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post #181 of 945
weird, i thought this was spray painted? or am i reading it wrong lol
post #182 of 945
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weird, i thought this was spray painted? or am i reading it wrong lol

Yes, its plasti-dip in spray can, not the one who we dip it
post #183 of 945
If I run Aida64 for 4 hours and have no issues should I be stable? I was using prime95 and my temps get too high for a 4.4ghz oc hit 82 on the hottest core, but with aida64 I have noticed temps on my 3.3ghz clock are 10 degrees lower than what I was seeing with the same clock on prime95 using realtemp. So is Aida64 a good enough representation of realworld stability for me to forget about prim95 results?
post #184 of 945
Is voltage control manual ? If yes than either of those is fine ..... but if adaptive or offset, then I'd avoid both as both are pretty heavy with the AVX load. Suggest RoG Bench ... it also has AVX instructions but won't have the huge heat impact the synthetic benchies do.
911 Carrera
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel w/ EK Supremacy Cooling Block - Clean P... Asus Maximus VI Formula 2 x Asus GTX 780 DCII w/ EK Full Cover Blocks a... Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 2 x 8GB DDR302400 10... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
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1 x Swiftech 35x2 w/ Heatsink and NB Fan EK -MultiOption RES X3 250 White Acetal Reservoir 5 x PH-F140SP_BK_BLED + 5 x PH-F140SP_BK E22 Rigid 10/12 Acrylic Tubing and Bitspower Ma... 
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2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
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Seasonic X-1250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Asus RoG GX950 Laser Mouse  Logitech Z5500 
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911 Carrera
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Intel w/ EK Supremacy Cooling Block - Clean P... Asus Maximus VI Formula 2 x Asus GTX 780 DCII w/ EK Full Cover Blocks a... Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 2 x 8GB DDR302400 10... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1 x Swiftech 35x2 w/ Heatsink and NB Fan EK -MultiOption RES X3 250 White Acetal Reservoir 5 x PH-F140SP_BK_BLED + 5 x PH-F140SP_BK E22 Rigid 10/12 Acrylic Tubing and Bitspower Ma... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-1250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Asus RoG GX950 Laser Mouse  Logitech Z5500 
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post #185 of 945
Hello all! I'm brand-new to this Forum, and I haven't done a build in about 7 years......so the questions i have will be pretty rudimentary to you guys! Seen some amazing build pics in here!

I guess first off, my parts list...

Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-1
CPU: 4770K
MB: Maximus VI Formula
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Z 32GB CL10 2400 (yes, yes, I know it's too much....the 16GB kits I wanted kept being sold out....)
CPU cooler: Corsair H100i
GPU: EVGA GTX 770 4GB Classified
SSD: Samsung 840 Evo 1TB
HDD: Seagate 2TB 7200RPM Hybrid
PSU: Corsair AX860i

All BitFenix Spectre PRO fans:
200mm front intake
200mm side intake
200mm top exhaust X2
120mm rear exhaust
120mm bottom intake (I think 140mm will fit, will see)

Coming in April/May:
Klipsch KG-300 wireless headset
ASUS ROG Front Base http://pcdiy.asus.com/2014/01/rog-front-base-the-ultimate-5-25-bay-accessory-ces-2014/
ASUS ROG SWIFT http://pcdiy.asus.com/2014/01/pg278q-rog-swift-gaming-monitor-the-best-gaming-monitor/

The old ASUS 26" 1080p monitor I'm using now will become my second monitor.

I'm still waiting to buy the CPU and MB, so my questions are mostly because I don't have my MB in my hands yet.

My main concerns right now have to do with the fan wiring. With 6 case fans, my plan was to use all 6 case fan headers, does that sound good? I want maximum adjustability with Fan Xpert and with Front Base. And, how would you wire them given the above setup?

My second question is, does the ROG Armor get in the way of the fan headers? I can't tell from pics and from the MB diagram I've looked at. If it does, I'd need to install fan cable extensions to the MB, put the armor back on, socket the CPU, install it in my case, and then the extensions to the fans.

I'd like to see 4.0-4.2GHz on the CPU for daily use. Not looking for any records, just a fun, fast comp.
GPU should OC easily by 50-100 MHz.
RAM I'll set to XMP at 2400.

Obviously this is an Overclocking forum......but I'm lazy! Would the 1-click OC profiles with the Formula be enough to reach my target and be stable? Though I've built ONE PC before, I've never overclocked, and would like it to be as painless as possible.

Thanks for any replies!

P.S. Oh, and I'm actually pretty impressed with this case, especially catching it on sale for $80! BUT, the (front and top) 200mm BitFenix fans don't quite fit......I'll have to shave down the sides of the fans a bit with a Dremel. Also, the fan bolts are a different thread.....had to reuse the stock Thermaltake bolts instead of the ones from BitFenix. Anyone know where I can get more Thermaltake fan bolts?
post #186 of 945
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Hello all! I'm brand-new to this Forum, and I haven't done a build in about 7 years......so the questions i have will be pretty rudimentary to you guys! Seen some amazing build pics in here!

I'm still waiting to buy the CPU and MB, so my questions are mostly because I don't have my MB in my hands yet.

