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Old 02-12-2014, 08:38 AM   #1
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NEW BUILD: ASUS Maximus VI Gene

Well, I haven't been here for awhile!
But I thought I might share my latest build.
My current system is still in my footer.
Everything will be reused in the new setup except for:

ASUS Maximus VI Gene mATX
Intel Core i7 4770K Unlocked
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
G.SKILL TridentX F3-2400C10D-8GTX 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-2400 CL10


I'm hoping for a 4.5Ghz OC but from what I've read, its really hit and miss.
My biggest concern is my PSU. will the 620W be enough?
According to Asus's PSU calc, it is... but it'd be running pretty hard.
Thoughts?
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:48 AM   #2
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Re: NEW BUILD: ASUS Maximus VI Gene

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Well, I haven't been here for awhile!
But I thought I might share my latest build.
My current system is still in my footer.
Everything will be reused in the new setup except for:

ASUS Maximus VI Gene mATX
Intel Core i7 4770K Unlocked
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
G.SKILL TridentX F3-2400C10D-8GTX 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-2400 CL10


I'm hoping for a 4.5Ghz OC but from what I've read, its really hit and miss.
My biggest concern is my PSU. will the 620W be enough?
According to Asus's PSU calc, it is... but it'd be running pretty hard.
Thoughts?
Sounds like a really nice build and that power supply is plenty...enjoy!
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:09 AM   #3
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Re: NEW BUILD: ASUS Maximus VI Gene

Welcome back!

What video card? That power supply will be plenty.

If your goal is 4.5GHz you will hit that no problem with ASUS TPU in 4-way Optimization. EVGA has a nice mATX case (Hadron Air/Hydro).
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:18 AM   #4
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Re: NEW BUILD: ASUS Maximus VI Gene

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Welcome back!

What video card? That power supply will be plenty.

If your goal is 4.5GHz you will hit that no problem with ASUS TPU in 4-way Optimization. EVGA has a nice mATX case (Hadron Air/Hydro).
I think its a 7950, at least that's what he has in his sig?
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:56 AM   #5
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Re: NEW BUILD: ASUS Maximus VI Gene

Yes, its a Gigabyte 7950.
I had a 5850, it ran great untill the fans died.
replaced the cooler, lasted about 6 months before the mem heat sinks
started dropping like flies(I could not keep them on the chips)

the son got on the computer and was playing games when the card spit out
its last frame. Replaced it with a 7950 and its been running great since.

The current system is giving intermitent blue screens and I haven't tracked it down.
Besides it was a good excuse for a new system

Once the system is built, I have to convince Microsoft to let me port over Win7.

Thanks for reasuring the PSU!

Oh, and happy BDay!
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Old 02-12-2014, 12:02 PM   #6
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Re: NEW BUILD: ASUS Maximus VI Gene

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Yes, its a Gigabyte 7950.
I had a 5850, it ran great untill the fans died.
replaced the cooler, lasted about 6 months before the mem heat sinks
started dropping like flies(I could not keep them on the chips)

the son got on the computer and was playing games when the card spit out
its last frame. Replaced it with a 7950 and its been running great since.

The current system is giving intermitent blue screens and I haven't tracked it down.
Besides it was a good excuse for a new system

Once the system is built, I have to convince Microsoft to let me port over Win7.

Thanks for reasuring the PSU!

Oh, and happy BDay!
Thanks what case are you looking at?
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Old 02-12-2014, 12:13 PM   #7
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Re: NEW BUILD: ASUS Maximus VI Gene

Will be going back into the Silverstone.
Its a mATX case.

It has 2 120mm fans... one front, and one back.
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:26 PM   #8
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Re: NEW BUILD: ASUS Maximus VI Gene

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Will be going back into the Silverstone.
Its a mATX case.

It has 2 120mm fans... one front, and one back.
I did a casual search but cannot find the Silverstone model LG-08. Would you provide a link to it?

Because from your description of its having two 120mm fans (1 front intake and 1 rear exhaust), I wish to take a closer look at it. I suspect this case has its age and is a legacy product? Sorry being blunt to the point, such cooling was sufficient in those old days but now has a higher chance of thermally inadequacy, especially considering that your Gigabyte 7950 card dumps hot air inside the case. This aspect should be taken a closer look.

