I'm using my PC primly for Maya and Photoshop, but I also use it for multimedia and games, using Vista x64 ultimate.
I don't plan to upgrade to Windows 7 yet, sense I managed to find some apps that do the same things Windows 7
offers for free.
I think It's better to wait for prices to drop and see if this Operating System Isn't another new windows Me in disguise.
My PC Is 3 years old and it seems like a good time to replace it.
I would like your opinion on the follow Parts:
I plan to keep these parts:
Evga GTX 260 55NM Super clocked
Creative music X-fi PCI
And Install them with those parts:
Western Digital WD10EADS
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
INTEL Core i7 920 TRAY
ANTEC Power supply TP-750
ANTEC Case 300 FOR GAMERS
SCYTHE DFS123812H-3000 x3
SCYTHE "SLIP STREAM" 120mm
Scythe"NINJA 2 Rev.B" 6Heat Pipes CPU Cooler SCNJ-2000
SCYTHE "120mm Fan Clip" for CPU Coolers
Also, I plan to place the heat sink with the fan blowing air upward to the heat sink and another fan on the other side to draw air upward from the heat sink, to increase air flow and heat reduction with all fans installed in the case.
The case has a top and back fans to draw the air out, will my modification will help to increase air flow and heat reduction or the case with all fans installed, will do the same job?
Also, I noticed that the ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 can support 24 Gigs of ram, but I could not find any memory chip set larger then 2Gigs per Chip.
which allowing me to install only 12Gigs of ram max with 2gigs chip sets.
About the ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 has a cheaper version P6T which looks quiet the same, what I noticed that the deluxe edition has high quality capacitors and better venting and the P6T has solid capacitors. does It make a big difference?
Or it's better to stick with the P6T and buy extra memory?
Also I was wondering if a TRANSCEND SSD18M 32GB will produce better performance Western Digital WD10EADS with vista installed on and two hard drives 8MB of cache one for data (Music, Movies etc...) and another one for software, games and Virtual memory, or SSD for virtual memory and software HD for vista, or extra 2Gigs of ram (from specs) with the two Hard drives with out the SSD, or same specs as above.
I'm sorry if I troubled you all with all my questions but,
I'm trying to find the best build withing my budget of 1200$ to 1300$.
I would appreciate and thank you all for time and opinions.
About SLI, as far as I know it causes a lot of hell with Maya.
Besides I use a Geforce GTX260 Card, so Crossfire is meaningless.
Well, Sense I'm working with Maya that is one hell of a demanding program, I would like to Keep upgrading my PC when I can.
Besides It would be a waste to fill up only 12GB of ram of 2GB Chips, so I figure that is best to install 3x2GB chip set and
to add two 2x6GB Chip set when available or 6x4GB Chip set, tho I was not able to find any of those.
It's quiet puzzling why Asus is offering a motherboard that can support 24GB of ram, yet you can't find any ram chips for that.
As far as I know vista x64 can support 128GB of ram, but that's way out of my budget.