w7-64 Pro, not home
Are you sure of this 16GB ceiling? Can you show me where to read about this?
I handle huge layered photoshop files. 300 to 800 mb. Try applying a filter effect and you need to have dinner or take a nap before it finishes.
Doing posters and store banners at full size, 300 dpi
This new system will also be using Premiere Pro for AVCHD video editing. Will have GTX 470 in there.
Hey, going from Win XP Pro with 4GB on a Pentium 4, 3Ghz to an i7-930 and 16GB is going to be like flying a cessna to an F-16 so I have no idea what to expect.
My budget is flexible for another $500 so I figured why not max it out and see what happens.
I'm just learning about RAM so I studied some and I was going for ddr3 1600 and not 1333.
I would do ddr3 2000 x 24GB but G.Skill has not released it yet.
I do understand that settings and stability could be a problem so I should probably calm down and crawl before I walk
^ As for memory, you wouldnt be facing any issues if you get RAM sticks which run at same speeds, timings at same voltages...
As for the cooler, the H50 is a good cooler, but other air coolers, which are cheaper might perform better though...but again you might have to face the height issues...
One thing you might want to check but is definately not something to be taken as this is 100% it and nothing else is the mobo ram support list. It will tell you some of the configurations (again not all) that they've tested and worked.
Just looked though and they have nothing with 4gb stick density's in 6 dimm config's running at speeds over 1600. Only at 1600 and lower but really, u will have lots of problems with that certain configuration at high speeds no matter what.
As a backup to what gkay09 suggested, go with lower speeds but better timings.