Do you need features specific to this motherboard, or would a less expensive motherboard suffice?
How about something with tighter timings?TML's wishlist wrote: $320 4x8 GiB G.SKILL Ripjaws-X F3-14900CL10S-8GBXL (DDR3-1866, 10-11-10-30, 1.5 V)
How about a faster and more reliable hard-drive?
A less expensive PSU may be adequate.TML's wishlist wrote: $155 +6 sh -5MIR SILVERSTONE Strider Gold S Series ST85F-GS 850W (70 A, Au)
TML's wishlist wrote: $140 +10 sh SILVERSTONE RAVEN Series RV03B-WA
tu2thepoo wrote:I'd be leery of overclocking anything I'm using for work, but the most interesting thing I've heard about AIO coolers is that kits built from a single metal (i.e. copper block+copper radiator or aluminum block+aluminum radiator) last longer due to less corrosion over time. Having never bought one, I can't verify that myself, but it may be something to consider if you're holding on to the system for more than a year.
Have you considered whether you need ECC memory support? Are you running any kind of calculation where the integrity of the data is paramount? Those may be other reasons to skip the overclocking and/or look into a Xeon platform.
chuckula wrote:If you are doing something where the results mean money.. and it sounds like you are.. don't overclock and I recommend going with a Xeon Ivy-Bridge E part and with ECC memory on the motherboard instead of with a 4930K.
Forge wrote:You're talking about galvanic corrosion, and I've never seen that in bimetal joints unless there is electrical current or conductive liquids involved. I don't believe that it would have any meaning in the lifespan of a heatsink (5-10 years, tops), but I'm disagreeing, not saying that you're wrong.
I will agree with Forge and suggest this:TML's revised wishlist wrote: $30 Rosewill ROCC-13001 AIOLOS PLUS