think about this case..
I think it has better air flow than the one you've choosen.. two extra top fans..
Looking at the case options to fit this board, I don't think I'm a fan of the PC-P80. That big protrusion on top and the top ports along with the front door you have to open up just to access any of the drives on the front... Sucks.
Cooler Master showed a prototype case for the SR-2, which looked really nice and elegant, but apparently it has been scrapped. I'm not exactly sure what the big deal is on the forums with people freaking out over finding cases to fit this board. It seems most any good E-ATX large server case will fit the bill. I guess people are looking for a case that isn't butt ugly and doesn't sound like a jet engine. Makes sense to me...
Two best cases at the moment are:
Both are huge. Both fit Extended Atx. 800 is bigger more elegant. Haf x has better Air flow...Both are ready for watercooling.
Jay, you have made the right decision to give Mac the boot!
Here is the case I used for my six-core i7 rig. It's pretty awesome! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163114
What about an SSD for your operating system?
Hi, first of all, sorry for my english.
I don't understand so much your expectative from this sooo expensive system. But in the real world i think it can't be faster that other system a lot cheaper.
1. 12 Core isn't faster than 6 core in certain applications, maybe premiere can use 12 core, but i don't think that. I think more gpu is what you needs.
2. 48Gb of ram, for what?... for editing?, for 3d?... maybe with after effects, but i'm editor of final cut pro, and never go beyond 6GB.
3. I don't know what you do, but in my case, i prefer 2 computers with 1 processors, that 1 computer with 2 processors. I can use one computer for transcoding, or rendering, or caputure... and the other for editing.
4. Do you know that 2.66Ghz is too slow?. I'm working right now with a 4.2Ghz overclocked system. And the processor is i7 920 that cost to me 250€.
I recomend to you the processor i7 980x, that you can easily go at 4.5Ghz with 6 cores. (with overclock), and without overclock 3.33
I think 5Ghz in the real world is faster than 2 processor at 3Ghz.
This is your decision, but in my opinion big computer for a very big price, is the wrong way to go. Divide and win.
of the record: i'm running original copy of osx in my 4core(8 Thread) 4.2GHz system(1500$) and without problem...
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Also, Jay, I suggest you stay away from overclocking. I know there'll be lots of people claiming that oc'ing is a piece of cake and definitely worth the effort - but that applies only when you've already spent quite a bit of time (and $$$) learning all the tricks that go into building a stable oc'd rig. Trust me, you don't want an unstable PC for the purpose you're building the rig for.
I'l recomend sealed watercooling like corsair H50. It's cheap, and sealed. For me much better than the best air cooling. (I tested the 3 best air cooling). It so easy to install. I use it in 4 computers, no problem with it. All my computer are overclocked with it.
Respect the GPU, I prefer 2x nvidia 285 than 470. (This is my opinion) Four monitors better than 2. Or one monitor per GPU.
I think that if you spend 5000$ in a system, you can search someone that help you to make a stable overclock. A overclock of 25% is safe, and make your system 25% faster. If you want a system with more than 3.3Ghz the only way is overclock.
Some applications like final cut pro only use 4 core, at a max (normally for me 2 core). Redcine-X only use 4 cores. I think the only way to speed up is overclock.
This is only my opinion, you can do what you want with your money. I prefer to spend my money in extra hardware, like, control surfaces, graphic tablets, good monitors, a box for reduce noise of the computer, Rocket Raid card, and a good set of original applications and plugins with direct email support.
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