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I'm contemplating upgrading my motherboard and CPU. Mobo I've pretty much decided on is Gigabyte's GA-Z170 Sniper Intel Z170(Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX. The CPU will be an i7-6700K 4.0GHz(Skylake)LGA1151 with a Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator CPU cooler (water and electrics don't mix in my book. Devil's work!)

 

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I can't remember where I bought this RAM so I can't be more specific.

 

The question is 'Will this RAM be OK with the above mention kit? Or will upgrading it be necessary? If so, with what.

 

I'm not made of money
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I'm contemplating upgrading my motherboard and CPU. Mobo I've pretty much decided on is Gigabyte's GA-Z170 Sniper Intel Z170(Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX. The CPU will be an i7-6700K 4.0GHz(Skylake)LGA1151.

I can't remember where I bought this RAM so I can't be more specific.

 

The question is 'Will this RAM be OK with the above mention kit? Or will upgrading it be necessary? If so, with what.

 

I'm not made of money

:smile:

 

 

 

Nope you need DDR4 ram you have DDR3  also get an asus motherboard - had many Gigabytes - Rob suggested asus and he was spot on - never go back to gigabyte - bios is crap

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I've had a couple of Gigabytes and been very happy with them. So the short answer is I need DDR4 as it's a DDR4 MB. Correct? :smile:

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I've had a couple of Gigabytes and been very happy with them. So the short answer is I need DDR4 as it's a DDR4 MB. Correct? :smile:

 

Correct you need DDR4 ram 3 will not work and make sure you go to Gigabyte site and look at the supported ram list - I would never buy ram without that confirmation - asking for trouble if you dont do that

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Duel channel.

 

 

GSkill Ripjaw V or Trident Z.

 

Designed especially with Skylake in mind and made with the best Samsung modules.

 

3200 MHZ are particularly favourable modules.

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had many Gigabytes

never go back to gigabyte

 

Could not agree more with you, Rich. Their after-sales service is utter crap. Bought a graphics card in Ca. from them, sent it back as it was faulty with the complete retail box and they sent me a refurbished card in a plain box minus all the bits of the retail package, and that GPU was faulty too. I will never ever trust that brand again.

 

get an Asus motherboard

 

in all the years I've built systems, I've never had an issue with any single Asus MoBo.

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Succumbing to peer pressure and after a bit of 'review seeking' I've decided on......

Asus Maximus VIII Hero. For Pete's sake don't tell me what a heap of crap that is! It'll be more computer than I'll ever need.

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Ron,

 

I had a Noctua NH D-14 which I replaced with a Corsair liquid cooler because I was restricted to using low-profile RAM. Check the hight clearance.

 

JJ

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I looked to the QVL from ASUS and Gigabyte they ar quite old, you can also check the G-Skill QVL.

generally to be safe 3200mhz 2x8gb G-skill is ok for all skylake, over 3600mhz its Booth the Mobo and CPU

example a bad memcontroller on a 6700k can be unstable at 3733mhz a good CPU is ok at +4133mhz and nothing you can tune its the cpu lotteria

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Succumbing to peer pressure and after a bit of 'review seeking' I've decided on......

Asus Maximus VIII Hero. For Pete's sake don't tell me what a heap of crap that is! It'll be more computer than I'll ever need.

 

Great choice Ron -well done you wont regret it  :wink:

Could not agree more with you, Rich. Their after-sales service is utter crap. Bought a graphics card in Ca. from them, sent it back as it was faulty with the complete retail box and they sent me a refurbished card in a plain box minus all the bits of the retail package, and that GPU was faulty too. I will never ever trust that brand again.

 

 

in all the years I've built systems, I've never had an issue with any single Asus MoBo.

 

Sorry to hear that Rick - hope all is well

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Ron,

 

I had a Noctua NH D-14 which I replaced with a Corsair liquid cooler because I was restricted to using low-profile RAM. Check the hight clearance.

 

JJ

Ah yes. I've read something about that. Can't remember where though. (Am I sure I'm capable of building another PC?)

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Ron,

 

I had a Noctua NH D-14 which I replaced with a Corsair liquid cooler because I was restricted to using low-profile RAM. Check the hight clearance.

 

JJ

 

 

Not an issue. The NH-D14 was superseded by the NH-D15 which had better clearance. Now, Noctua have released the NH-D15S that has loads of ram clearance and is also slightly offset so more clearance between the heat-sink and upper most PCIe slot.

