|First off, I appreciate Othehill sticking with me on this. If you are familiar with my earlier thread, you will recall that I was planning to build with the i5. At first I thought this was a brilliant idea because the mobo also supported the i7 and I could upgrade later. Ah but then I learned that the higher-end i7's require socket 1366, not the 1156 like the i5. So I thought, and my wife agreed, (and that is key!) that I should go ahead with a higher-end system that maybe won't be obsolete in six months. ;)|
So, here's my wishlist so far:
ASUS P6T WS PRO
i7 920 Quad core 2.66 GHz with some other stuff I don't recognize (4.8GT/s QPI???)
2 ea. EVGA GeForce 9800 GT Vid - 1024MB DDR3 (Autodesk site tested and supports 9800GTX, I figure this is close enough.)
Crucial Ballistix 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel
Corsair 650W Modular PSU
One thing I'm not clear on (actually, there may be many things I'm not clear on, but on this I'm not even fuzzy.) This mobo supports SAS hard drives. Googling tells this is Serial Attached SCSI. But is this something that would be useful to me? I work in AutoCAD, I play around with some 3D modeling stuff, (Maya, Bryce/DAZ Studios, Poser.) But mainly AutoCAD and CS4.
Othehill, I know I said earlier that I didn't see myself using two vid cards, but if the capability is built into the mobo it seems a waste to not take full advantage of it.
I am the Human!