same socket type.

Then looks like RAM-processor compatibility is another problem with my choices: this processor only supports up to 2133mHz RAM, so I want to get a 16GB 4x4 DDR4 set at 2133mHz, not 2666mHz. Not as easy to find, but Crucial has the 16GB kit (8GBx2) DDR4 PC4-17000 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.2V set, and Crucial's Advisor Tool says that works with the Asus X99-A.

So as long as the Asus X99-A is compatible with the i7 5820K LGA2011 processor, that much should be resolved. A little tricky. I called a rep at a national micro warehouse and they looked up product numbers and said they are compatible. Should have done that first.

Thanks again, CME, for clearing that much up! Huge advance.
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:37 PM
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You're welcome. I'm a Mac guy but have been keeping up with the diy side for a future build. And I plan on building a similar build to yours.

Also I've not kept up, but in the past it wasn't an issue to under clock ram. When I built my last pc, about 10 years ago, I went with faster ram so I would overclock without problems.
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