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May 17, 2012 8:18:34 PM

Hello, I wanted to know an opinion about my recent purchase, here is what i bought

im planning on using it for 3d rendering. video card-> gaming, those memory where on sale
cause my reseller gave it to someone else the gskill ripjaws 16gb 1600 that where for me

Motherboards- ASUS P8P67 LE

Intel® Core™ i7-2600K Processor

EVGA GTX 560 2gb

(2x)Mushkin 2x4gb Ddr3 1600 Redline 1.65v (16 gb total)

Win 7 ultimate - 64bit

and here is the rest im planning on buying tomorrow:

650w power supply(antec,thermaltake,corsair)

cpu cooler: 212 plus or CM n520

CM 690 II advanced, or cm 690 II nvidia edition.


I wanted to know issues in using 1.65v memory, and how is my build overall.

and what tweaks i probably should do, or what components should i take a look at,
i can still change the second part, cpucooler,powersupply and case.

thanks in advance

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May 17, 2012 9:59:56 PM

Motherboard Asus P8P67 LE Rev 3.0 Socket 1155 P67 DDR3


Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W


Mushkin Redline 16 GB (4x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 7-8-7-24

a c 206 } Memory
May 17, 2012 11:37:09 PM

1.65v RAM will void your CPU warranty. Sandy Bridge CPUs need 1.5v RAM. The memory controler is on the CPU itself and not the motherboard like in older generation chips. I have seen 1.65v RAM cause instability issues when overclocking Sandy Bridge chips and it can damage the CPU.

Do not buy a Thermaltake power supply. Antec and Corsair are fine along with Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Enermax, Silverstone and OCZ. Stick with those brands for a quality unit.

The Hyper 212+ is decent but if you can get a Hyper 212 Evo then that's even better. The Evo will cool 4 to 5 degrees cooler than the 212+.
May 18, 2012 12:56:03 AM

anort3, thank you for your answer, can you explain about that memory controller you mention,
where do I configure as you mention on the cpu itself, can i still use the same memory I purchased
and reduce voltage from 1.65v to 1.5v?? 2x(Mushkin 2x4gb Ddr3 1600 Redline 1.65v)

about the cpu cooler, what about Cooler Master N520 isnt it better than Hyper 212+? evo is out of stock here