CPU socket to DIMMs distance. Main feature(looking for a new mobo) - Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community
Forum Jump: 

CPU socket to DIMMs distance. Main feature(looking for a new mobo)

 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-08-2020, 11:35 AM - Thread Starter
New to Overclock.net
 
Dash8Q4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 167
Rep: 3 (Unique: 3)
CPU socket to DIMMs distance. Main feature(looking for a new mobo)

Hi all,

I'm looking to upgrade my motherboard/cpu/ram to Ryzen later this year. I will be using everything else that is on my rig. I want to give my current mobo/cpu/ram to my brother as I'm starting to run into issues when watching movies thru Plex when I'm away for work. Some movies start buffering a lot due to the transcoding so I figured the CPU is having trouble getting this done. I also want to upgrade just because.
One of the main features I'm interested in is the distance from the cpu socket to the ram dimms. I have a giant air cooler which I plan to use with the Ryzen but I also want RGB ram and it would be too tall for the HSF.
Anyone know which mid range X570 or B450 motherboards have a decent distance between the CPU socket and the memory DIMM slots?
I'm thinking of getting a R5 3600x or a R7 3700x, either MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge WiFi, ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus(wifi), or the Gigabyte x570 Aorus Elite, and hopefully B-die RGB ram 3200/3600 16GB kit. Out of all three I like the MSI one better because of the position of SATA ports. I may or may not overclock the cpu it in the future.
I don't care if the motherboard has wifi or not and if push comes to shove I can ditch the current HSF, use the stock cooler until I can get a 360mm AIO. Here is a pic my current system.
Thanks for looking,
cheers
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20200208_133402.jpg
Views:	14
Size:	2.77 MB
ID:	325446  


AC
(12 items)
CPU
i7 4790K @ 4.7GHz
Motherboard
Asus Z97-A
GPU
EVGA RTX 2080 Super FTW3 ULTRA
RAM
Gskill Sniper Series
Hard Drive
HP EX920 SSD
Hard Drive
Plextor PCIE SSD
Hard Drive
Seagate
Hard Drive
WD
Power Supply
OCZ Gold 850
Cooling
Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Case
BeQuiet Dark Base 700 (inverted motherboard configuration)
Monitor
ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q
▲ hide details ▲
Dash8Q4 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-08-2020, 11:50 AM
9 Cans of Ravioli
 
The Pook's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 17,778
Rep: 1276 (Unique: 691)
I'd imagine it's likely mostly standard, since longer traces to/from RAM slots = higher latency.

https://resources.altium.com/pcb-des...memory-devices

TN4040_DDR4_Point_to_Point Design Guide.pdf

or, at least, it's not going to vary by that much to make all 4 DIMM slots visible.

Intel i9 9900K Coffee Lake @ X8 5309mhz (+47.5%)
AMD FX-8320 Vishera @ X4 5022mhz (+43.5%)
Intel i5 4690K Haswell @ X4 5013mhz (+43.2%)
AMD X4 960T Zosma @ X6 4870mhz (+62.3%)
Intel i7 6700 Skylake @ X4 4709mhz (+38.5%)
Intel i5 6400 Skylake @ X4 4588mhz (+69.9%)
2 OP pls nerf
(24 items)
NUC U
(10 items)
CPU
i9 9900K
Motherboard
AsRock Z390 Taichi
GPU
MSI GTX 1080 Ti
RAM
G.Skill DDR4 4133 32GB
Hard Drive
Mushkin Pilot NVMe 1TB
Hard Drive
HP EX950 NVMe 2TB
Hard Drive
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB
Hard Drive
Toshiba X300 5TB
Hard Drive
Western Digital EZRZ 3TB
Power Supply
Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750w
Cooling
Corsair H115i Pro
Cooling
Raijintek Morpheus II
Case
Fractal Design Meshify S2
Operating System
Windows 10 Education x64
Monitor
Acer XF270HU 27" 1440p
Monitor
LG 24UD58 24" 4K
Keyboard
CoolerMaster MasterKeys Pro S
Mouse
Logitech G502
Mouse
Glorious Model D
Audio
Klipsch PowerGate + Schiit Hel
Audio
Micca RB42
Audio
Philips Fidelio X2
Audio
Philips SHP9500S
Audio
Audio Technica ATH-M50X
CPU
i3 8109U
Motherboard
Intel NUC8i3BEH
GPU
Iris Plus 655
RAM
Kingston 8GB DDR4 2400
Hard Drive
Dierka K1 120GB
Hard Drive
ADATA SU800 128GB M.2
Operating System
Windows 10 Professional
Operating System
MX Linux
Keyboard
Dierya DK63-BT 60% (Outemu Blue)
Mouse
Logitech G603 Wireless
CPU
i7 860
Motherboard
Advantech AIMB 280 ITX
GPU
EVGA GTX 950 2GB
RAM
Kingston 2GB DDR3 1333
Hard Drive
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB
Hard Drive
Western Digital Blue 2.5" 320GB
Power Supply
Silverstone SFX-L Gold 500w
Cooling
Arctic Alpine 11 GT 2
Case
Silverstone Milo Z ML07B
Operating System
Windows XP x86 SP3
Keyboard
Velocifire TKL01 Outemu Browns
Mouse
Logitech M512
▲ hide details ▲


The Pook is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-08-2020, 12:09 PM - Thread Starter
New to Overclock.net
 
Dash8Q4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 167
Rep: 3 (Unique: 3)
Thanks Pook, I guess it'll have to be stock cooler when that happens or save the cash for the AIO or don't get an RGB kit.

Cheers

Intel Devil's Canyon Owners Club
AC
(12 items)
CPU
i7 4790K @ 4.7GHz
Motherboard
Asus Z97-A
GPU
EVGA RTX 2080 Super FTW3 ULTRA
RAM
Gskill Sniper Series
Hard Drive
HP EX920 SSD
Hard Drive
Plextor PCIE SSD
Hard Drive
Seagate
Hard Drive
WD
Power Supply
OCZ Gold 850
Cooling
Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Case
BeQuiet Dark Base 700 (inverted motherboard configuration)
Monitor
ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q
▲ hide details ▲
Dash8Q4 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-09-2020, 09:36 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
eliwankenobi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 203
Rep: 9 (Unique: 2)
Hello,

If you want the shortest traces from CPU to RAM, I guess you’d need to go mini-ITX.

MSI motherboards have a good history for being good memory Overclocking boards. I’ve had very good experiences with my x570 Unify. Just my thought
eliwankenobi is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-09-2020, 06:03 PM - Thread Starter
New to Overclock.net
 
Dash8Q4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 167
Rep: 3 (Unique: 3)
Quote: Originally Posted by eliwankenobi View Post
Hello,

If you want the shortest traces from CPU to RAM, I guess you’d need to go mini-ITX.

MSI motherboards have a good history for being good memory Overclocking boards. I’ve had very good experiences with my x570 Unify. Just my thought
Hey, thanks for chiming in. I actually want the longest distance so an ITX won't work. I also don't plan on overclocking the memory.

Cheers

AC
(12 items)
CPU
i7 4790K @ 4.7GHz
Motherboard
Asus Z97-A
GPU
EVGA RTX 2080 Super FTW3 ULTRA
RAM
Gskill Sniper Series
Hard Drive
HP EX920 SSD
Hard Drive
Plextor PCIE SSD
Hard Drive
Seagate
Hard Drive
WD
Power Supply
OCZ Gold 850
Cooling
Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Case
BeQuiet Dark Base 700 (inverted motherboard configuration)
Monitor
ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q
▲ hide details ▲
Dash8Q4 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off