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February 14, 2012 3:49:22 AM

I am in the process of researching and putting together a list for my new daw build. Please look at my list and give me advice on what I might need or need to replace for a more stable rig. I'm new so I hope I'm posting this in the right place.

Case: COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Psu: CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular

Cpu: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000

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OS and program drive: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9B

Project and sample library storage: two Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CPU cooler: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

Os: windows 7 pro 64 bit retail

Other info is I'll be using a RME HDSPe Raydat with two behringer ada8000 converters and a 16 channel Allen Heath mix wiz 16.

Any advice or comments would be appreciated. Thank you.

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February 14, 2012 3:54:36 AM

Your ram you should drop to a 1333 as intel is strict in its warranty. And 1333 is the highest the sandy bridges were tested safe with. While they won't care about the over clocking of the cpu the ram on the other hand they are more problematic with.
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February 14, 2012 4:10:41 AM

I use 1600 RAM and I haven't blown up my 2500K yet. I doubt they will send the Intel police to check on this.
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February 14, 2012 4:18:27 AM

Who said anything about it blowing up? I think you are making a lot of wrong assumptions. What are you going to do if your cpu has a problem and you need to send it back? Suggesting lying is not a good thing as it goes hand in hand with being dishonest. The difference here is the costs. If your cpu breaks and you need a replacement. If you used above the 1333 ram the cost of a new cpu comes out of pocket as opposed to the cost of shipping to get the warranty. Your choice but i think better safe then sorry.
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February 14, 2012 5:34:15 AM

zolton33 said:
Who said anything about it blowing up? I think you are making a lot of wrong assumptions. What are you going to do if your cpu has a problem and you need to send it back? Suggesting lying is not a good thing as it goes hand in hand with being dishonest. The difference here is the costs. If your cpu breaks and you need a replacement. If you used above the 1333 ram the cost of a new cpu comes out of pocket as opposed to the cost of shipping to get the warranty. Your choice but i think better safe then sorry.


I'm sorry, but this whole thing about Intel having problem with OC'ing your RAM is BS.
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February 14, 2012 5:36:29 AM

amk-aka-Phantom said:
I'm sorry, but this whole thing about Intel having problem with OC'ing your RAM is BS.



Ok then please state your source that they absolutely positively do not void your warranty if you use higher then they tested.
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February 14, 2012 5:58:56 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/333313-31-intel-speed... that is my source as well as the specs from intels own website only include up to the 1333. they sell a protection plan through their site for over clocking it has a link to it in that thread as well. And that plan does include ram above the specs but need to purchase it for the 2500k its an extra 20 bucks though plus cost of sending them your cpu to be warranted.
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February 14, 2012 12:37:26 PM

zolton33 said:
Ok then please state your source that they absolutely positively do not void your warranty if you use higher then they tested.


The protection plan is for OC'ing the CPU itself, not the RAM. Besides, they can't find out.
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February 14, 2012 12:58:30 PM

Are you planning on getting a video card? Intel on chip is piece of HD kaka.
Get at least 6670 and if you want to game go for 6950 or 560Ti
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February 14, 2012 3:36:30 PM

amk-aka-Phantom said:
The protection plan is for OC'ing the CPU itself, not the RAM. Besides, they can't find out.



From that link.............:

Well I just received word on a new program that we are offering. The Intel Performance Tuning Protection Plan is being made available from http://click.intel.com/tuningplan/

So in this case if you had this Performance Turning Protection Plan no matter what you do on voltage, RAM. etc. you are covered. I had not heard of anything on this until I found it listed on another site.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team


Do you even read up on some thing to be clear on it?
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February 14, 2012 11:27:00 PM

This computer will only be run for recording and nothing else. Ive also read that running a 1600 ram at 1333 speed and voltage will give you better performance than the 1333. maybe im not fully understanding this but correct me if im wrong. Other than the ram how does the rest of the build look for stability and power? Thanks for the help....
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February 21, 2012 11:16:46 PM

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