This is my first ever build, I will be editing a lot of footage on Adobe Premiere and After Effects. I will eventually get quadro cards for this system and my main priority is to future proof as much as possible.
Please comment on the build, I will be air cooling for now then moving onto water cooling in the future. Also when I hit the big one I will make a real workstation PC with dual Xeons and make this my gaming PC, but for now this will do.
Title: Super Kickass Air Cooling Machine? What? Air cooling?
Budget: $5,000...No need for monitor, mouse, keyboard, sound card, router.
Case: LIAN LI PC-P80 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 XL ATX Intel Motherboard
GPU: EVGA 015-P3-1482-AR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
PSU: SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Active PFC Power Supply
CPU: Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80613I7980X
Heatsink: Lapped Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste: IC-7 Diamond
SSD OS/APPS: Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
RAM: 2 Sets of G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)
HDD: 4 HDD's in Raid 5 for Scratch Disk when editing: Samsung Spinpoint F3
Blu-ray:Pioneer Black Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer SATA Model
DVD Lightscribe: PLEXTOR 24X DVD/CD Writer Black SATA Model PX-880SA LightScribe Support
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
Random: Kingston FCR-HS219/1 19-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader
Cords: Nippon Labs Premium 6 ft. HDMI to mini HDMI cable with metal hood & gold-plated connectors Model MHDMI-6
Thermal Remover: Arctic Silver ACN-60ML (2-PC-SET) Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier
SSD Mount: LIAN LI HD-321 Internal 2.5" HDD / SSD Mounting Kit
Accessories: COOLMAX ThumbScrew SILV 10PK Thumb Screw (10 screws in a bag), SILVER Anodized
Fans: Antec SpotCool 0761345-75018-9 Blue LED Case Fan
Accessories 2: LIAN LI PT-CL01 Cable-management Kit
Fan Controller: Scythe KQ01-BK-3.5 "KAZE Q" Fan Controller
1. How is the support on the Gigabyte UD9?
2. Does the UD9 NB overheat?
3. I am really worried about the Noctua colliding with the ram or the optional Gigabyte heatsink for the NB....
4. I can't find any info on where I can add more fans to my Lian Li...
5. If I were to find fans, which 120mm and 140mm fans do you suggest?
6. Another Question on RAM:
If I am loading up all 6 dimms with ripjaws, with they be clocked at 1600 Mhz not 2,000 mhz? If this is the case, should I go with 1600 mhz memory with lower cas like:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820226124
Thanks for your posts.