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July 3, 2013 1:38:53 PM

First off any help is appreciated.

As of right now I have a Rosewill Thor v2-w gaming case. Ive selected a pair of EVGA geforce 770 videocards,a MSI xpower LGA 1150 intel Z87 xl ATX mother board and a i7 4770k CPU. I need help selecting everything else I will need especially when it comes to RAM. I plan on gaming as well as music production (PRO TOOLS), 3d modeling, and video editing I think I have chosen the last couple components correctly for my need. I do plan on overclocking and dual boxing the screens. Can anyone give me any inputs on my current pieces for my need as well as the RAM I need as well as what else I need. I planned of getting like 64gb ram as Pro tools is ram hungry maybe 64GB is overkill idk. Any input is greatly appreciated and any changes on the current setup as well im open to anything new seeing as though this is my first. Money is not an issue just worried about rather im picking right. oh and the reason i picked the big motherboard is im tryna turn this thing into a super computer (if that exist).an allround media station as well as my central work station for my engineering and music needs

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!

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July 3, 2013 2:26:13 PM

The 4770K supports 32GB (guessing you've been looking at MSI and their claims of 64GB), for what you are showing, 32GB sounds like a good amount, would suggest 2133, maybe 2400 if in budget - would further suggest the GSkill Tridents or Ripjaws X, both are great model lines and great sticks am using the 32GB Trident 2400 in my Z77 and the 32GB RJ X 2133 in my P67
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July 3, 2013 2:52:42 PM

what you have selected is adequate for your desired use. as far as ram goes, I would recommend a minimum of 16gb for your folding/3dmodeling/rendering purposes. go with 32gb if you have the budget, but 64gb is kind of overkill unless you are rendering on a professional level. as far as memory speed goes, the faster the better. I would recommend 2400mhz kits as a good starting point... not ridiculously overprices like some of the higher speeds, but still packs a punch. your storage options will also play a vital role in your rendering performance... I would recommend a single or raided solid state drive with a 512gb capacity to start. you may want additional storage, and depending on your budget you may be able to afford it. but all you would need for storage is a decent brand 1tb or more drive. using the solid state drive for your OS, programs, and current workloads will be extremely beneficial over using a spinning disk drive. if you must get regular hard drives, I would recommend the 600gb WD Raptors in Raid 0.

big thing- since you are getting a haswell processor, you need to make sure you choose a power supply that is compatible. there is an issue right now where some supplies will fail and reboot the system when the processor goes to idle/sleep due to the 12v rails not being able to drop below 1 amp (haswell drops it to 0.5 amps). also make sure your power supply has enough amps on the 12v rail to cover the power requirements for the dual GTX 770s. a single gtx 770 requires 42 amps on the 12v rail. so you will need a supply that has a minimum of 84 amps on the 12v rail. that would mean u will need at least a 1000watt PSU that is c6/c7 idle compatible. I would recommend (again, not knowing your budget) the EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 120-G2-1300-XR 1300W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply. more than enough wattage and will take haswell with no problem.

if you could reply with your total budget I may be able to get a few more recommendations to you, but your build looks very good so far. hope this has helped.
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July 3, 2013 4:01:06 PM

Thanks both you guys my budget it pretty much around 6000 which i think is more then enough for a whole system. do you think my board is good enough for set up as well. since i plan on overclocking when playing games my friend melted something on his board and i definitely don't want that problem becuase his warrenties didnt cover them.oh and ill be trying the 32gb 2400 trident as tradesman recommended (thanks Tradesman). so walk me throught the os thing again as well 512gb for os and i have alot of programs to install so do you think 3 drive 1tb a piece will do. one for music -one for game- one for engineering and school work????and after these two thing will i be good to go as far as the computer go.
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July 3, 2013 4:07:36 PM

oh and i know this is a long question (sorry) but i also want to get some good monitors or maybe tv's with as small a input lag as possible something bigger than 36" this is gonna be my entertainment as well :) . so ill be hooking up some surround sound stuff
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July 3, 2013 4:13:55 PM

If thinking 512 for OS, prob looking at an SSD, if you want more speed, then think 2 256 SSDs in RAID 0, and 512 should be plenty for OS (only 35GB or so and prob most all your apps), games videos, etc could be prob stored on a couple of 1TB drives (look for min 7,200 RPM and 32-64MB cache
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July 3, 2013 4:23:22 PM

ok so 2 256SSD in Raid 0 for me speed is my thing :) . 3 1TB drives cool 7200RPM 32-64MB cache. cool im searching now. hey trades for my graphic card is a PCI express 3.0 or PCI express 3.0 x 16 faster?
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July 3, 2013 4:44:24 PM

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July 3, 2013 6:04:16 PM

ok so they do not have the 32gb ram for the 4th gen i7 cpu 4770k in the rip jaw or trident so is there any other recommended the will keep my cpu fast with out being overpriced. although money isnt a issue i dont need any un needed piece of hardware
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July 3, 2013 6:09:59 PM

NVM i found it
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July 3, 2013 6:11:24 PM

Hmmm, sure they do, the Tridents come in up to a 2933 4x8GB 32GB set (also 2800, 2666 (2), 2400 and on down, Ripjaws go up to the Z sries 2400 set
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July 3, 2013 6:30:12 PM

Any recommendation on the SSD and raid 0 is somthing you do outside of buying the ssd right
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July 3, 2013 6:37:35 PM

There's plenty of good ones, I like Samsung, OCZ and GSkill, RAID 0 is taking the two Drives and in effect combining them into a single drive, so instead of the one drive reading/writing through a single path, it's flowing through 2 paths, it won't double your throughput but could see a 20-30% increase in overall performance
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July 3, 2013 7:24:39 PM

Thanks alot Trade
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July 3, 2013 7:31:11 PM

No problem - keep in touch
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