 

I should also add that super tall heats sinks on RAM is a pointless gimmick.

 

To reiterate... don't go for a D14, it's outdated. D15 or if you want maximum ram compatibility D15S. I went for the D15S. The "s" variant has only one 150mm fan, but don't let that put you off. One fan instead of two makes only two degrees difference under load. An extra fan can be added if desired.

 

Do read the other recent threads here in this forum. All this has been covered. You'll find the threads useful. 

 

 

 

 

in all the years I've built systems, I've never had an issue with any single Asus MoBo.

 

 

I have, two to be precise. One was a system I built for a friend, the other motherboard failure was my system.

 

I prefer Asus too, having said that, all makes have issues from time to time. None are failure proof.

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None are failure proof.

Quite true. Neither did I state that Asus mobos are infallible. Great info on that newer Noctua. I had to ensure that with my NH-D14 I bought low-profile Corsair sticks.

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Water Water Water folks nothing compares and I am selling Corsair cpu and gpu units cheap in classifieds section 

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Quite true. Neither did I state that Asus mobos are infallible. Great info on that newer Noctua. I had to ensure that with my NH-D14 I bought low-profile Corsair sticks.

 

To clarify Rick, I wasn't implying that you were stating that Asus boards were infallible. Apologies if you got that impression. I mentioned my Asus failures but then went on to say I advocated Asus, so just putting my own comments into perspective.

Water Water Water folks nothing compares and I am selling Corsair cpu and gpu units cheap in classifieds section 

 

Nothing compares to the electrical conductivity of water when it dribbles onto your GPU and motherboard Mr Aquaman! 

 

Just kidding.  :smile:

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To clarify Rick, I wasn't implying that you were stating that Asus boards were infallible. Apologies if you got that impression. I mentioned my Asus failures but then went on to say I advocated Asus, so just putting my own comments into perspective.

 

Nothing compares to the electrical conductivity of water when it dribbles onto your GPU and motherboard Mr Aquaman! 

 

Just kidding.  :smile:

 

lol Martin - you know that never happens  :wink: unless your STUPID  :dance: All in ones are a no brainer anyone can do that as they dont leak

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lol Martin - you know that never happens  :wink: unless your STUPID  :dance: All in ones are a no brainer anyone can do that as they dont leak

 

 

Yeah right, okay then. I must remember, AIO liquid coolers are infallible and never leak. The pumps never fail either, and are never noisy. 

 

I'll chant it 100 times per day as my new meditation mantra.   :wink:

 

You'll be convincing me that climate change isn't happening and that the Titanic was sunk by aliens next.  :Big Grin:

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Yeah right, okay then. I must remember, AIO liquid coolers are infallible and never leak. The pumps never fail either, and are never noisy. 

 

I'll chant it 100 times per day as my new meditation mantra.   :wink:

 

You'll be convincing me that climate change isn't happening and that the Titanic was sunk by aliens next.  :Big Grin:

 

Mine never leaked very quiet unless you crank the fans up

 

The room temp in my rig is not an issue whatsoever and would assume you have seen my new build  :Big Grin: but I am a lot poorer now

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To clarify Rick, I wasn't implying that you were stating that Asus boards were infallible

Rest assured that I did not take it that way. I have read too many of your hardware-related posts, which are always very informative to know by now that you are not way inclined. In fact, it was good to read and be aware from your experiences that Asus mobos can and do fail. I've either gone Asus, or ASrock or MSI when it comes to mobos, and have not had that misfortune befall me..

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Mine never leaked very quiet unless you crank the fans up

 

 

 

 

 

That proves it then, yours didn't leak so none can. But I've seen the new X men movie today and am convinced I can lift up my glasses and melt your water cooling tubing with my laser vision.

 

Then it'll leak for sure.  :smile:

 

The room temp in my rig is not an issue 

 

 

The "room" temperature in your rig!!! You have a room in your rig! seriously now, I know you love water cooling, but to have a room actually inside your rig is taking it way too far. I would suggest you reside in the proper rooms in your house, living inside your PC is a bit eccentric.  :BigGrin:

But frozen water is ok, after one hour testing all parts live.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ee5achg0nbhs0g/Photo%202014-09-04%2019%2040%2045.jpg?dl=0

 

 

Whats going on there Hasse? Liquid nitrogen or something? Decidedly chilly.

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