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G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2133 (PC4-17000) Desktop Memory Model F4-2133C15Q-16GRR
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I've built several computers, though this is my first build using the X99 board so I was a bit

concerned to see if all the new components would work. The goal of my build was to have a very

reliable machine that I could use for work, was powered on 24/7, supported multiple monitors,

was super fast and also and looked cool, on a limited budget.

I ended up choosing the Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4 motherboard, with an Intel i7-5280K, a Samsung 840

250GB SSD, Radeon R9 video card, two 2TB hard drives (functioning as one thanks to Windows

Storage spaces, fully mirrored), the HAF 912 case, 16GB RAM and several cooling fans and a fan

controller. Many of the components have a blue light.

The case is very easy to work with, with plenty of space. The board and CPU are working as

expected, and the system is quiet and fast. The modular power supply made it much simpler to

assemble all components, and limited the number of useless cords that I would have to

accomodate.

After assembling the minimum components (board, CPU, SSD, CPU cooler, and only 8GB of RAM), the

system booted at the first try. Then I kept adding components one at a time, rebooting, and

then leaving it overnight on to make sure everything worked. Next day I installed a selected

few of the Gigabyte utilities, in particular the FastBoot (to speed up boot), and the one that

helps do overclocking in a couple of clicks.

I overclocked it to 3.8 using the Gigabyte tools, and have let the computer on for a few days,

running Prime95 (highest temperature has been 50C).

So far everything is running perfectly, quite, fast (12 cores/threads @ 3.8GHz), and the build

looks cool. When the CPU is not being used, it automatically slows down, sometimes down to

1.2GHz, so this helps save energy.

After a few days I'll try to increase speed to 4.0GHz or 4.2GHz, though don't want to push it

too much as this machine will run 24/7, and I've read that as speeds go higher than 4.0GHz the

power consumption grows significantly.

The only issue I encountered is in one step in the motherboard instructions. Only until the last step are you told that you should install the I/O panel (the panel that shows what are each of the connections to the board: keyboard, mouse, etc.). The I/O panel is in fact one of the first steps, and can't be done at the end when everything is installed. It was such a pain to undo all my work, that my PC does not have the I/O panel.

Recommended!

Board: Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4
CPU: Intel i7-5820K
Storage:
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
2x Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Fans & cooling:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO cooler
Aerocool Touch2100 fan controller
Cooler Master MegaFlow 200
Cooler Master SickleFlow 120x2
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
Power: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 modular
Graphics: Sapphire Dual-X Radeon R9 270 2GB
Memory: 16 GB G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 2133
DVD and card readers

Cons: It was 2x more expensive than my previous DDR3 memory

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GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I've built several computers, though this is my first build using the X99 board so I was a bit

concerned to see if all the new components would work. The goal of my build was to have a very

reliable machine that I could use for work, was powered on 24/7, supported multiple monitors,

was super fast and also and looked cool, on a limited budget.

I ended up choosing the Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4 motherboard, with an Intel i7-5280K, a Samsung 840

250GB SSD, Radeon R9 video card, two 2TB hard drives (functioning as one thanks to Windows

Storage spaces, fully mirrored), the HAF 912 case, 16GB RAM and several cooling fans and a fan

controller. Many of the components have a blue light.

The case is very easy to work with, with plenty of space. The board and CPU are working as

expected, and the system is quiet and fast. The modular power supply made it much simpler to

assemble all components, and limited the number of useless cords that I would have to

accomodate.

After assembling the minimum components (board, CPU, SSD, CPU cooler, and only 8GB of RAM), the

system booted at the first try. Then I kept adding components one at a time, rebooting, and

then leaving it overnight on to make sure everything worked. Next day I installed a selected

few of the Gigabyte utilities, in particular the FastBoot (to speed up boot), and the one that

helps do overclocking in a couple of clicks.

I overclocked it to 3.8 using the Gigabyte tools, and have let the computer on for a few days,

running Prime95 (highest temperature has been 50C).

