Hiwa's Overclocked Haswell Build: GA-Z87X-OC, i7-4770K & G.SKILL 16GB @ 2933MHz

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  1. hiwa

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    Aug 19, 2013 at 8:08 PM #1
    hiwa

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    Hiwa's Build: GA-Z87X-OC | Core i7-4770K | ASUS GTX285 1GB | Lian Li PC-A7010

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    Components

    Intel Core i7-4770K Processor
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CO8TBQ0/
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116901

    GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-OC (rev. 1.0) Motherboard
    http://www.amazon.com//dp/B00CU4L6DE/
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128594

    G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 3000 (PC3 24000) F3-3000C12Q-16GTXDG - $1400 USD :eek:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231688Tpk=asus%20mx279h%2027-inch[/newegg]

    G.SKILL Phoenix Pro Series FM-25S2S-120GBP2 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003THXNQ4/
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231378

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 3.5" Internal Drive
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0036Q7MV0/
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

    ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ZMG55I/
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135252

    Antec TruePower Quattro Series TPQ-1200 Power Supply
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002EP30GK/

    Lian Li PC-A7010 case
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001BQ2P5U/

    Corsair 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004YIAACW

    Mac OS X Version 10.8.4 Lion Download
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/os-x-mountain-lion/id537386512?ls=1&mt=12

    ASUS MX279H Silver / Black 27" HDMI Widescreen IPS LED Backlight LCD Monitor, Built-in Speakers
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236309


    Already Owned

    ASUS GTX 285 1024MB


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    About This Build
    • I put together this system to be my Testing rig to use with different Boards and graphics. For this configuration, I am attempting to test overclocking performance for the CPU and memory on a new Haswell setup
    • Using the GSKILL 2933 Single sided MFR IC memory from hynix for higher performance timings are tight. The default memory settiings at 1333 gave me -2K on Geekbench V3 32bit

    Installation
    Using F6 Bios, there are only several changes in BIOS:
    • Change the memory frequency to 2933;
    • Change primary timings to 12-14-14-35
    • Manually set the VDIMM to 1.65;
    • Manually set the CPU VTT to 1.05;
    • Change CPU Multiplier to 42X and Vcore1.2 (for the i7-4770K only)

    I am using Mountain Lion 10.8.4. So, first, I made the UniBeast USB thumb drive with latest UniBeast

    tonymacx86 software downloads:
    Run UniBeast on your Mac or hackintosh and choose your USB. Now, then run HaswellHelper on your USB, your UniBeast USB derive is ready to install Mountain Lion 10.8.4 on your Haswell rig. :thumbup:

    Boot from your UniBeast USB thumb drive (F12) and choose your USB called °USB° before. Upon booting into the installer, first, use Disk Utility (top Utilities menu) to Format your installation SSD or HDD, and Call it Mountain Lion. Close Disk Utility, and, once back into the installer, choose your "Mountain Lion" drive for installation of Mountain Lion 10.8.4.

    Note: when installation is finished, use the tonymac86 http://www.tonymacx86.com/mountain-...lation-guide-haswell-systems-10-8-4-only.html to copy the modified mach_kernel for Haswell CPUs to your installation drive.

    When this done reboot and this time boot with your "Mountain Lion" drive; choose country, keyboard and the rest of the option.

    Then, you'll see WELCOME TO ML 10.8.4 :thumbup:

    We're almost done. Using Safari, go to tonymacx86.com, log in and download the latest MultiBeast to install the appropriate drivers.

    This is the MultiBeast configuration I used for my rig:

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    Reboot

    Here's What Works So Far:
    • Audio only USB headset and not Speakers with ALC892 ...
    • Network
    • Sleep
    • iMessage
    • USB 3 with USB2 speed need to wait 10.8.5 or 10.9


    Summary
    Haswell system performance increases with Memory frequency and nice timings. :thumbup: Try it yourself - run Geekbench or Cinebench CPU with memory set to over 2400 to see the real difference.

    Here's my tests with Overclocked memory and CPU to easy 4.3GHz which is much faster than Ivy Bridge.

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  2. hiwa

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    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:15 PM #2
    hiwa

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    Hiwa's Draft Overclocked Haswell Build: GA-Z87X-OC, i7-4770K & G.SKILL 16GB @ 2933MHz

    GeekBench 3.0.2 VS 2.4.3

    GeekBench 2.4.3 16GB @ 2933MHz

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    GeekBench 3.0.2 16GB @ 2933MHz

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    GeekBench 2.4.3 16GB @ 1333MHz

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    GeekBench 3.0.2 16GB @ 2933MHz


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    Cinebench 11 16GB @ 2933MHz


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    Cinebench 11 16GB @ 1333MHz


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    some extreme Test with high CPU comes later
     
  3. Stork

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    Aug 20, 2013 at 3:23 PM #3
    Stork

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    Sweet build! Good luck with your entry in the contest for "overclocking" the memory. :thumbup:
     
  4. wildwillow

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    Aug 20, 2013 at 5:22 PM #4
    wildwillow

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    Great build Hiwa. You didn't hold back. I think the contest for overclocking memory is already won:thumbup:
     
  5. hiwa

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    Aug 20, 2013 at 5:37 PM #5
    hiwa

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    thanks guys 3550Mhz is done but that so low to what we did at computex this year :D highest was the worldrecord 4285MHz

    Haswell IMC is very very strong.
     
  6. sirretv

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    Aug 20, 2013 at 7:04 PM #6
    sirretv

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    How do you reach so high frequencies with your memory? Do you water-cool them? Also what is the benefit of faster memory vs more memory? Also I assume there is no luck with the built in graphics? Anyways great build! Ive been waiting for haswell builds all day. Good Luck in the future!
     
  7. neilhart

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    Aug 20, 2013 at 7:07 PM #7
    neilhart

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    Hiwa - please confirm that your ALC892 audio is working. If it is, can you share which audio kexts are loading?

    Thank you,
    neil
     
  8. hiwa

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    Aug 20, 2013 at 7:09 PM #8
    hiwa

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    cpu@4GHz 2933MHz memories

    Geekbench 2.4.3

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    cpu@4.3GHz 2933MHz memories

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    cpu@4.64GHz 2933MHz memories
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    cpu@4.64GHz 2933MHz memories
    Geekbench 3.0.2

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    cpu@4.84GHz 2985MHz memories
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    cpu@4.84GHz 2985MHz memories
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    and in the END +10 Cinebench with CPU @ 4.85GHz and ram 3020MHz ( can't be detect yet )

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  9. hiwa

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    Aug 20, 2013 at 7:16 PM #9
    hiwa

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    Hiwa's Overclocked Haswell Build: GA-Z87X-OC, i7-4770K & G.SKILL 16GB @ 2933MHz

    Memories are Air-Cooling, the Default Speed is 3.0GHz, as i said before Haswell IMC ( integrated memory controller) is very very strong and can handle high memory frequency very easy.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Yes ALC892 works with latest Multibeast, please check the screen i posted in the first post.
     
  10. gablopez

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    Aug 20, 2013 at 9:48 PM #10
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    Great job,

    How you got USB 3.0 working? Using MultiBeast?
     

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