P6x58d-e memory and ssd compatability issues

i am looking at building a new computer (around $3000) and have run into some potential compatibility issues i cant find answers to. the mobo im looking at is the ASUS p6x58d-e and i noticed from the manufaturers website that the maximum memory for almost every brand is 6gbs (http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=gFBKfNyhppW9tDbB). i am an architecture student and will use this computer for rendering and running photoshop, both of which plow through massive amounts of ram, currently i have 8gbs and i max it out all the time. i was looking at "CORSAIR XMS 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M1A1333C9" x3 for now, but im afraid that it might not be compatible?? please help!! the other issue is i have actually already purchased "OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0120 PCI-E x4 120GB PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)", it was $100 off and i couldnt wait, but now i need to make sure it will fit the mobo i purchase, and cant find any info on that. thanks in advance for any helpful advice!!

my total build spec so far is as follows:
(1) NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
(1) Intel Core i7-980X Extreme
(1) ASUS p6x58d-e mobo
(3) CORSAIR XMS 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
(1) EVGA 01G-P3-1465-AR GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
(1) OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0120 PCI-E x4 120GB PCI Express MLC
(2) HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
(1) IN WIN COMMANDER IRP-COM1200 1200W ATX 12V 2.3 / EPS 12V 2.91
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  1. Look on the Asus site for your mobo's supported memory list. Don't get that GTX 465, those cards are not too good. Get a GTX 470, it has support for the CS5 Mercury Playback Engine. Get Samsung Spinpoint F3 not Hitachi, two of them. Get a 650W PSU - Seasonic, Corsair, Antec.

    Are you sure you need that $1000 CPU? In CS is 50% faster than the Phenom II X6 1090T but it costs +400% more.
  2. Thanks for the relpy!!

    -On the Asus website, the list for supported memory at most uses 3 of the boards' 6 memory slots (3 x 2gb) is this saying that the board cant really even use the other 3 slots?? and even using those 3 slots, none of the specs use 4gb cards, so at most i can get 6gb of RAM, somethings gotta be wrong there right?

    -I was looking at a higher wattage PSU for future SLI possibilities and a max of 24gb of RAM, if i was looking at a 2-way SLI, how much power would i need then?

    -The reason i was looking at the best possible CPU is because that is directly correlated with rendering times using Maxwell Render. basically when i hit render, 100% of the CPU is being used to render a specific image, which on my current machine can take a day or two... and when my architecture project is due in a week, time is money lol.
  3. Part 1 - Not true; you can use 6X4GB or 3X4GB or use 2GB RAM. Corsair Tested -> http://www.corsair.com/configurator/product_results.aspx?id=1522755 ; 24GB 2 Kits of Corsair DOMINATOR 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model CMP12GX3M3A1600C9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145321&Tpk=CMP12GX3M3A1600C9

    Part 2 - Too much is better than too little, 3-WAY GTX 470 Corsair HX1000W or AX1200.

    Part 3 - {Premiere and not Photoshop is accelerated by Mercury Playback Engine; yes the best bang for the $ in that case is GTX470 or some Quadro's}. The Maxwell Render forum, is the best place for acceleration components; oddly nothing 'jumps out' clearly explaining the 'best ways' to accelerate Maxwell Render. I spec'd a Octane Render build and most of it's rendering is GPU centric; the build was a Xeon and Quadro.

    Trust this, few understand, but I do -> Rendering = Time = Money!!!
  4. That chart from Corsair was exactly what i was looking for! thanks!

    -with regards to your Part 3, are you saying in that last part that the GPU actually does a lot of the computing?? I was under the impression that it was CPU based! Thanks for the insight!

    -from my original post, one thing im still unsure of is if the "OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0120 PCI-E x4 120GB PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)" is compatible with the Asus P6x58d-e, any help there?

    Thanks again for your advice!
  5. Before buying ANYTHING I would strongly recommend that you contact Maxwell Render to find out what components are accelerated with their plug-ins; example GPUs. Also, if the Xeon is a better choice vs i7's.

    Regarding the PCIe SSD, the ASUS P6X58D-E is NOT listed as one of the known MOBO that is having trouble {with the exception of EFI [edit for clarity] X58 MOBO the MOBOs listed are AMD with known problems; the fix in 9/10 cases is disabling Marvell} -> http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/solid-state-drives/pci-express/revodrive/ocz-revodrive-pci-express-ssd-.html I noted this post {works with ASUS-P6X58D } -> http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?76948-RevoDrive-Win7-X64-ASUS-P6X58D...
  6. Yep. And GPU acceleration doesn't work on SLI either. One card.
  7. Rendering "Few" 3D Apps can benefit and in some cases 'run' under SLI or CF or {GPGPU}; Photoshop ignores the second or more GPUs. Again, check first and get a 'list' of supported GPUs or configurations.

    Here's a good and current Adobe {Premier & Photoshop} post -> http://forums.adobe.com/thread/632669?tstart=0

    I assume the hog will be Maxwell Render, and if so needs to be priority #1.
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