I have G.Skill Trident Z5 5600C36 with 12900K/Asus Z690 Hero, works perfectly. I went safe as this runs at 1.2V while the 6000 is 1.35V.
DDR4 is a more reasonable choice, but if you don't upgrade often then maybe DDR5 is a better option.
I have a 1000W PSU but my UPS is 900W max. Take out the 3 monitors and network gear hooked up to it and I have about 750W left for the computer.
12900K system without video card maxes out at 300W, so 450W is left for the video card. Hopefully 4080 is under that.
Wait for the next crypto crash, it'll be raining cheap cards on ebay and retailers won't have a choice to sell at MSRP or less. Let's hope it happens in 2022.
Newegg bundles are ridiculous, Canada Computers is a bit better only forcing a motherboard or power supply purchase without inflating...
That guy wrote that he negotiated a deal directly with nVidia for all those cards. That's ridiculous...those cards would all sell at retail easily, so why is nVidia selling in large quantities directly to miners?
Can't wait for Intel to make a 3070 equivalent for less money.
Manual voltage = 1.300V
Load Line Calibration = 4
1-2 cores ratio = 55
3-4 cores ratio = 52
5-8 cores ratio = 51
Used the AI Features page to check what 2 cores required the least voltage. (the "best" cores...)
Set max ratio per core to 52 for the 6 other cores. The 2 "best" cores leave on...
Got another motherboard yesterday and did some testing with Noctua NH-D15S and 12900K... Asus Z690 Hero with MCE disabled, rest is all default. Case is Fractal Meshify 2 Compact with 2x140mm Scythe Kaze Flex fans in front and 120mm in the rear.
Cinebench R23 gave 1994 single core and 27200...
I had all the parts ready on monday but the Asus Z690 Hero I received had a crooked HDMI port so I sent it back for replacement. Now it's out of stock so I'll probably get a refund. Looking at the Aorus Master maybe, or wait for another Hero.
So sad, the most expensive board I've ever bought...
Was planning on the Gigabyte Z690 Aero D, but it's low on rear USB ports and will probably release later. So I preordered an Asus Z690 Hero, as that's the only board I saw with Thunderbolt. The 12900K price was a bit lower than I expected, but the motherboard ends up costing way too much lol...
From my understanding the m.2 slot running off the CPU is PCIE 4.0, and only the 2 PCIE slots are 5.0.
The Asus Z690 Hero can do it with the Hyper m.2 card, but it has to be installed in one of the 2 PCIE 5.0 slots running off the CPU (video card drops to 8X...), not the bottom slot running off...