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Memory Voltage Question. Asus Maximus VI Formula+Intel I7-4770k+Memory

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November 21, 2013 12:25:48 AM

Hello Everyone,

First, thank you very much for all you comments, thought and philosophies. ;) 

I will be building a new computer (well.. someone else will build it actually :D )

I've decided on the Asus Maximus VI Formula, the Intel I7-4770k for starters. But as I look for memory, somewhere I thought I read that Intel I7... had to have a voltage of 1.5v. I am looking at 16gb (2x8) and DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133. But most of the higher clocked memory has voltage above 1.5v

So, is it okay to get memory at a voltage higher then 1.5v?

Thank you very much again for your time.

:bounce: 

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November 21, 2013 7:43:46 AM

Stick w/ 1.5 for 1600/1866, for 2133 and above 1.6-1.65 is perfectly fine ;) 
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November 21, 2013 4:52:42 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Stick w/ 1.5 for 1600/1866, for 2133 and above 1.6-1.65 is perfectly fine ;) 


Thank you very much Tradesman1. As a "Grandmaster", could you please tell me what you think of the Asus Maximus VI Formula board? Two things that interested me in it were great audio (I do not own a stereo or TV set up, everything is off my computer), and how the graphic cards in 2 way SLI are nicely seperated. I'll be doing air, not water. :D 

Thank you again and have a great holiday.
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November 21, 2013 5:08:59 PM

It's a nice mobo, but you are in large part paying for the water block - if not going to water cool then (????), the sound is great and it has plenty of ports (SATA , USB, etc) along with the ROG Armor, I was giving serious thought to it fo myself, but went with the Hero, the ROG Armor can be a dust catcher, and here in AZ, there's dust everywhere, used to keep a ton of drives in my rigs, but set up a rig as a server and let it keep the backups and excess not need on each workstation, so don't need the extra couple SATA ports, the Hero also has the ROG Supreme FX audio which is great sound, I'm not a audiophile but like to have TV or a movie on - or music while I'm on the rig.

Think you'll be very pleased w/ the Formula, if budget plays in could give the Hero a look
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November 21, 2013 5:54:38 PM

Tradesman1 said:
It's a nice mobo, but you are in large part paying for the water block - if not going to water cool then (????), the sound is great and it has plenty of ports (SATA , USB, etc) along with the ROG Armor, I was giving serious thought to it fo myself, but went with the Hero, the ROG Armor can be a dust catcher, and here in AZ, there's dust everywhere, used to keep a ton of drives in my rigs, but set up a rig as a server and let it keep the backups and excess not need on each workstation, so don't need the extra couple SATA ports, the Hero also has the ROG Supreme FX audio which is great sound, I'm not a audiophile but like to have TV or a movie on - or music while I'm on the rig.

Think you'll be very pleased w/ the Formula, if budget plays in could give the Hero a look


Thank you again. :bounce: 

I've checked out a few of the Maximus', I'll double check the Hero, I know it is a good seller. :) 
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November 21, 2013 6:04:24 PM

I went through 20 assorted builds before deciding on it, among other things I saw I came to the conclusion that Asus has the best handle on the Z87 and Haswell and that of the Asus mobos, the Hero (even though a brand new model line) may well be the best bang for the buck, the Gryphon is another great newcomer - at that time the Formula was still just a glimmer of things to come, but I'm not a fan of LC.
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November 21, 2013 6:16:20 PM

Tradesman1 said:
I went through 20 assorted builds before deciding on it, among other things I saw I came to the conclusion that Asus has the best handle on the Z87 and Haswell and that of the Asus mobos, the Hero (even though a brand new model line) may well be the best bang for the buck, the Gryphon is another great newcomer - at that time the Formula was still just a glimmer of things to come, but I'm not a fan of LC.


Sorry Tradesman1, as for my name... What does LC mean. :??: 
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November 21, 2013 6:44:41 PM

LC = Liquid Cooling and no worries, everybody starts sometime - and if honest, when it comes to systems, everybody is a novice, been in systems over 30 years and still am learning, if anybody tells you they know it ALL - that's a sign not to believe a thing they say ;) 
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November 21, 2013 7:55:43 PM

Tradesman1 said:
LC = Liquid Cooling and no worries, everybody starts sometime - and if honest, when it comes to systems, everybody is a novice, been in systems over 30 years and still am learning, if anybody tells you they know it ALL - that's a sign not to believe a thing they say ;) 


Thank you again Tradesman1. I checked out Hero and a few others, I think I'll stick with the Formula. It's a lot more then what I need but I checked out the Audio and only Formula and Extreme have this advanced audio, it is better then the audio in Hero. Probably never use it but... :( 

Have a great holiday season. If it is okay, I may come back to you for some future questions. Thank you again.

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November 21, 2013 8:04:33 PM

I'll be around (I hope ;)  )
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November 23, 2013 12:34:06 AM

Tradesman1 said:
I'll be around (I hope ;)  )

Hello Tradesman1, hope all is going well.

