For work, for play, for shooting lasers at the moon. "I will get you Dr. Minedroid!"
just to let you know, your ram should be installed in a1, b1, c1, and d1, rather than a1/2 and b1/2
source: http://188.8.131.52/downloadsite/manual/X79%20Extreme6.pdf page 22
I would have done it this way too, but I had a problem with a previous motherboard which got me to involve a repair guy. He installed them this way and when I saw it I just assumed he knew what he was doing. Whatever, easy fix.
Nice build! 3930K, good choice for sure. I've just ordered my parts for a very similar looking build. Nice choice of lots of black, I like it!
How do you like that case?
I love the case. Very easy to work with. It's got a handle grip on the top back so it's easy to pick up and maneuver, and having all my connections on the top is revolutionary. With my old system I was always squishing the wires in the back of my PC cubby, and when I needed to change something or troubleshoot I found myself using mirrors or my phone camera set to front so I could see what's going on back there. This is much better.
The silverstone has an interesting setup. Premium build is so awesome.
It's the first PC I've ever used that does things right when I click on them. Photoshop, Illustrator, now takes 2 seconds to load, and Maya, and 3Ds Max take no more than 8 second to pop up. I can render 1080p scenes in 30 seconds (my old system took anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hr), and of course games run perfectly smooth.