far as the memory support is concerned, Intel's LGA2011-3 socket CPUs require DDR4
memory and given the still high cost of the modules on the market, we chose a 4x4GB kit from Corsair rated 2800MHz with 16-18-18-35 latency.
As you can see from the images below you will notice that the Vengeance LPX
memory come with black low-profile heatspreaders which are perfect for
those that want to huge tower coolers or even, as in our case, for compact configurations. In this article we will not dwell on the performance of this kit since we have already reviewed
it a few months ago.
In order to maintain a
lower total cost of the system, but at the same time have an excellent performance and a good longevity, we decided to use an Intel
Core i7-5820K CPU. This CPU is the first model based on Haswell-E
platform and LGA 2011-3 socket. Intel's Core i7-5820K features 6 cores and 12 threads with a base frequency of 3300MHz and a
Turbo clock of up to 3600MHz. Using an mATX platform that does not have a high amount of PCI-Express slots, the
Core i7-5820K, with its only 28 lines, is perfect since it is able to handle a dual-GPU setup
in 16x / 8x mode.
The TDP of the processor is 140W, however, our all-in-one water cooling system is able to manage all the heat produced by the CPU under load
as well as under hefty overclock.