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+++ in need of pro advise /// 2400mhz ram \\\ for /// crosshair v formula-z \\\

Just1ove
Level 7
Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB(2x8GB) DDR3 2400MHz
OR
GSKILL Trident X 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2400MHz

BEST FOR
CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z

(i dont want to have Compatibility isue with my new pc) will try some overclock.. beginer here <----< 😄
Thank u So much For the Help...
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hax0rmort
Level 11
I used the G.Skill Trident X 2400 set in my CVF AND CVF-Z, both ran at 2400, no issues.
-hax0rmort


MOBO - ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z
CPU - AMD FX-9370
RAM - AMD Radeon R9 Gamer Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 2400 MHz
SSD1 - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB // Boot
SSD2 - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB // Game
GPU1 - ASUS Radeon R9 290X
GPU2 - ASUS Radeon R9 290X
COOLER - Corsair H100i AIO Liquid Cooler
PSU - Corsair RM Series 1000W Gold PSU
AUDIO - Creative Sound Blaster Z
CASE - NZXT H440 Red/Black
KEYBOARD - Corsair K95 RGB
MOUSE - SteelSeries Sensei
HEADSET - Logitech G430

Just1ove
Level 7
i checked ur pc config and got a few q for ya.if u do9nt mind ..
1: why u got 2 x ssd ? 2x better than 1 ?
2: and i am planing to get fx8350, should i get9370 instead ? PS: (i got h110 cpu cooler)
3: my cconfig has 2x8 2400mhz....why do u have 4 ram stick ? ist better ?

hax0rmort
Level 11
hi 🙂
1. I have one SSD devoted to the Operating System and one to a Game drive. It's a pain to reinstall games all the time especially with them being ~30GB download (Battlefield 4). So if my operating system takes a crap or I have to restore, I do not have to install games again. Simple. In this case, yes, 2 is better than 1 🙂 **Other reasons could be if you wanted to do a RAID series, you'd have either increased speed or redundancy.

2. Many people say the 9370 is a highly binned 8350. May be true, I do not know. I'd say either get the 8350 OR if you can afford, the 9590. UNLESS, you can get the 9370 for the same price as the 8350. right?

3.4x4GB is probably worse than 2x8GB. That being said, I'm sure for what you and I are using the computers for, it doesn't make much of a difference. The RAM on my machine is the oldest component. It's the next thing I upgrade and I WILL be going with 2x8GB. I have the 4x4 because at the time, the set was MUCH cheaper than 2x8GB.

Capeesh? feel free to ask any more questions!
-hax0rmort


MOBO - ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z
CPU - AMD FX-9370
RAM - AMD Radeon R9 Gamer Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 2400 MHz
SSD1 - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB // Boot
SSD2 - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB // Game
GPU1 - ASUS Radeon R9 290X
GPU2 - ASUS Radeon R9 290X
COOLER - Corsair H100i AIO Liquid Cooler
PSU - Corsair RM Series 1000W Gold PSU
AUDIO - Creative Sound Blaster Z
CASE - NZXT H440 Red/Black
KEYBOARD - Corsair K95 RGB
MOUSE - SteelSeries Sensei
HEADSET - Logitech G430

Myk_SilentShado
Level 15
For overclocking, 2 sticks of RAM is better than 4 sticks as it puts less stress on the IMC(Integrated Memory Controller) that is on all CPU's.

Myk SilentShadow wrote:
For overclocking, 2 sticks of RAM is better than 4 sticks as it puts less stress on the IMC(Integrated Memory Controller) that is on all CPU's.


thanks Myk, that being said, red slots or black slots? I'm guessing red, but I NEVER remember....
-hax0rmort


MOBO - ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z
CPU - AMD FX-9370
RAM - AMD Radeon R9 Gamer Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 2400 MHz
SSD1 - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB // Boot
SSD2 - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB // Game
GPU1 - ASUS Radeon R9 290X
GPU2 - ASUS Radeon R9 290X
COOLER - Corsair H100i AIO Liquid Cooler
PSU - Corsair RM Series 1000W Gold PSU
AUDIO - Creative Sound Blaster Z
CASE - NZXT H440 Red/Black
KEYBOARD - Corsair K95 RGB
MOUSE - SteelSeries Sensei
HEADSET - Logitech G430

Just1ove
Level 7
1 last thing...i have configured a build.
will u guys check it out and warn me if i am doing anything wrong..also 1 of my friend warned me about haswell-e + ddr4 coming out 06/2014 that i should wait for it, should i ?
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AMD FX X8 8350 Soket AM3+ 4GHz 16MB Cache 32nm
G.Skill Trident X 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2400MHz CL10 1,65V
SEAGATE 3.5" 1TB Barracuda Sata 3.0 64MB Cache 7200Rpm Harddisk
ASUS CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z
ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II O.C. 4GB GDDR5 512Bit AMD Radeon DX11.2
CORSAIR Hydro Series H110 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
CORSAIR 240GB Force GS Series Sata 3.0 SSD(Read 555MB / 525MB Write)
CORSAIR Obsidian Series® 750D Full Tower ATX Case
CORSAIR RM750 Watt 80 PLUS Gold - Fully Modular PSU

