I need to have 16gb ram in my system. (I am using after effects), and as I see in the markets, ocz has the best price for 16gb. (OCZ OCZ2G80016GQ 16GB 800MHz PC2-6400 Gold Quad DDR2 Kit). and I also plan to buy a new cpu, and as I see in the benchmark tests, INTEL Core i7 920, 2.66GHz has very good price/performans ratio. and I will use windows 7-64bit
But I couldn't decide which motherboard would be the best for this system. can you suggest anything please?
I'm confused - 16GB is not a number that easily lends itself to triple-channel RAM used in X58 chipsets, nor can you run DDR2 on the X58 chipset - DDR3 only. Would it make more sense to have 12GB (6 x 2GB) or even 18GB (6 x 3GB), or if you're really spending, 24GB (6 x 4GB).
I'd check out the boards like the Asus P6X58D or something similar by Gigabyte - that has 6Gbs SATA and USB 3.0.
an i7 920 is a socket 1366 (x58) motherboard. the x55 motherboards are socket 1156. Make sure if you are building that you order all compatable parts. where is gets confusing is that intel makes an i7 860 CPU that is 1156 socket and uses 2-channel ram which will be in pairs (2, 4, 8gb) and a i7 920 which is 1366 which is triple channel ram (3, 6, 12) socket...both are i7 CPU's
+1 to JackNaylorPE another good board, i prefer ASUS myself, i offered you the low cost board, but if you have the money, or can afford to spend that much money on it then i would do so otherwise my recommendation is also a good board.
I am not happy my last asus motherboard, that's why I want to change it with gigabyte. I checked the link "GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58" and, it seems fine for me. but another questions comes with these time which is it do not support 1600mhz memory. it writes "Support for DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules" http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Product...
so I couldn't buy 1600mhz and probably I should buy 1333mhz or 1066mhz. So can the system be like this?
Thanks a lot but I can not buy radeon simply because adobe cs5 (especially after effects and premier) will work integrated with nvidia cuda technology. and they say the cheapest one to do that is nvidia GTX 285. and the recommended one is Quadro FX4800 which is about 1500$
and I don't need to use sli, because of the same reason. for CS5, he say: "We are not planning to SLI or Tesla when we first ship. These are very tempting technologies but we need to insure that we are tuning the best possible performance for cards mentioned above. Once we get tune these cards we can start to look at other possibilities. The Fermi (future nvidia platform that was announced) cards are due in 2010 and we care planning to support some of those cards." (you can also find this comment in the above link.
gtx480 looks lovely, but I can not afford it this is the same reason why I do not buy quadro cards.
But what I did not understand is your comment: "either way 1333Mhz and 1600Mhz ram is a 1-2FPS difference" what did you mean with that? The 12gb 1333mhz Corsair ram is ok with the gigabyte motherboard, isn't it?
yes it will work fine with the motherboard, what i ment is the difference in performance between 1600Mhz and 1333Mhz RAM is about 1 to 2 frames per second, its really not enough to worry about for most people.
Hopefully the GTX 285 will lower in price when the 480 and 470 comes out, if you are set on the 285.