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October 29, 2013 8:17:42 AM

Hi everyone, I'm from Singapore and i hope everyone can give me some opinions/tips/advice on the build. But I won't be OC-ing much. Thanks!

ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO + I7 4770K
SAPPHIRE RADEON TOXIC R9 280X (Right now its not available in SG)
G.SKILL RIPJAWS X 1866MHZ 16GB CL9
WD BLACK 1TB
SAMSUNG 840 PRO 256GB
SEASONIC X SERIES GOLD 650W
COOLERMASTER V8GTS
COOLERMASTER STORM ENFORCER

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October 29, 2013 8:23:37 AM

I see nothing that needs changing, all quality parts.
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October 29, 2013 9:35:50 AM

To configure the RAM, make sure to enable XMP Profile under AI Overclock Tuner in BIOS/EFI.

Once that is complete, the memory can run at full speed DDR3-1866 CL9

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October 29, 2013 9:55:24 AM

I would change the case to something with a bit more room unless you don't plan on ever using many hard drives.
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October 29, 2013 5:04:37 PM

logainofhades said:
I would change the case to something with a bit more room unless you don't plan on ever using many hard drives.


Thanks for the heads up. I don't plan on getting more than 1 hdd at the moment. But will it still fit with the ssd and hdd under the same cage? I know that the upper hdd cage can be removed to make space for the gfx card. Also is there any other parts that's cheaper but perform the same or even better? Thanks for all the tips and advice guys.
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October 29, 2013 8:37:51 PM

I would like to know whether is there any difference in vengeance pro and ripjaws x? Other than price and appearance. Both 1866mhz and 2x 8gb. Will any of these 2 have any compatibility issue with maximum vi hero?
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October 29, 2013 8:41:01 PM

Both should work and work the same with identical specs.
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October 29, 2013 8:48:45 PM

rolli59 said:
Both should work and work the same with identical specs.


Thanks!
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October 30, 2013 6:28:03 AM

The vengeance ram might have clearance issues with your aftermarket cooler. The high heatsinks often get in the way.
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November 4, 2013 6:32:40 AM

Hey guys does anyone know the height clearance for the CM V8GTS? planning on getting the Corsair Dominator Platinum. Thanks!
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November 4, 2013 9:42:59 AM

After going through the forum and reading the maximus vi hero manual, I will just slot it in A2 and B2 slots which will give more clearance for the cooler.
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November 4, 2013 10:06:07 AM

For the price of that air cooler, you could get a decent all in one water solution and not have to worry about ram heatsink clearance issues. Coolermaster Seidon 120xl for less or the Corsair H80i for a bit more.
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November 4, 2013 10:20:56 AM

logainofhades said:
For the price of that air cooler, you could get a decent all in one water solution and not have to worry about ram heatsink clearance issues. Coolermaster Seidon 120xl for less or the Corsair H80i for a bit more.


In Singapore even the seidon 120xl cost more than the v8gts

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November 4, 2013 11:26:51 AM

They must really charge a premium over there. :lol:  The seidon 120xl is almost $20 cheaper than the V8GTS on newegg. That much for an air cooler is insane. Hence why I have a Hyper 212 plus.
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December 20, 2013 10:30:33 PM

Update: Finally got everything from either local retailers or Amazon. Here's my rig

i5 4670k + Asus Maximus VI Hero
Corsair Dominator 1866mhz 8GB x 2
Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB
Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Asus 780Ti DCU-II OC
Corsair AX 760
Corsair H80i
Coolermaster Storm Enforcer
Coolermaster Jetflo 120mm x2
Xigmatek XAF F1255

Dell U2412M
Logitech Z553 2.1 Speaker
Razer Deathadder 2013
Razer Deathstalker
Logitech G240 Mousepad

Anyway thanks everyone for their help!
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December 20, 2013 10:30:33 PM

Update: Finally got everything from either local retailers or Amazon. Here's my rig

i5 4670k + Asus Maximus VI Hero
Corsair Dominator 1866mhz 8GB x 2
Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB
Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Asus 780Ti DCU-II OC
Corsair AX 760
Corsair H80i
Coolermaster Storm Enforcer
Coolermaster Jetflo 120mm x2
Xigmatek XAF F1255

Dell U2412M
Logitech Z553 2.1 Speaker
Razer Deathadder 2013
Razer Deathstalker
Logitech G240 Mousepad

Anyway thanks everyone for their help!
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