TOTAL = 2500 USD

Just1ove wrote:
1 last thing...i have configured a build.
will u guys check it out and warn me if i am doing anything wrong..also 1 of my friend warned me about haswell-e + ddr4 coming out 06/2014 that i should wait for it, should i ?
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AMD FX X8 8350 Soket AM3+ 4GHz 16MB Cache 32nm
G.Skill Trident X 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2400MHz CL10 1,65V
SEAGATE 3.5" 1TB Barracuda Sata 3.0 64MB Cache 7200Rpm Harddisk
ASUS CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z
ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II O.C. 4GB GDDR5 512Bit AMD Radeon DX11.2
CORSAIR Hydro Series H110 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
CORSAIR 240GB Force GS Series Sata 3.0 SSD(Read 555MB / 525MB Write)
CORSAIR Obsidian Series® 750D Full Tower ATX Case
CORSAIR RM750 Watt 80 PLUS Gold - Fully Modular PSU

TOTAL = 2500 USD


Looks good, my only advice would be, your PSU isn't expansion proof. What if you wanted to get a 2nd R9 290x in the future? I'd recommend getting the RM1000 just for that reason.... you never know....
-hax0rmort


MOBO - ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z
CPU - AMD FX-9370
RAM - AMD Radeon R9 Gamer Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 2400 MHz
SSD1 - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB // Boot
SSD2 - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB // Game
GPU1 - ASUS Radeon R9 290X
GPU2 - ASUS Radeon R9 290X
COOLER - Corsair H100i AIO Liquid Cooler
PSU - Corsair RM Series 1000W Gold PSU
AUDIO - Creative Sound Blaster Z
CASE - NZXT H440 Red/Black
KEYBOARD - Corsair K95 RGB
MOUSE - SteelSeries Sensei
HEADSET - Logitech G430

Glald to see that you are asking some good questions but seeming you stated that you are a beginner here I need to add some caution...

First start off bench-testing your system with a standard config without the watercooling...for now. Here is a link to help you get started on testing your system BEFORE installing it in the case...I just don't want you to "brick" $2500 worth of computer parts:

http://thenerdbench.blogspot.com/p/bench-testing.html

To answer your question about DDR4 and the Intel question.

First there is always something better on the horizon. Here is the contrast between DDR3 and DDR4 (from Upgrading and Repair PCs 21st Ed)

DDR3 1,000 MHz Base Clock Rate/16,000 MBps transfer rate/1.5V
DDR4 1,600 MHz Base Clock Rate/25,600 MBps transfer rate/1.2V

I can't speak for everyone but AMD vs. Intel is the classic Ford vs. Chevy (when Jeep is the king) but I know for me to go the Intel route would of cost me an extra $400 (which I saved and put towards a graphic card).

So with that said...it is your $$$ so spend it the way you want to! Something to consider though...what forum can you post to that have members who take the time to answer you questions in such great detail 🙂

One more note...there has been some issues I believe with the fans causing problem on the graphic card you listed...maybe try the Matrix version of the 290 (if it is even out yet)...looks very nice with the Crosshair board.

Good luck and post back with "?".

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MB: Crosshair V Formula-Z • CPU: FX-8350 • GPU: Asus Matrix R9 280x • RAM: 8GB of Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer (1866)• PSU: Thermaltake DPS Thoughpower 750 Watt • CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Frio Advanced • Keyboard: TT Sports Challanger Ultimate • Mouse: TT Sports Black Element • Case: Thermaltake GT Level 10


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TheNerdBench wrote:
Glald to see that you are asking some good questions but seeming you stated that you are a beginner here I need to add some caution...

First start off bench-testing your system with a standard config without the watercooling...for now. Here is a link to help you get started on testing your system BEFORE installing it in the case...I just don't want you to "brick" $2500 worth of computer parts:

http://thenerdbench.blogspot.com/p/bench-testing.html

To answer your question about DDR4 and the Intel question.

First there is always something better on the horizon. Here is the contrast between DDR3 and DDR4 (from Upgrading and Repair PCs 21st Ed)

DDR3 1,000 MHz Base Clock Rate/16,000 MBps transfer rate/1.5V
DDR4 1,600 MHz Base Clock Rate/25,600 MBps transfer rate/1.2V

I can't speak for everyone but AMD vs. Intel is the classic Ford vs. Chevy (when Jeep is the king) but I know for me to go the Intel route would of cost me an extra $400 (which I saved and put towards a graphic card).

So with that said...it is your $$$ so spend it the way you want to! Something to consider though...what forum can you post to that have members who take the time to answer you questions in such great detail 🙂

One more note...there has been some issues I believe with the fans causing problem on the graphic card you listed...maybe try the Matrix version of the 290 (if it is even out yet)...looks very nice with the Crosshair board.

Good luck and post back with "?".


hi there 😄 posting back
i have bought the build ...

AMD FX X8 8350 Soket AM3+ 4GHz 16MB Cache 32nm
G.Skill Trident X 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2400MHz CL10 1,65V
SEAGATE 3.5" 1TB Barracuda Sata 3.0 64MB Cache 7200Rpm Harddisk
ASUS CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z
ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II O.C. 4GB GDDR5 512Bit AMD Radeon DX11.2
CORSAIR Hydro Series H110 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
CORSAIR 240GB Force GS Series Sata 3.0 SSD(Read 555MB / 525MB Write)
CORSAIR Obsidian Series® 750D Full Tower ATX Case
CORSAIR RM750 Watt 80 PLUS Gold - Fully Modular PSU

but cant decide which Asus ROG card to buy for this Rig..
i got my eyes on both Asus rog MARS and POSEIDON..
any suggestion ?
pS : afraid of SLI problems i might get with MARS..i have heard that some games having problem with SLI systems...