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Workstation 24GB's ram build...INPUT PLEASE!

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Anonymous
September 11, 2010 7:20:07 AM

I am building a work station for intensive graphic and modeling work, let me know what you guys think or any problems I may encounter with this build, I am specifically curious about the CPU/MOBO/RAM combo, thanks for your input!

CPU: Intel XEON W3530 2.8GHZ (planning on OC'ing to at least 4ghz w/ watercooling..)

MOBO choices: (opinions on these choices especially please)
$199 GA-X58A-UD3R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$220 MSI X58A-GD65: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$330 ASUS p6T6-workstation-revolution http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Gskill, x2 (3x4GB) = 24GB ~$520.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


GPU: Asus GTX 470
PSU: corsair 750watt
CPU cooling: corsair h50
CASE: rosewill destroyer
DVD: LG dvd/cd burner
total build price: ~1600-1720 depending on the


components I already have:
HDD (x2 750gb WD black's..currently have.)
windows 98 32 bit just kidding :pt1cable:  (I had to lol)....w7 x64

Thanks for your time!

Anonymous
September 11, 2010 11:32:11 PM

Mr Pizza said:
Do a little more research... none of those boards support Xeons...

Get this, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Perhaps not according to Newegg's untrustworthy spec lists.... ;) 

All of these boards and many more that are even less in price support the xeon series lineups (such as the asrock extreme/etc), in both 1156 and 1366 platforms. Personally from experience I find that Asus's WS/super computer mobo lineup is the highest quality. (supporting nearly all of the L/E/W/X intel CPUS)

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p...

http://global.msi.eu/index.php?func=prodcpu2&prod_no=21...

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=WqMFKNkS6ZjDLx4S

^ They are supported, just noting this for people googling this.

I am more curious about the RAM being effectively used and compatibility. Asus WS has memOK! which is a auto learning feature that should be a safe guard if I run into any compatibility issues...
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