I'm building a new workstation that will be mainly for CATIA and some simple renderings i will also be doing a little coding and creative suite but the machine will be built for CATIA. My biggest concern is reliability, stability and quiet. Here is what i have picked so far.
Im not sure about the RAM though and if i should get 32gb or 16gb (4x4gb or 4x8gb). The build has gotten a little out of budget so i think its gonna take me a little while to get all the parts but i would rather get a better component than save a little bit of money if its going to benificial to my build. I already bought the i7-4930K so i have based alot of the components on that.
It all looks good in general. Keeping it quiet really depends on which case fans you choose at this point. I'm not familiar with CATIA, but 32GB does seem overkill. I'm still sitting on 4 right now and wish I had 8. 16 is a good future proof number. I use PS and some coding software on 4GB, and the iMacs I was forced to use (poor me) also ran off of 4GB.
Back in the day you could get away with overkill on your RAM, but now the same 4GB stick that used to cost $20 now costs $40. It's not a great time to be buying RAM.
Well some programs will take every GB of RAM you have. It would be at 90% if you had 4GB, and 90% if you had 32GB. Programs like Photoshop have settings where you can adjust how much RAM you want it to use up.
Corsair Vengeance is fine. I'm not too familiar with RAM brands but Corsair is reputable along with Kingston Hyper X. Just look for the sticks that have tons of reviews (I think Corsair Vengeance has like 1000+ on Newegg, 90% of them being 5*) and high ratings.
i usually prefer corsair but theres a lot of bad reviews on the ones i was interested in while the ripjaws which i never looked into before had really good reviews for compatibility with the X79 Deluxe mobo