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Windows 7: help with good 32gb of ram

10 Apr 2012   #51
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James7679 View Post
What's the budget on the new build? You could do something really crazy if your budget allows for it.
not GREAT, what did you have in mind? my pay check is kindof strict, limiting my budget greatly. i was actually going to START with that asrock board, best p77 i could find based on reviews. and an i7 2600k or a 3700k, whichever feels better at the time, i want to wait to see reviews on the 3700k first though.

i am not hearing GREAT things about the 2011 socket vs the 2600k except for one 2011 i7, i believe it was about $1200, which is WAYYYYY out of my budget right now.

i need a really good computer, a drop dead powerful one, but i dont need the absolute best, i say this because when i build this i will be using multiple computers then for rendering.

but what where you thinking. i might be able to find a way to make it work still.


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10 Apr 2012   #52
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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10 Apr 2012   #53
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional
 
 

OMG...64GB of ram...and i tought 16GB was a lot!!

But yes, if you need it go for it, simple as that.
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10 Apr 2012   #54
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

ahhhh, dual chip. ya that would be good. i dont think its gunna be best for me right now due to my budget and my lack of trust in the 2011 socket from reviews. although i like the idea.

i dont think it will be right for me this time. but i like it. maybe in a year or so if i have better pay. even then i think i will most likely use it in a farm. thank you for the idea.

i still think that a 3700k will be good for me right now, seeing as how im gunna super clock it with a noctua dh14 under my belt. allong with later this summer buying a gtx680 or 690, which ever is more recent at the time.
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10 Apr 2012   #55
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Aside from the higher cost, I am not aware of anything negative from the socket 2011 lineup. I guess it depends on how often you upgrade. If you don't plan on making amajor system change for several years, you might want to go 2011 and one of the lower chips. Then you can always drop in a higher end one down the road.

If you upgrade completely every couple of years, then you'd be okay with socket 1155...but you'll need more components at the next upgrade stage.
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10 Apr 2012   #56
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Aside from the higher cost, I am not aware of anything negative from the socket 2011 lineup. I guess it depends on how often you upgrade. If you don't plan on making amajor system change for several years, you might want to go 2011 and one of the lower chips. Then you can always drop in a higher end one down the road.

If you upgrade completely every couple of years, then you'd be okay with socket 1155...but you'll need more components at the next upgrade stage.
+1
I agree completely. There is nothing wrong with the 2011 chips. Dual processor is definitely where you want to be if you are doing serious 3D rendering. Maybe take a step back and analyze what you are doing. Like Deacon said, if you upgrade pretty regularly, start with a dual 1155 or 1366 system. Or go with the Dual 2011 build and opt for the lower end of that lineup for now.
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10 Apr 2012   #57
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Aside from the higher cost, I am not aware of anything negative from the socket 2011 lineup. I guess it depends on how often you upgrade. If you don't plan on making amajor system change for several years, you might want to go 2011 and one of the lower chips. Then you can always drop in a higher end one down the road.

If you upgrade completely every couple of years, then you'd be okay with socket 1155...but you'll need more components at the next upgrade stage.
i was thinking i keep the 3700k 1155 socket, and wait a year so i can completely build another computer. its not that the 2011 is not as powerful. because this computer is for gaming also, some people say that it is not as fast.

i think i can keep this one for now, and when the time comes, i will trade out like im doing now, this way i have more computers to farm with, and im not spending allot of money all at once.
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10 Apr 2012   #58
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@Thornton: It sounds like you have very intensive rendering needs and likely more than a typical enthusiast workstation. This is outside of my realm of expertise, so I don't really have anything more to offer. In the grand scheme of what you are trying to accomplish, buying an extra 16GB of RAM or going with faster RAM is not going to amount to very much from a percentage standpoint of your total bill. Sounds like you know better what you need than anybody else?

Out of curiosity, what is this work for? Is it your job or a hobby?
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10 Apr 2012   #59
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
i was thinking i keep the 3700k 1155 socket, and wait a year so i can completely build another computer. its not that the 2011 is not as powerful. because this computer is for gaming also, some people say that it is not as fast.
Since you are comparing two different sockets, the processor will determine what is faster, not the socket design. If you use a high-end 1155 proc and a low end, budget 2011 proc, then yes, maybe the 1155 system would be faster. But, you'd have to compare overall benchmarks once you choose a proc for each motherboard socket type. You can't just make a blanket statement that socket 2011 is slower than 1155. The procs need to be compared, and then you need to factor in cost. Comparing the sockets is like deciding which car is faster...the red one or the blue one.
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10 Apr 2012   #60
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
@Thornton: It sounds like you have very intensive rendering needs and likely more than a typical enthusiast workstation. This is outside of my realm of expertise, so I don't really have anything more to offer. In the grand scheme of what you are trying to accomplish, buying an extra 16GB of RAM or going with faster RAM is not going to amount to very much from a percentage standpoint of your total bill. Sounds like you know better what you need than anybody else?

Out of curiosity, what is this work for? Is it your job or a hobby?
this work i do takes in money but it is not steady work. i make somthing, i sell it, simple as that. its not what i would considder worth the whole ammount of a dual chip, RIGHT NOW. i want a good computer, but having a farm is worth the money the money i would spend on the dual chip system. like i said. i think lots of small computer upgrades, then an eventual large upgrade will suffice for creating a good farm. and my naxt LARGE compute upgrade ill drop a couple thousand on for making a super computer
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