Long time viewer of this wonderful site, and also a lurker on the forum. Finally registered today because I am hoping for some advice from the good folks here.
I'm planning a new build around the Windows 10 release in July/August on the X99 platform.
I work in audio creation for games, and thus I need a quiet but also powerful build. Part of me thinks I should have 2 separate computers, one for gaming, and one for audio creation, but the issue with that currently is space.
My main question is, will the Scythe Kotetsu be enough to cool the 5960X? After a lot of googling online it seems that water cooling is supposed to be the way to go, but I'd really like to avoid that. I can deal with the constant hum of a fan much more than the random pump noises (I used to have a liquid PC from the now defunct VoodooPC)
As for 'why 5960X?' - I will get decent mileage out of the 8 cores as my software is programmed to take advantage of all cores/threads.
I'm not planning to overclock a huge amount if at all. My upper limit would be 4.0 Ghz.
Here's where I'm at so far:Case:
Silverstone Fortress FT-02 OR
Fractal Design R5.
Motherboard: ASUS X99-Deluxe (though the new Sabertooth X99 looks pretty cool
PSU: Seasonic X-1050
CPU: Intel i7 5960X
Cooler: Scythe Kotetsu (looked at Prolimatech Genesis, but apparently it is non-effective in a case like FT-02 with rotated motherboard)
RAM: 64 GB 2666/2400 Mhz 8 x 8 GB RAM (G.Skill or Corsair, undecided right now). For those who may ask, I have no problem
filling up RAM once my music projects get really big.
Drives: Intel 750 PCIe SSD 1.2 TB. Samsung 850 Pro 5 x 1 TB. (without going into detail, I have several huge sound libraries that stream direct from disk, hence the large number of drives)
GPU: 2xASUS Strix 980.
I am open to any suggestions, money is no object as this machine will be central to my business. Any help given is greatly appreciated.