Regarding the Corsair HX620, it is adequate power-ceiling wise but it might or might not be 100% compatible with Haswell CPU like your i7 4770K. It is mainly related to the sleep state of the Haswell.
The details is here:-
Blog - Haswell compatibility with Corsair power supplies

I do not seem to find an update from Corsair of its validation. Maybe you should email them or ask in the Corsair forum.
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:33 PM   #9
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Re: NEW BUILD: ASUS Maximus VI Gene

I couldn't find any info online about the case...
I guess its just THAT old lol.... its a good case though!

So here are some pics:

LOL I was uploaded just as you asked
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:36 PM   #10
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Re: NEW BUILD: ASUS Maximus VI Gene

Nice looking case and very nice build! I had a Silvestone case for years and Loved it!
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:39 PM   #11
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Re: NEW BUILD: ASUS Maximus VI Gene

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I couldn't find any info online about the case...
I guess its just THAT old lol.... its a good case though!

So here are some pics:

LOL I was uploaded just as you asked
OK. Am looking at the pics and will comment a little later.
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:45 PM   #12
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Re: NEW BUILD: ASUS Maximus VI Gene

Dang, I hope it works, as I've already killed the budget with this build.
So if I do use this power supply, it wouldn't fry anything?! Would it?!

If I just shut it down after use, i'll be alright?
(until I can get a new PSU?)

from the link provided:
HX620 TBD Likely compatible — currently validating
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Re: NEW BUILD: ASUS Maximus VI Gene

Well, guess I'm SOL
From this link, says its not compatible.

CORSAIR - PSU Review Database
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:51 PM   #14
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1) Your case is not a LG-08 but a TJ08 (which I have found under Silverstone's Legacy Products Chassis)

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2) This case is designed with front case fan as intake and rear case fan as exhaust. But from the pics, it seems that the rear case fan is intake while the case front fan is exhaust? This is not optimal. Such an cooling setup would have negative effect to the cooling of the graphics card and the PSU.

3) The CPU heatsink fan performs better in the front (vs its current position in the rear) doing a 'push' (into the heatsink). This, of course, might interfere with the harddisk(s) which better be relocated.

Additionally, it looks like an 80mm fan to me. This is not adequate. But since you are going to replace with a CM 212 Hyper 212 Evo, then remember to use a 120mm fan as 'push' in the heatsink front end.

4) Just as I thought, having only one 120mm front case fan as intake is really really pushing the case's cooling design to its limit. It will have to supply fresh air to the CPU heatsink, the GPU and the PSU. Judging from the colour (ie beige), I think that fan is not a stock Silverstone fan but a Noctua. The stock fan is geared for silence and only spins up to 1200 rpm. At this speed, it would not provide adequate airflow to all the components inside the case. I hope the Noctua's CFM is much higher (even though I do not know its spec).

5) You should do a rough calculation of the CFM for the front case intake fan.
The CM Hyper 212 Evo 's push fan has a 25-83 CFM range.
The Gigabyte 7950's 3 fans need, say, 30 CFM (my estimate).
The PSU needs, say, 15 CFM (my estimate).

This means, the front case fan should be able to have a max 130CFM.

6) For the rear case exhaust fan, use the same fan as (5) above.

7) I suppose the case will sit on the desk near the corner of the wall. I suggest moving the case a little to the front, allowing at least 5-6 inches of clearance from its rear to the wall. This will give space for the hot exhaust air to escape more easily.

8) That site does not say 'not compatible'. It does not say it is compatible though. I think its status is 'unclear'. So, I still suggest you contacting Corsair directly.
Or, you just go ahead and use it anyway. It is not like it is going to fry anything or explode.


So much for now.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:17 PM   #15
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Re: NEW BUILD: ASUS Maximus VI Gene

First off if I ever need a Private Investigator, consider yourself hired!
Your right on the case(dunno why I thought otherwise!)
Your right on the fan too!

I moved the fan to draw through the cooler because of the drive configuration I had before, and the fan would not fit.
Will correct that during the rebuild.

The front fan is a Noctua NF-P12-1300 which pushes 54cfm.
The fan in the back is a S-Flex SFF21e and pushes 49cfm (I have a spare one of these)
After some google searches, the PSU has a max of 85cfm(But I guarantee its never hit that!)

Also with some more google searches, it seams the HX620W will be 'ok' as long as the 'C' states are disabled(?)
Other sites say the 'C' states are disabled for desktop chips?

I really have no choice but to do with what I have... at least for the time being.
I'm not a heavy gamer, and most of what I do is CAD work designing and building things for the CNC and 3D printer...

I knew there was a reason I came back here
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