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Does the ram in my build work with the components even though its 1.65v voltage?

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April 16, 2014 7:13:34 PM

budget gaming rig i plan to build (first time). PCPARTPICKER is telling me the ram is running at a higher voltage and im confused whether it will work. any help is appreciated
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3t6NE
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3t6NE/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3t6NE/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($67.13 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $832.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-16 22:06 EDT-0400)

if you have any better idea about anything at in this build then please speak your mind.
this will be my first build so please any help or ideas would help.
i know the motherboard is cheap and maybe not as good as others, but it is cheap!
if you you seem to find a better component that is close budget to its replacement, then speak your mind

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April 16, 2014 7:23:28 PM

The ram will work, but at a reduced speed. My set of G.Skill Sniper 8gb are running at 1066ish @1.5v. You can change the speed and voltage of the RAM so that you are running at the speed the RAM was designed and sold for. As for your motherboard, it is made by MSI so it's fine. Just know that the board DOES NOT support SLI, only AMD's crossfire.

I would also swap the power supply for an XFX or SeaSonic unit. The Corsair CX line doesn't use good capacitors, leading to unstable power delivery (bad for your system) and a shorter lifespan.
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April 16, 2014 7:43:05 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c9d8ga...

Haswell cpu's are designed to run the memory at 1.5v. If you run at 1.65v, you run the risk of burning up the memory controller, destroying the CPU. The memory linked is a) better, b) compatible, c) the same price, d) all of the above.

My first choice for cheap mobo would be the ASRock extreme3, MSI G43 or Asus K, but these mobo's are $20+ more expensive.
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April 16, 2014 8:14:19 PM

Jacob McIntosh said:
The ram will work, but at a reduced speed. My set of G.Skill Sniper 8gb are running at 1066ish @1.5v. You can change the speed and voltage of the RAM so that you are running at the speed the RAM was designed and sold for. As for your motherboard, it is made by MSI so it's fine. Just know that the board DOES NOT support SLI, only AMD's crossfire.

I would also swap the power supply for an XFX or SeaSonic unit. The Corsair CX line doesn't use good capacitors, leading to unstable power delivery (bad for your system) and a shorter lifespan.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $819.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-16 23:07 EDT-0400)

i updated the build and got the price down even more. thanks. you seem to know your stuff. im feeling pretty happy with just about all my parts now
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April 16, 2014 8:21:17 PM

Karadjgne said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c9d8ga...

Haswell cpu's are designed to run the memory at 1.5v. If you run at 1.65v, you run the risk of burning up the memory controller, destroying the CPU. The memory linked is a) better, b) compatible, c) the same price, d) all of the above.

My first choice for cheap mobo would be the ASRock extreme3, MSI G43 or Asus K, but these mobo's are $20+ more expensive.


im using microcenter's cpu mobo deal just so you know
http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-...
just look at the i5-4670k and youll see the motherboards. the next one from what i have down is some asrock extreme 4 mobo. Is this mobo worth the extra 40? my budget is probably still possible with that added on.
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April 17, 2014 7:34:34 PM

ASRock builds excellent mobo's, so much so, that they are recommended as much if not more than Asus, Gigabyte or MSI, especially for builds on a budget. The Extreme4 is a very good board for its price range, but please do shop around, quite often what seems like a great combo, is actually more expensive as you are relying on a single seller's pricing. I updated the build some, adding a much better PSU, built by Seasonic, and a much better board that claims to optimize performance with an MSI gpu. Extra $26, if that's ok budget wise.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($111.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $906.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-17 22:29 EDT-0400)

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April 17, 2014 7:40:39 PM

Hmm, PCPartPicker listed your build at $880, weird.
I take it you have a microcenter near you? Those are store pick up prices. Guess it shows the mark up for everyone else's 'free shipping.'
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