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Asus P6X58D Premium compatibility issues with Corsair DD3

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February 24, 2010 8:17:23 AM

Hello my friends,

Recently I discovered this very useful site while I was looking on the internet for the right components to build up my new computer.
I realized that this is the right place to read and learn everything I wanted to know.
I have 2 things to ask but first I would to inform you why I want this computer.

I want to build up a new computer for home use. I am an IT professional and sometimes I work from home. Mainly I use Visual Studio , SQL Server 2005 and Navision . Rarely I do some web design (Adobe products). I am not a game enthusiast (Except Football Manager, where I love this game) but I want to know that this computer would be capable in the future for a game like: Call of Duty and C&C 4. I wish someday I will find the precious time to play a strategy game 

I intend to buy the following components:
Case: CoolerMaster Haf 932 Black Case
PSU: Corsair HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W Modular PSU
Motherboard: Asus p6x58d premium
CPU: Intel I7 950
RAM: Corsair 6GB DDR3-1600 Ram Kit (3 x 2GB, PC3 12800, 9-9-9-24, TR3X6G1600C9)
SSD: Intel Postville 80GB SSD (For OS only Win7 64).
HDD: I will add 2 WD HD’s from my old Computer. (500 GB and 640 GB)
GPU: TwinTech GTS 250 Green Ed SVGA (PCI-Express, 1GB)

What is your opinion? Is it future proof? Any recommendations?

The second thing that I am interested is the Compatibility between the mobo and the DDR3.
As I know the Corsair 6GB DDR3-1600 Ram Kit (3 x 2GB, PC3 12800, 9-9-9-24, TR3X6G1600C9) needs 1.65 voltage. Do you know if this mobo supports this Memory Kit?

I found a lot of reviews on the internet concerning this mobo but unfortunately I didn’t find this information.
Thank you for your precious time.

PS1: Money is not an issue.
PS2: I am not a hardware expert.


February 24, 2010 3:13:41 PM

1876423,1,578493 said:
Hello my friends,

Recently I discovered this very useful site while I was looking on the internet for the right components to build up my new computer.
I realized that this is the right place to read and learn everything I wanted to know.
I have 2 things to ask but first I would to inform you why I want this computer.

I want to build up a new computer for home use. I am an IT professional and sometimes I work from home. Mainly I use Visual Studio , SQL Server 2005 and Navision . Rarely I do some web design (Adobe products). I am not a game enthusiast (Except Football Manager, where I love this game) but I want to know that this computer would be capable in the future for a game like: Call of Duty and C&C 4. I wish someday I will find the precious time to play a strategy game 

I intend to buy the following components:
Case: CoolerMaster Haf 932 Black Case
PSU: Corsair HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W Modular PSU
Motherboard: Asus p6x58d premium
CPU: Intel I7 950
RAM: Corsair 6GB DDR3-1600 Ram Kit (3 x 2GB, PC3 12800, 9-9-9-24, TR3X6G1600C9)
SSD: Intel Postville 80GB SSD (For OS only Win7 64).
HDD: I will add 2 WD HD’s from my old Computer. (500 GB and 640 GB)
GPU: TwinTech GTS 250 Green Ed SVGA (PCI-Express, 1GB)

What is your opinion? Is it future proof? Any recommendations?

The second thing that I am interested is the Compatibility between the mobo and the DDR3.
As I know the Corsair 6GB DDR3-1600 Ram Kit (3 x 2GB, PC3 12800, 9-9-9-24, TR3X6G1600C9) needs 1.65 voltage. Do you know if this mobo supports this Memory Kit?




The Corsair memeory you mentioned IS listed in the Qualified Vendor List so it should work just fine. Check the following link under DDR3 1600:

http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=wurRaDZ8lo4Ckukj

For the Intel SSD make sure you purchase the G2 version (supports TRIM), everything else looks OK. The MOBO has SATA3 and USB 3.0 support. Good choice for a MOBO. I'll leave it to someone else more knowledgable on that field to comment your choice of graphics cards.
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February 24, 2010 5:10:18 PM

That's a full tower case which gives lotsa room for big GFX cards....if you are going to "go light" with moderate power GPU's and a 650 watts PSU, you might consider the HAF 922.

