i'll second the slipstreams from scythe, but ECC memory? it has advantages, but i'm not sure if it will be any better than non-ECC...unless a higher cost is better. i could be wrong though, but i've never seen many gaming rigs with ECC, or basically anything past a server.
Well, I will use this system for work 8h a day, and my free time use comes next. I read that cosmic rays and natural radioactivity causes about 1 bit flip per gigabyte per month, so because I will run my system 24/7, I would get a bit flip about every 4 days. Of course some of those will never be read, and just written over, but I'd like to stay on the safe side, and using this for work justifies a bit higher cost for extra stability.
ECC can fix one bit errors and detect but not fix 2 bit errors, and detect some >2 bit errors. So I would instantly know, if I have faulty ram.
That being said, knowing my system is more stable, makes me happy.
i'm also assuming you'll be running a 64 bit OS? otherwise you'll have 4GB of physical RAM, but ~3.2GB recognized by the OS, with only a limited number of 'sketchy' ways around the barrier.
Yes, I will use 64bit linux, maybe something else occasionally.
Linux kernel documentation wrote:
Linux can use up to 64 Gigabytes of physical memory on x86 systems. However, the address space of 32-bit x86 processors is only 4 Gigabytes large. That means that, if you have a large amount of physical memory, not all of it can be "permanently mapped" by the kernel. The physical memory that's not permanently mapped is called "high memory".
This means that 32bit linux can still use 64GB of memory, but most of it would effectively work as superfast swap.
it looks pretty good, and its also nice to see someone not aiming for 500+W in a rig. the only advice i have is that no matter how good the new noctua fans look on paper, testing by bluefront shows otherwise, so you shouldn't really aim to get those.
Thanks for the suggestion!