Hey guys, I've got a friend that I'm helping build the absolute fastest system that is currently(or will be in the next 3 weeks) available. Right now I'm basically trying to get him into a x6800 Conroe(on pre-order) with 4 gigs of the best DDR2-1000/1066 RAM with the best motherboard. He does alot of rendering and graphic stuff so he basically needs the fastest thing he can get his hands on. I've been telling him about Conroe and he wants this thing as soon as he can, money is no object. The faster he can get these huge rendering's done the more work he can do.
The thing is he's got a couple of 7950 GX2 cards and would love to run quad SLI on this system but from what I've been reading none of the current Conroe motherboards support SLI right now. I think someone got SLI working on a certain motherboard but I can't remember which one it was and how he got it working? He said he'd be ok if he had to just run the one 7950 GX2 by itself but obviously it'd be better if he could do SLI. I thought about recommending Crossfire X1900XTX's but I don't think those would be quite as fast as 2 7950 GX2's.
I also wanted to get your recommendation on which is the best RAM to get? I want the lowest CAS and highest OCing potential. We will be bumping this x6800 up as high as we can get it 24/7 Prime95 stable(as he can't have the system crashing in the middle of a 12 hour rendering job). I've always had great luck with OCZ so I'm likely to recommend him their platinum line PC2-8000.
So, what do you guys recommend? He needs this system to be rock stable but also overclock pretty well. Remember, money is no object, though he doesn't want to waste it either. The rest of the system he will be getting himself but I'm in charge basically of getting the cpu, mb and ram for him.