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Asus Maximus VI + OCZ Revodrive 3 X2 + SLI with 2 Nvidia Titans

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September 9, 2013 5:47:52 PM

Hello ,

I'm new to the forum and also newbie in building computers , but I have good notions of hardware . I'm also a Brazilian (I apologize for not writing in English as well ) .

Like here in Brazil taxes applied in electronics are absurd ( or about 2 times more expensive than in the U.S. ) , I want to enjoy my trip to California in October and to Orlando in March to build my computer , which will be used primarily for games and video editing.

How will I travel 2 times , I want to reduce purchases in 2 parts to not bring much at once . In October 'll bring only the main components for already go using the computer and in March 'll do a upgrade , for use SLI , Nvidia Surround and HDDs with RAID 5 . Below is my plan .

OCTOBER 2013
Obsidian 900D Super Tower Case
ASUS MAXIMUS EXTREME VI
Intel Core i7 - 4960X Extreme Edition
CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler
CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB ( 2 x 8GB ) DDR3 2400
ASUS Nvidia GeForce GTX TITAN
OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 480GB PCIe SSD
SEAGATE Barracuda 4TB 64MB cache
Corsair AX1200i
18 x Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition Fans
Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Fan Edition
ASUS VG248QE ( Monitor)
Razer Ouroboros
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth
Razer Invicta
NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Kit

MARCH 2014 - Upgrade
CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB ( 2 x 8GB ) DDR3 2400
ASUS Nvidia GeForce GTX TITAN
SEAGATE Barracuda 4TB 64MB cache
SEAGATE Barracuda 4TB 64MB cache
ASUS VG248QE ( Monitor)
ASUS VG248QE ( Monitor)
Razer Orbweaver Stealth
Logitech G27 Racing Wheel

I have some questions, maybe you can help me.

1 - I can put 2 Nvidia Titan and also the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 on Asus Maximus Extreme VI , since the RevoDrive also need to be in a PCIe and the pictures I saw that the Titans are large and take 2 PCI slots .

2 - Putting 2 Nvidia Titan and 1 RevoDrive, I can put another Nvidia Titan to make a 3-way SLI without removing the Revodrive?

3 - Putting 2 Nvidia Titan and 1 RevoDrive, I can put a off-board sound-card, like Creative's sound-cards?

Thanks!

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September 9, 2013 6:21:38 PM

The maximus extreme VI is a socket 1150 mobo while the 4960X is a socket 2011 CPU
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September 9, 2013 6:32:57 PM

Tradesman1 said:
The maximus extreme VI is a socket 1150 mobo while the 4960X is a socket 2011 CPU


Thanks Tradesman1.. I will use the 3970X instead!
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September 9, 2013 8:19:11 PM

Tradesman1 said:
That also is a socket 2011 CPU - may want to look at the Asus Rampage iV Extreme (the top ROG mobo for socket 2011

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


OK, now I get it Tradesman1!

In your opinion, I should invest in the LGA 2011 or LGA 1150?

Are the Rampage IV Extreme better than Maximus VI Extreme? I can use 3 HDDs on RAID 5 with SATA III (6Gbps) on this card too?

Rampage IV Extreme + 3970x = US$ 1499.98
Maximus VI Extreme + 3770k = US$ 719.98

The performance difference between Rampage IV Extreme + 3970x and Maximus VI Extreme + 3770k is huge? Since it will be US$ 780.00 expensive?

Since I intend to use 4 x Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB 2400mhz, I will get the benefits of the quad-channel present on Rampage IV Extreme?

Thanks again!
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September 9, 2013 8:57:28 PM

What all are you going to do with the rig, for most the socket 2011 is overkill unless into some heavy duty computing, the 4770K is more than sufficient for anyone, if budget not a problem, then I'd look at the Rampage and socket 2011 and go with the 4960X you mentioned they should be coming out soon...For DRAM, you mention 32GB of 2400, I'd look at the Tridents, great sticks have had my 2400 set since they were released back around May last year, Corsair is rather expensive and basically a copy of the GSkill sticks
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September 9, 2013 10:30:28 PM

Since the Seagate 4TB HDD require a SATA 6Gb/s interface to optimizes performance. Which is the best way to set up a RAID 5 with 3 HDDs considering the Rampage IV Extreme?

Rampage IV Extreme Storage Specs:
Intel® X79 chipset :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), black
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller :
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red

Should I use the 2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s) from chipset and 1x SATA 6Gb/s port(s) from ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller?
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September 9, 2013 10:46:01 PM

The black ports would need to be used and are run with the Intel SATA controller, so that would take 2 of those ports, would use the other black for your boot drive, use the red ports (secondary Intel controller) for an Optical and other drive....
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September 9, 2013 10:59:36 PM

Tradesman1 said:
The black ports would need to be used and are run with the Intel SATA controller, so that would take 2 of those ports, would use the other black for your boot drive, use the red ports (secondary Intel controller) for an Optical and other drive....


The RAID 5 with 3 HDDs will be the secondary drive/volume, because I will use the PCIe SSD (OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2) as boot drive.
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September 9, 2013 11:04:49 PM

Should have been '3' of those ports with the 4th for the OS drive sorry
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