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Intel i7 3930K For Adobe Premiere Pro CS5

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November 13, 2011 8:31:17 PM

Hello guys,

Recently I've sold my set including the following parts:

AMD: Phenom II 1100T x6 3.30GHz - 4.18GHz 9MB Cache.

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H.

RAM: Kingston HyperX 16GB 1600MHz CL 9-9-9-24

Cooler: Zalman CNSP9900.

And wanted to buy the new and upcoming,

CPU: Intel SBE i7 3930K 3.20GHz.

MOBO: Gigabyte x79-UD5 or Intel DX79SI.

RAM: 8x Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 9 9 9 27 4GB Total = 32GB.

Cooler: Zalman CNPS12X or Corsair Hydro H80.

I mainly use this for Video recording and editing with Adobe Premier Pro CS5 + Elements + fraps.

Is this a good choice. and how much memory speed will get lost by 8 DIMMS vs 4 DIMMS?.
a c 92 B Homebuilt system
November 13, 2011 8:41:20 PM

Anything SB is going to be absolutely amazing over anything else you can get. I've been reading about X79 - I don't know much yet but it will be blazing fast.

The thing you'll also want to consider - you probably won't need a fan (I don't really like Zalman coolers - they're not worth the money you pay for them) - is that the SB 3900s are going to be shipped with a closed block liquid cooler. It'll probably be really good to begin with, I think Intel is getting wise about the coolers they're including with their higher-end CPUs.

As far as RAM goes your motherboard will always default to the lowest speeds and timings it can handle - pretty much any motherboard since 2007 will give you the option to set your settings and timings manually or at the default RAM speed. I'm not sure I'd trust OC'ing your RAM though - you definitely don't want to take a chance on frying an X79 motherboard.

a b B Homebuilt system
November 13, 2011 8:51:04 PM

CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMZ32GX3M4X1866C10R $599.99

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

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10Q-32GBZL $649.99

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

I don't know what you are paying for the 8x 4gb of ram that you listed but these are complete sets and they should perform at the speeds listed or else you would be able to set that speed it the bios , as lond as the motherboard is rated for that speed. You also want to make sure that you are getting quad channel and not dual channel ram.
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November 13, 2011 8:53:35 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Anything SB is going to be absolutely amazing over anything else you can get. I've been reading about X79 - I don't know much yet but it will be blazing fast.

The thing you'll also want to consider - you probably won't need a fan (I don't really like Zalman coolers - they're not worth the money you pay for them) - is that the SB 3900s are going to be shipped with a closed block liquid cooler. It'll probably be really good to begin with, I think Intel is getting wise about the coolers they're including with their higher-end CPUs.

As far as RAM goes your motherboard will always default to the lowest speeds and timings it can handle - pretty much any motherboard since 2007 will give you the option to set your settings and timings manually or at the default RAM speed. I'm not sure I'd trust OC'ing your RAM though - you definitely don't want to take a chance on frying an X79 motherboard.


Well I've reader some test and according of many test they say the s12 even outperforms the nocthua 14, and I'm not sure whether intel ships the liquid cooling with the cpu or shells it separate? I'm not sure.
November 13, 2011 8:56:12 PM

inzone said:
CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMZ32GX3M4X1866C10R $599.99

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

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10Q-32GBZL $649.99

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

I don't know what you are paying for the 8x 4gb of ram that you listed but these are complete sets and they should perform at the speeds listed or else you would be able to set that speed it the bios , as lond as the motherboard is rated for that speed.


Im taking 8 4gb sticks thats like $135, a lot less :-)
a b B Homebuilt system
November 13, 2011 8:57:09 PM

Both , they are shipping the water cooling with the cpu and they will make the cooler available for seperate purchase although not at first.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 13, 2011 8:58:00 PM

Quad channel ?
November 13, 2011 9:05:21 PM

You're making me scared I need special Quad Channel Memory?, I thought the memory controller would do that job :-( and me thinking that i would just buy 4 pairs. Well still got 32GB and Dual Channel.
a c 92 B Homebuilt system
November 13, 2011 10:52:09 PM

MrWeedgamer said:
Well I've reader some test and according of many test they say the s12 even outperforms the nocthua 14, and I'm not sure whether intel ships the liquid cooling with the cpu or shells it separate? I'm not sure.


Interesting, I'd like to see a link to that. Most of the reviews and tests I've read put that cooler somewhere in the middle of the pack.

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You're making me scared I need special Quad Channel Memory?, I thought the memory controller would do that job :-( and me thinking that i would just buy 4 pairs. Well still got 32GB and Dual Channel.


I'm not sure how RAM is going to work on the X79s yet. It definitely wont be the dual or triple channel systems we're used to though.
November 17, 2011 7:11:58 AM

MrWeedgamer said:
You're making me scared I need special Quad Channel Memory?, I thought the memory controller would do that job :-( and me thinking that i would just buy 4 pairs. Well still got 32GB and Dual Channel.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 15, 2011 11:42:50 PM

inzone said:

I don't know what you are paying for the 8x 4gb of ram that you listed but these are complete sets and they should perform at the speeds listed or else you would be able to set that speed it the bios , as lond as the motherboard is rated for that speed. You also want to make sure that you are getting quad channel and not dual channel ram.


Erm, sorry, but no. Dual-Channel and Quad-Channel kits are the EXACT same memory, just Dual-Channel kits have 2 sticks of RAM for 2 channels of RAM Slots, while Quad-Channel kits have 4 sticks for 4 channels of RAM slots. So basically, you can think of a Quad-Channel RAM set as a Dual-Dual-Channel RAM set; same thing.

Single-Channel = 2 Sticks
Dual-Channel = 4 Sticks
Tri-Channel = 6 Sticks
Quad-Channel = 8 Sticks

Whenever you see "Quad-Channel" or "Dual-Channel" on a specific set of memory, it just indicates how many sticks there are in the package, and has nothing to do with the component itself.
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