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diamondx May 23, 2013 12:27

New configuration may 2013
Dear CFD-onliners,
I know, it has been discussed too many times... so sorry about it:
I'm building up a new pc for my simulation, my budget is limited to 1500$ what do you guys think of this

EVGA 02G-P4-3658-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST SuperClocked 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card ...

Arctic Silver CMQ2-2.7G Céramique 2 Tri-Linear Ceramic Thermal Compound - OEM

CORSAIR 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMV16GX3M2A1600C11

ASUS Maximus V Formula/Assassins C3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard with Gaming ...

Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K

Rosewill ROCC-12001 AIOLOS 120mm Long Life Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Core i7

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

thanks a lot

evcelica May 23, 2013 14:48

Couple problems right away:

1.) Motherboard and CPU are not compatible, look for a socket 2011 motherboard with an x79 chipset. The motherboard you have chosen is for the dual memory chanel Ivy-bridge / Sandy Bridge CPUs, which are a bit slower for CFD.

2.) If you are going to use that CPU you should get at least 4 memory modules as it has 4 memory channals.

diamondx May 23, 2013 16:22

wait sorry that was not the motherboard i wanted, in fact the socket is not compatible, this is the one: i looked for:
ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS

evcelica May 24, 2013 15:12

You still need to get a kit of at least 4 memory modules.

diamondx May 24, 2013 15:19

you mean i should add another pair of ram ?? 32 gb ??

diamondx May 24, 2013 15:32

or i get a 4*4 Gb ....

evcelica May 24, 2013 17:40

Whatever RAM you intend to use, buy it in a matched kit. So you could get a 4x4, 4x8 or since your motherboard has 8 slots you could even get a kit of 8 memory modules. You don't want to get only two because then you are running only two of the four memory channels that CPU has.

diamondx May 24, 2013 18:14

good thanks

diamondx June 19, 2013 09:46

A small update and review of my new rig : Finally i bought these components:

Graphic card EVGA|02G-P4-3658-KR GTX650TI RT 184.99$
CPU INTEL|CORE I7 3930K 3.2G 12MB R 574.99$
MotherBoard ASUSP9X79 PRO X79 LGA2011 R 319.99$
Power Supply Unit ROSEWILL|RD450-2-SB 450W RT 34.99$
disk SSD 120G|SAMSUNG MZ-7TD120BW R 99.99$
MEMORY 4Gx4|CORSAIR CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B 139.99$

So far, i've been happy with it, it is very fast, win 8 boots up in 10 seconds (i know it will get slower with the time), runs quietly and all was for 1500 $

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