Mohawk Jun 7 @ 7:52pm
Skyrim from ramdisk
Has anybody played Skyrim from ramdisk. Just ordered Asus Maximus VII Ranger. No more loading. Ramdisk is over ten times faster than SSD.
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Zefram Cochrane Jun 8 @ 12:38pm 
Nope, but if its recognised as a regular drive like any other it should work
GenRabbit Jun 8 @ 1:01pm 
ten times? more like hundred times. Offcourse SSD's on PCI-e cards can be way faster than usual SSD's as these arent limited by the Sata-3 controllers.
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Anarchist Alarm Tech Jun 8 @ 2:55pm 
That motherboard maxes out at 32GB of ram. I hope you don't have any high resolution textures or mods. My Skyrim + mods is coming in at 29.1GB. Enjoy your instant loads sans high res textures or expansive quest mods.
Mohawk Jun 8 @ 6:39pm 
Originally posted by Anarchist Alarm Tech:
That motherboard maxes out at 32GB of ram. I hope you don't have any high resolution textures or mods.
Maybe your are right. Change of plan. Less memory (16 GB) and fast SSD. Waiting for Sandisk Extreme Pro.
Anarchist Alarm Tech Jun 8 @ 7:41pm 
Originally posted by Mohawk:
Originally posted by Anarchist Alarm Tech:
That motherboard maxes out at 32GB of ram. I hope you don't have any high resolution textures or mods.
Maybe your are right. Change of plan. Less memory (16 GB) and fast SSD. Waiting for Sandisk Extreme Pro.
You could definitely play it from a ramdisk. You'd just need to use a motherboard that supported 64GB of ram or more, ideally with 8 memory slots. It's just that you'd be spending a significant amount of money for a relatively minor performance bump.
Mohawk Jun 8 @ 7:58pm 
Just ordered: Lian Li PC-B16, Seasonic 650W G-650, Asus Maximus VII Ranger, Intel 4690K, G.Skill RipjawsZ DDR3 1600 MHz 16GB kit, Windows 8.1 OEM. I have to wait few weeks Sundisk Extreme Pro.
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Mohawk Jun 8 @ 8:02pm 
I know nothing about water cooling. Can anyone recommend silent water cooling for processor. Antec KÜHLER H2O 650?
Mohawk Jun 8 @ 8:05pm 
I hope VII Ranger integrated sound card/chip is good enough. Can't use old X-Fi Extreme Gamer PCI card on that motherboard.
GenRabbit Jun 8 @ 10:26pm 
Why bother with water cooling? Its not like that CPU will run extremely hot. And the graphic card will probably make more noise than the CPU fan. Oh, and I hope you got a 2x8GB and not 4x4GB ram stick set.
Mohawk Jun 8 @ 10:49pm 
I just want hot air directly out of case. Maybe little overclocking. 4690K is not locked. Might do same thing to graphic card. Arctic Cooling makes nice water coolers for graphic cards. Check this: "Accelero Hybrid II 120". I tried to find low latency Asus qualified 1600 MHz 2x8 kit. Not available in Finland right now. There were 10-10-10-27 2x8 kits. I hope 4x4 9-9-9-24 is faster solution. At least G.Skill RipjapsZ look nice. Color matches to motherboard :-) And they are 100% compatible with Maximus VII Ranger.
Mohawk Jun 8 @ 11:11pm 
If I don't install water cooler to graphics card I will install my old Antec Super Cyclone Blower under graphic card. It sucks hot air and blows it out of case. Excellent product.
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Zefram Cochrane Jun 9 @ 7:56am 
Originally posted by Mohawk:
I know nothing about water cooling. Can anyone recommend silent water cooling for processor. Antec KÜHLER H2O 650?

The trouble with water cooling is the radiators still need fans to cool them down and they're the things that make the noise, unless you have a passive system like the Reserator, and thats pretty darn expensive and not exactly portable. Those prebuilt water coolers offer no better performance than good aircoolers.

Unless you're restricted for space inside your case a good air cooler will suffice.
Mohawk Jun 9 @ 11:58am 
Ok. I will start with air cooling.
Law Abiding Engineer Jun 9 @ 12:02pm 
i know how it works but the idea of having water close to electronics, still amuses me
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