So far everything is running perfectly, quite, fast (12 cores/threads @ 3.8GHz), and the build

looks cool. When the CPU is not being used, it automatically slows down, sometimes down to

1.2GHz, so this helps save energy.

After a few days I'll try to increase speed to 4.0GHz or 4.2GHz, though don't want to push it

too much as this machine will run 24/7, and I've read that as speeds go higher than 4.0GHz the

power consumption grows significantly.

The only issue I encountered is in one step in the motherboard instructions. Only until the last step are you told that you should install the I/O panel (the panel that shows what are each of the connections to the board: keyboard, mouse, etc.). The I/O panel is in fact one of the first steps, and can't be done at the end when everything is installed. It was such a pain to undo all my work, that my PC does not have the I/O panel.

Recommended!

Board: Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4
CPU: Intel i7-5820K
Storage:
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
2x Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Fans & cooling:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO cooler
Aerocool Touch2100 fan controller
Cooler Master MegaFlow 200
Cooler Master SickleFlow 120x2
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
Power: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 modular
Graphics: Sapphire Dual-X Radeon R9 270 2GB
Memory: 16 GB G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 2133
DVD and card readers

Cons: Does not drive me to work

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Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W BX80648I75820K Desktop Processor
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I've built several computers, though this is my first build using the X99 board so I was a bit

concerned to see if all the new components would work. The goal of my build was to have a very

reliable machine that I could use for work, was powered on 24/7, supported multiple monitors,

was super fast and also and looked cool, on a limited budget.

I ended up choosing the Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4 motherboard, with an Intel i7-5280K, a Samsung 840

250GB SSD, Radeon R9 video card, two 2TB hard drives (functioning as one thanks to Windows

Storage spaces, fully mirrored), the HAF 912 case, 16GB RAM and several cooling fans and a fan

controller. Many of the components have a blue light.

The case is very easy to work with, with plenty of space. The board and CPU are working as

expected, and the system is quiet and fast. The modular power supply made it much simpler to

assemble all components, and limited the number of useless cords that I would have to

accomodate.

After assembling the minimum components (board, CPU, SSD, CPU cooler, and only 8GB of RAM), the

system booted at the first try. Then I kept adding components one at a time, rebooting, and

then leaving it overnight on to make sure everything worked. Next day I installed a selected

few of the Gigabyte utilities, in particular the FastBoot (to speed up boot), and the one that

helps do overclocking in a couple of clicks.

I overclocked it to 3.8 using the Gigabyte tools, and have let the computer on for a few days,

running Prime95 (highest temperature has been 50C).

So far everything is running perfectly, quite, fast (12 cores/threads @ 3.8GHz), and the build

looks cool. When the CPU is not being used, it automatically slows down, sometimes down to

1.2GHz, so this helps save energy.

After a few days I'll try to increase speed to 4.0GHz or 4.2GHz, though don't want to push it

too much as this machine will run 24/7, and I've read that as speeds go higher than 4.0GHz the

power consumption grows significantly.

The only issue I encountered is in one step in the motherboard instructions. Only until the last step are you told that you should install the I/O panel (the panel that shows what are each of the connections to the board: keyboard, mouse, etc.). The I/O panel is in fact one of the first steps, and can't be done at the end when everything is installed. It was such a pain to undo all my work, that my PC does not have the I/O panel.

Recommended!

Board: Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4
CPU: Intel i7-5820K
Storage:
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
2x Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Fans & cooling:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO cooler
Aerocool Touch2100 fan controller
Cooler Master MegaFlow 200
Cooler Master SickleFlow 120x2
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
Power: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 modular
Graphics: Sapphire Dual-X Radeon R9 270 2GB
Memory: 16 GB G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 2133
DVD and card readers

Cons: Does not drive me to work

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Bernardo Z.'s Profile

Display Name: Bernardo Z.

Date Joined: 10/17/06

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  • First Review: 10/25/09
  • Last Review: 09/11/14
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