So i finally decided to spend my hard earned cash on a new computer. Specs are following:
CPU: Core i7 980x 3,33Ghz
MOBO: Gigabyte X58A UD7
RAM: 12GB Kingston HyperX 1333 CL7
HDD: 2TB WD Caviar Green WD20EARS
SSD: Intel X25-M 80GB
Heatsink: Zalman CNPS10x Performa
PSU: Seasonic S12-D 750W
Case: Fractal Design Define R2 Titanium Grey (recommended, perhaps only good looking case aside of LianLi products, but cheaper
I keep my Radeon 4870 until Nvidia comes with something better than this GTX400 line-up...and i wait for the boom of CUDA/OpenCL renderers for 3DS max...
Anyway, i have a few questions for anyone here with i7 rig: i bought 2 6GB RAM kits instead of single matched 12GB one...do you think, it will be a problem to run them on their XMP profile without further tweaking? Apparently the XMP profile (1333 CL7) is meant to work only for one single 3x2 GB kit...i wonder what will happen if i populate all the RAM slots and enable it...
Second question, what is optimal airflow inside the case, or where should i place the fans respectively? The case has shitloads of positions in the front, back, up and down and on the side panel. I have 3 120mm fans on my disposal... I plan to put 2 into the front and one to the back of the case right behind the CPU cooler... is it OK this way?
Thanks for your answers