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November 27, 2009 6:32:13 PM

Hello I would like to double check if all the components work:

ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA III (SOCKET 1156)
INTEL CORE I7 860 (SOCKET 1156)
ASUS HD 5870 1GB(PCI-E x16)
WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB(SATA)
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB 1600Mhz DDR3
COOLER MASTER 922 MIDI-TOWER
CORSAIR TX 850w


THANKS GUYS!

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a b Ĉ ASUS
November 27, 2009 6:51:50 PM

Woah! how bout you spend some money and get a good system, N'ahhh just kidding looks sweet man. :D 

Will work perfectly. (technically)
a b B Homebuilt system
a b Ĉ ASUS
November 27, 2009 7:00:22 PM

Consider the OCZ Platinums over the dominators, they are significantly cheaper and will perform better, the dominators are CL8 if i remember correctly, the platinums are CL7.
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November 27, 2009 8:05:34 PM

erikjansson said:
Hello I would like to double check if all the components work:

ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA III (SOCKET 1156)
INTEL CORE I7 860 (SOCKET 1156)
ASUS HD 5870 1GB(PCI-E x16)
WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB(SATA)
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB 1600Mhz DDR3
COOLER MASTER 922 MIDI-TOWER
CORSAIR TX 850w


THANKS GUYS!


Hi erikjansson,

The 1156 chipset and i7 860 processor are DDR3 dual channel compatible (4GB, 8Gb and 16GB),
6Gb DDR3 is a tri channel setup used by the 1366 chipset.

November 28, 2009 4:19:48 PM

keith263 said:
Hi erikjansson,

The 1156 chipset and i7 860 processor are DDR3 dual channel compatible (4GB, 8Gb and 16GB),
6Gb DDR3 is a tri channel setup used by the 1366 chipset.


So in that case I would need to buy a 8gb or 4gb RAM? Can i buy from the same brand cuz there are the:

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB DDR3 1600MHz

would that work then?
November 28, 2009 5:55:32 PM

erikjansson said:
So in that case I would need to buy a 8gb or 4gb RAM? Can i buy from the same brand cuz there are the:

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB DDR3 1600MHz

would that work then?



Hi again erikjansson,

Check out Intel's website under processors and then FAQ's. Without OC I think the processor will
down-clock 1600Mhz ram to 1333Mhz.
I am on my first build and I have also chosen the i7 860 but with 8GB of Corsair XMS3 1333Mhz, it's
less expensive and will run at that speed.
November 28, 2009 7:05:48 PM

keith263 said:
Hi again erikjansson,

Check out Intel's website under processors and then FAQ's. Without OC I think the processor will
down-clock 1600Mhz ram to 1333Mhz.
I am on my first build and I have also chosen the i7 860 but with 8GB of Corsair XMS3 1333Mhz, it's
less expensive and will run at that speed.


Could I plz ask you one more question?

What if I use the: Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz 8GB CL9
And another thing, I have heard that the intel core i7 860 only supports 1.45v...

If I buy the 1600Mhz will it still be able to run on the system?
Cuz I might upgrade the CPU someday.

Tnx for the help keith, u really saved me
November 28, 2009 8:19:23 PM

Hi erikjansson,

I believe the 860 supports 1.5v +/- 5%, 1600Mhz does run but maybe down-clocked.
Try www.corsair.com/configurator key in your motherboard make and model and you will get a list of compatible memory.
I think the answers to your questions might be found in the overclocking forums.
I chose XMS3 DDR3 1333Mhz because I found myself asking the same questions - but getting no straight answers.
Good luck!
a b B Homebuilt system
a b Ĉ ASUS
November 29, 2009 4:11:55 PM

The new intel processors, i5 and i7, only allow memory voltage up to 1.65V, any higher and you risk burning out the IMC. For gaming 4GB is all you need, only get 8GB if you are going to be doing a lot of photo or video editing.
December 1, 2009 4:48:46 PM

erikjansson said:
Could I plz ask you one more question?

What if I use the: Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz 8GB CL9
And another thing, I have heard that the intel core i7 860 only supports 1.45v...

If I buy the 1600Mhz will it still be able to run on the system?
Cuz I might upgrade the CPU someday.

Tnx for the help keith, u really saved me




Hi erikjansson,

Just received my Asus 1156 motherboard and in the manual under supported memory
it does list 6GB configerations, so I may have misinformed you - apologies if that's the case.
The original point about dual and tri channel memory support is correct just check to make sure
it's dual channel, the suppliers I looked at had 6GB tri kits only.
December 2, 2009 4:39:34 PM

keith263 said:
Hi erikjansson,

Just received my Asus 1156 motherboard and in the manual under supported memory
it does list 6GB configerations, so I may have misinformed you - apologies if that's the case.
The original point about dual and tri channel memory support is correct just check to make sure
it's dual channel, the suppliers I looked at had 6GB tri kits only.


its ok tnx for the help
!