Thought I would stick with you as your answers were really good and positive, hope that is okay.

I read about memory; timing and CL so I tried to pick low CL with higher timing, it's a few dollars more but not much.

I'll be buying all my parts from Fry's Electronic Store and Tiger Direct (who are associated with Fry's, I think). They will build it for me for free with a one year warranty. And they said they would match New Eggs prices.

Well, here is what I have now: (It sure takes a while to set this up) :ouch: 

Case: Corsair C70 - Black I'll be purchasing the solid side panel. I thought about Fractal Design Define R4 - Mid.

Mother board: ASUS Maximus VI Formula

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell

CPU Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H75 Water/Liquid CPU Cooler 120 MM A new product.

HHD: Samsung Spinpoint HD103SJ (Already bought)

SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC

PSU: 1. CORSAIR RM Series RM850 80 PLUS GOLD
PSU: 2. CORSAIR AX series AX860 80 PLUS PLATINUM
PSU: 3. CORSAIR AXi series AX860i 80 PLUS PLATINUM

Memory: 1.
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 2133 Model CMZ16GX3M2A2133C10
Memory: 2. G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2133 Model F3-2133C9D-16GTX
Memory: 3. G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2400 Model F3-2400C10D-16GTX

Graphics Card: 2x (SLI) I've thought about GTX 780ti, it's to bad it didn't have more vram, so not sure. EVGA 03G-P4-3784-KR GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI w/ EVGA ACX

Thermal Paste: ??

Fans: Get PWM Fans. Adding two fans to case. Not to sure about which fans.
1. Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition CO-9050008-WW 120mm Twin Pack High Static Pressure Case Fan
2. Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm Case Fan
Any suggestions?

So, that's what I have right now, I want to figure it all out before Black Friday/Cyber Monday, just in case there are good dells out there. I'll post this also in the "New Systems" forum in a few days but wanted your take on it first.

Thank you again for your help. Again, hope this was okay to send to you from this thread. Any questions or comments, let me know.

NovicNob :D 
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November 23, 2013 8:14:10 AM

Hi guys, decided to write because I'm also in the same boat, with some similarities with NovieceNob's rig.
If you allow me to give an advice, for the ram I'd go with the G.skill 2133 model. I just read an article here (go to Memory page, http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-scaling-gami...) and Tom's Hardware selected this kit as the best performance/dollar. I'm not an expert, like you, I tend to strongly consider opinion from Tom's Hardware, they have a good reputation out there.
Linus Tech Tips (youtube channel) has done an amazing work benchmarking several water cooling modules with different fans, all data are there for you to consider. He has found a problem with the SP, although it's a GREAT fan, he has noticed that when are connected in PULL config these units tend to pull air from the side, decreasing this way the amount of static pressure created against the rad. That is the main reason why he has always recommended the Noctua ones, optimized for static pressure; however, let me tell you, and his numbers prove so, the difference is going to be no more than 3 degrees, so both of them are a GREAT choice. Going back to your options, I will chose NF-F12 by its performance.

If you dont mind, please allow me to ask a few as well...not want to duplicate threads.
I will build using the same mobo+cpu combo. I'm planning to re-use from prev. rig my:
ram:
DDR3 2x4GB 1600MHz 1.5V lat:9-9-9-24
http://www.corsair.com/us/memory-by-product-family/veng...
GPU:
EVGA GTX660
http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=02G-P4-266...
and PSU:
OCZ 700 W
http://ocz.com/consumer/psu/modxstream-pro-500w-700w-po...

1. Can I add a 2nd kit of ram (2x4) with a different lat.?
2. Without adding more components, would 700W be enough for this rig?
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November 23, 2013 5:02:14 PM

I'd go w/ either of the 860 AX model PSUs, the 2400/10 Tridents, (Nice GPU, you'll enjoy those ;)  ), fans are a matter of preference (I like the Corsair), should make for a great rig! Keep me updated
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November 23, 2013 5:04:55 PM

Yacard:

Yes 700 should be enough, and on the DRAM would be best to get a single set of the full amount you want, mixing DRAM, even of the same exact model can be problematic (and XMP doesn't work on mixed sets) there's no guarantee mixed sets will play nice, and often they don't. Any further questions, please open your own thread in the future, Thanx

T ;) 
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November 24, 2013 7:44:56 PM

Tradesman1 said:
I'd go w/ either of the 860 AX model PSUs, the 2400/10 Tridents, (Nice GPU, you'll enjoy those ;)  ), fans are a matter of preference (I like the Corsair), should make for a great rig! Keep me updated


Thank you very much again Tradesman1. And thank you for both your comments. ;) 

Have a great week. I'll be posting on "New Systems" in the next couple of days. I'll try to send you a link.

:D 
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November 24, 2013 7:50:48 PM

Can PM me, will be looking for it ;) 
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November 25, 2013 6:58:08 PM

PM is Personal Message, which you can do here through the Status block in the upper right of your screen where it says "Hi NoviceNob" and beside it personal messages
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