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Hello guys!

Time for a new build. I will be getting these (instead of boiling hot/sausage making ivy bridge) but I don't know which ramkit to get. I will only overclock midly, if at all. 8gbs should be enough. All prices are gbp.


Three questions:
1.Which ramkit do you suggest?


2.I have a prolimatech magahalems cooler... Do I need an adaptor? is there a UK vendor that sells the adaptors for mounting the heatsink to the 3930k? If yes, is there a link, and what's its price?


3.Storage-wise, psu and case and all peripherals, I am covered. Is there anything else I will need to consider? What is the track record of the mobo? Any useful feedback you guys might want to share?


Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 227
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-x79-ud5-intel-x79-s-2011-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-%28x16%29-e-atx


Intel CPU Core i7 3930K 450
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-3930k-enthusiast-unlocked-s-2011-sandybridge-e-six-core-32ghz-12mb-smart-cache-130w-re

Palit GeForce GTX 680 Jetstream 2048MB 460
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-011-PL&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=2255


Any help will be greatly rewarded! With pies and rep.tongue.gif
Edited by solt - 4/14/12 at 6:23am
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post #2 of 19
I would recommend a 4x4gb ram kit vengeance or something like that you can also go for 32gb if you need it

As for the cooler, any cooler compatible with the first generation i7 SHOULD fit the new SB-E but I dont know if they all do.
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There is a socket 2011 kit for the prolimatech. The 2011 socket has the back plate attached and it uses m4 threaded screws. I'm building a 3930k build right now and I just used m4 threaded screws from a local hardware store to mount my CPU block as opposed to paying for a mounting kit.

Reviews of the UD5 have been positive although I don't about the board personally.
 
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post #4 of 19
@Solt,

When using a large air cooler like the Prolimatech there are two considerations:

1. RAM clearance
2. Cooler fan clips interfering with the back of the GPU in the first PCIe x16 slot.


Corsair Vengeance LP or G Skill Ares (kits up to 32GB) should be fine fitting under any air cooler, even the gigantic Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E. Gigabyte didn't seem to do so well with X79 motherboards. The UD7 seems to have been discontinued early on, even though aesthetically it was a great looking board.

The UD5 generally has received fair reviews as mentioned by mdatmo, especially following the release of bios F7 but see this review from Hardocp:-

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/12/28/gigabyte_x79ud5_lga_2011_motherboard_review/
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post #6 of 19
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Firstly, thanks for all the replies. Reps are being added and pies are on the way.biggrin.gif

Component-wise:

MOBO:
Which is the most vanilla, widely used x79 mobo? Chances are that it would do the job I need it to do properly.

I went for the ud5, mainly because of the build quality which appears to be decent, and the wifi/bluetooth support. Tbh I have no brand loyalty, so feel free to suggest alternatives in the same price range. Aesthetically, also, I couldn't care less.

I had stability issues with my asus p6se in the past which went away after a couple of BIOS updates.

RAM:
So basically I need to get a low profile kit. I'll probably go for 8gbs for the ones you guys suggested but at what speed and timings?

CPU cooler.
So I will need to either choose a custom sort of solution, or pay for the 2011 socket. Got it.
Edited by solt - 4/14/12 at 6:50am
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@ Solt,

On OCN the Asus Rampage IV Extreme or Sabertooth boards are popular, often featuring in builds. However, Asus P9X79 Pro boards are probably the closest to a "vanilla" X79 board. There are also a large number of Asrock X79 users on these forums too.

At the moment the general availability of X79 boards in my country (Czech Republic) is a little sparse, with virtually all the popular boards either sold out or on long term back-order. I'm not sure if this is just a local thing, or more widespread. Perhaps manufacturers are concentrating now on Z77 mobos? There have been rumors of second generation X79 motherboards coming to the market, but to my knowledge nothing official has been released.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Reworker View Post

On OCN the Asus Rampage IV Extreme or Sabertooth boards are popular, often featuring in builds. However, Asus P9X79 Pro boards are probably the closest to a "vanilla" X79 board. There are also a large number of Asrock X79 users on these forums too.

Actually, the Gigabyte boards are as good as the Asus ones. Its up to whichever brand you prefer.

Solt, X79-UD3 is a good board too is you don't need the extra features of the UD5.
Edited by adridu59 - 4/15/12 at 5:23am
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Just ordered this

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-011-PL&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=2255

which arrives tomorrow. My pocket and my sold kidney hurts a lot. Hopefully these guys http://www.guru3d.com/article/palit-geforce-gtx-680-jetstream-review/ were not f&*ing around.
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post #10 of 19
OK, first question. Do you actually NEED 6 cores? If not don't bother with the 3930K and save yourself £200 and get the i7 3820 and use the money saved to buy a better GFX card/PSU/SSDs or whatever.

I would bet my last quid that 80% of 3930K owners aren't benefiting from those two extra cores, the only ones that will be will be those doing 3D modelling and tons of rendering using specialist software that can take advantage of the extra cores.

Don't be sucked in and spend way of the odds for the 'K' monicker either, results on this site suggest that the 3820 can get higher clocks on average and it's a very overclock-able chip. I fear many people don't even look at the 3820 simply because it doesn't have the K which has become a bit of a sacred cow on the 1155 platform and now looks to be spilling over to 2011.

If you're like me and use your PC for gaming, a bit of programming, spreadsheet work and some video editing you really won't notice any difference from the 3930K over the 3820 and you would have spent twice the price for the chip.
Edited by estebanrey - 4/16/12 at 9:54am
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