Given the oomph of the rest of the system, CAS 9 looks a bit light.....CAS 6 is fastest. General approcah is, get CAS 6 if it fits ya budget ($260ish for the Mushkin 998692's).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That too pricey go for the CAS 7 set ($180ish for the Corsair).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CAS 8 can be had for $140ish
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CAS 9 is all more expensive than the CAS 8 so buying that (the Corsair's you referenced are $170) is not recommended.

The GTS 250 is a decent buy, or the HF 4850

Ya nay wanna wait a week or so on the SSD as OCZ's Vertex 2 hits the streets in next 1 or 2 weeks and should be a market changer.

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February 25, 2010 8:21:26 AM

Thank you so much, :) 


You help me a lot. Now I have a complete and clear picture for what I want.




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February 25, 2010 10:55:24 AM

I know you list money as being of no concern, though still, it is hard not to touch on you going with an i7 950 over an i7 920.
Saving $300 by going with the i7 920 and spending 10 seconds in BIOS to gain equal performance to the i7 950 would be worth it to most people.

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February 25, 2010 2:03:31 PM

lothdk said:
I know you list money as being of no concern, though still, it is hard not to touch on you going with an i7 950 over an i7 920.
Saving $300 by going with the i7 920 and spending 10 seconds in BIOS to gain equal performance to the i7 950 would be worth it to most people.



I know and probably you are right. 300 $ (For me 250 €) is not an amount of money that you can ignore.
The last month I did a lot of research on the Internet (Reviews, Benchmarks, Articles etc) and most of the people say that 950 is faster than 920.
My own philosophy about home computers is “I will buy a new one until the day I see smoke and fire coming out of the tower”. I mean that I buy new computer every 4-6 years.
As long my programs run smoothly everything is Ok.
So as you can realize is not a matter of “I want the best Computer”, I just want something future proof.

So you really think that is doesn’t worth it ?

And something else … Do you know any e-shop from USA that delivers in Europe ?

Thank you ?
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February 25, 2010 2:48:19 PM

kostaskir said:
I know and probably you are right. 300 $ (For me 250 €) is not an amount of money that you can ignore.
The last month I did a lot of research on the Internet (Reviews, Benchmarks, Articles etc) and most of the people say that 950 is faster than 920.


Yes, an i7 950 is faster than an i7 920, however you can easily overclock the i7 920 to be just as fast or faster. I am running my i7 920 at 4 GHz with CPU temperature better than many running stock cooling due to the heatsink I am using, which you could do as well.
Use some of the money saved by going with the i7 920 on an aftermarket HSF and pocket the rest.

kostaskir said:
And something else … Do you know any e-shop from USA that delivers in Europe ?

Thank you ?


No, sorry, can't help you with that one.
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February 25, 2010 7:18:01 PM

Then again, if this user wants longevity, going with stock speeds and voltages AND improved cooling on a 950 makes more sense. I fully endorse OCing. However, it is likely to shorten the lifespan of the CPU. 4-6 years is a LONG time OCed.
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February 28, 2010 2:23:02 PM

For the price difference he could buy two 920, and still have some money left over.
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March 5, 2010 3:25:47 AM

lothdk said:
Yes, an i7 950 is faster than an i7 920, however you can easily overclock the i7 920 to be just as fast or faster.



But you can also overclock a 950 to go past a 975 ..... and you could also OC a 975 to 5 + Ghz on air...which I haven't as yet heard of with a 920.

I have my 920 at 4.4 Ghz on air and 72 average core temp .... I'm sure I could get a 950 higher and a 975 higher than that,.....tho I feel a bit more comfy about pushing a $200 CPU to it's death than a $1,000 one :) 
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June 1, 2010 11:46:26 PM

I would rather go with the HAF 932 case than the 922, personally if money is no object.
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