Welcome - we are here to help.
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My main concerns right now have to do with the fan wiring. With 6 case fans, my plan was to use all 6 case fan headers, does that sound good? I want maximum adjustability with Fan Xpert and with Front Base. And, how would you wire them given the above setup?

My second question is, does the ROG Armor get in the way of the fan headers? I can't tell from pics and from the MB diagram I've looked at. If it does, I'd need to install fan cable extensions to the MB, put the armor back on, socket the CPU, install it in my case, and then the extensions to the fans.

I'd like to see 4.0-4.2GHz on the CPU for daily use. Not looking for any records, just a fun, fast comp.
GPU should OC easily by 50-100 MHz.
RAM I'll set to XMP at 2400.

Obviously this is an Overclocking forum......but I'm lazy! Would the 1-click OC profiles with the Formula be enough to reach my target and be stable? Though I've built ONE PC before, I've never overclocked, and would like it to be as painless as possible.

Anyone know where I can get more Thermaltake fan bolts?

1) I recommend using Ai-Suite 3 and Fan Expert (which come on the driver disk) As long as you don't exceed 1amp (12watts) per header you are fine. One thing is that the "OPT" fan headers are not manually changable from windows - you have to set the profile in the BIOS. The primary headers can be controlled fully from Fan Expert. BUT you can connect more than one fan to each header using splitters, so you will be OK either way.

2) NO - the ROG arnour allows full access.

3) My 24/7 overclock is 4GHz, which boots using all auto settings. When I'm benching or testing I go to manual voltages and use AI-Suite 3 to manage it all. I'd consider using the none XMP profile though - 1600 MHz with latency of 9 is probably faster than 2400 MHzwith latencies of 10 or 11 for most applications. Using 4 sticks at 2400MHz might limit your overclock. I suggest avoiding the auto overclock mechanism and manually adjust it in AI-Suite3. if it's stable, change the BIOS to match. Check out the Haswell owners thread for the best advise.

4) Fan bolts - don't know.
post #187 of 945
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3) My 24/7 overclock is 4GHz, which boots using all auto settings. When I'm benching or testing I go to manual voltages and use AI-Suite 3 to manage it all. I'd consider using the none XMP profile though - 1600 MHz with latency of 9 is probably faster than 2400 MHzwith latencies of 10 or 11 for most applications. Using 4 sticks at 2400MHz might limit your overclock. I suggest avoiding the auto overclock mechanism and manually adjust it in AI-Suite3. if it's stable, change the BIOS to match. Check out the Haswell owners thread for the best advise.

Idk, Haswell seems to like the higher frequency RAM http://www.corsair.com/en-us/blog/2014/march/haswellrealworld

But yes as you said, having 4 sticks of RAM may limit the OC you can get. 4.0 should still be doable, though, I would think.

As for the fans @Pahani, The main problem for me was having fan cables that reached far enough. 2 of the fan headers are in the middle of the left side of the board, which is not only a pain to get to, but can also make things a little less aesthetically pleasing. Not only that, but the fan I was going to plug into one of those didn't reach far enough, so I got a y-splitter and ran 2 of my fans off of one of the bottom fan headers. Haven't had any problems.
Edited by WoOkiE FTW - 3/10/14 at 8:55am
post #188 of 945
Hmm - that seems to contradict what Linus found out. I'm at work atm, I'll dig out the vid tonight.

side note - The cynic in me is a little disbelieving of a memory manufacturer recommending a memory upgrade.
post #189 of 945
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Hmm - that seems to contradict what Linus found out. I'm at work atm, I'll dig out the vid tonight.

side note - The cynic in me is a little disbelieving of a memory manufacturer recommending a memory upgrade.

I thought so, too, but at the same time the price difference in memory is almost negligible at the moment. That's the only reason I even bought the RAM I did, because it really wasn't much more than 1600 RAM. It's all ridiculously overpriced atm.

EDIT: Here's the Linus video, btw. http://youtu.be/dWgzA2C61z4
His testing seemed to mostly be gaming. Which he only tested 2 games and one benchmark. I'd imagine in gaming there's not really a big difference anyway.

I kind of got the best of both worlds with my RAM. 2133 and CAS 9. But with all of that being said, don't sacrifice CPU clock speed for RAM speed.
Edited by WoOkiE FTW - 3/10/14 at 8:59am
post #190 of 945
Thanks for all the replies! I still have about a month before I get the last of my parts together to do my build, but it's a big relief to know the ROG armor won't hamper access to the fan headers.

As for RAM, I made my choice after reading a hugely detailed comparison on Anandtech, dealing specifically with Haswell:

http://anandtech.com/show/7364/memory-scaling-on-haswell

Their ultimate recommendations came down to 1866 CL9, 2133 CL9, or 2400 CL10. In the end my inner "more is better" child won over, and I went for 2400. I couldn't seem to find 16GB kits in stock over about 6 weeks of looking however, so i splurged on 32GB. I don't know if kits are in short supply due to last years' Hynix fire, or ramping up DDR4 production early, or what :/

I also tried to limit myself to kits on the QVL list, to avoid any potential warranty squabbles o.0

My new baby won't be nearly as nice as, well.....pretty much every rig I've seen posted here. But I can't wait smile.gif
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