Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array brkkab123 PC Specs
    brkkab123 PC Specs
    MotherboardAsus Maximus VIII Hero
    ProcessorIntel Core i5 6600K
    Memory (part number)G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 32GBs
    Graphics Card #1Sapphire NITRO+ RX 480 OC 8GB
    Sound CardOnboard sound
    MonitorLG 25UM58-P
    Storage #1Samsung 850 EVO 1.0TB m.2
    Storage #2Samsung 850 EVO 1.0TB SATA & W.D. Black 2.0TB
    CPU CoolerEK Water Blocks EK-XLC Predator 240 1.1 w/push/pull add-on fans kit
    CaseNZXT Phantom 820
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2
    Keyboard Logitech G213 Prodigy
    Mouse Logitech G403 Prodigy
    Headset/Speakers Logitech X530 5.1
    OS Windows 10 Pro x64
    Network RouterNetgear WNDR 3700
    Accessory #1 Logitech c615 HD Webcam
    Accessory #2 Seagate Backup Desk 3.0TB
    Accessory #3 Logitech U920 Driving Force Racing Wheel/Logitech Driving Force Shifter/GT Omega Wheel Stand

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    307

    Question Maximus VIII Hero help needed

    Next month I'm going to be getting my new case for my build.
    I have a quick question about the sata ports on my Maximus VIII Hero motherboard.
    I know the top 2 ports are 1 & 2 and are unusable, as I have a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB M.2 ssd.
    My question is on the numbering for the other sata Which is 3, 4, 5 and 6?
    reason, I ask is I have a Intel 530 Series 480GB ssd for sata 3, a Seagate Barracuda 3.0TB for sata 4, a Lite-ON DVD-RW for sata 5 and a Lite-ON Blu-ray RE for sata 6.

    Samsung 850 EVO- Windows 10 Pro, Programs, Origin Games & Uplay Games
    Intel 530 Series- Steam Games
    Seagate Barracuda- Contacts, Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Favorites, Links, Music, Pictures, Saved Games, Searches and Videos
    Other Specs:
    CPU: Core i5 6600K
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Liquid Freezer 240 (in push/pull)
    RAM; G-Skill Ripjaws Z DDR4 3200 (2 kits - 32GBs.)
    PSU- EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2
    Case: NZXT Phantom 820 White
    Video cards: 2 MSI GeForce GTX 760's (soon to be upgraded to 2 Sapphire R9 380X Nitro 4.0GB.)
    Last edited by brkkab123; 03-06-2016 at 03:00 PM.

  2. #2
    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array brkkab123 PC Specs
    brkkab123 PC Specs
    MotherboardAsus Maximus VIII Hero
    ProcessorIntel Core i5 6600K
    Memory (part number)G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 32GBs
    Graphics Card #1Sapphire NITRO+ RX 480 OC 8GB
    Sound CardOnboard sound
    MonitorLG 25UM58-P
    Storage #1Samsung 850 EVO 1.0TB m.2
    Storage #2Samsung 850 EVO 1.0TB SATA & W.D. Black 2.0TB
    CPU CoolerEK Water Blocks EK-XLC Predator 240 1.1 w/push/pull add-on fans kit
    CaseNZXT Phantom 820
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2
    Keyboard Logitech G213 Prodigy
    Mouse Logitech G403 Prodigy
    Headset/Speakers Logitech X530 5.1
    OS Windows 10 Pro x64
    Network RouterNetgear WNDR 3700
    Accessory #1 Logitech c615 HD Webcam
    Accessory #2 Seagate Backup Desk 3.0TB
    Accessory #3 Logitech U920 Driving Force Racing Wheel/Logitech Driving Force Shifter/GT Omega Wheel Stand

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    307

    Also, I almost forgot this one. I'm planning on using AI Suite 3's 5 way optimization to overclock my cpu. All the NZXT pre-installed fans hook to the cases fan controller and need to be hooked to it, so I can use the cases built in hue lighting for changing the led colors of them.
    I already know the top 200mm. pre-installed fn needs to be removed, so I can put the Arctic Liquid Freezer up top. The piece of it that hooks to the cpu, I'm connecting to the waterpump header on the mobo.
    The 4 Arctic 120mm. fans have a unique design for hooking them up. Each fan has 2 plugs for daisy chaining them. I'm gonna plug the bottom two into the cpu fan header and tge top 2 in the cpu optional header.
    The Arctic fans are pwm, but have no led lighting.
    Later on I'm either going to get 3 NZXT 120mm. or 140mm. fans One for the cases pivot on the side of the hdd bays and 2 for in front of the psu.
    Those 3 are probably going to be after I get 2 Sapphire R9 380X Nitro 4.0GB. video cards to replace my current MSI GeForce GTX 760's.
    The Sapphires score better than the 960's do in all benchmarks.
    I can't afford the GTX 970's.

  3. #3
    ROG Enthusiast Array rickytuk PC Specs
    rickytuk PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)MSI GS70 Stealth
    MotherboardHero VIII
    Processor6700K
    Memory (part number)CMD32GX4M2A2800C16
    Graphics Card #1Asus GTX 970 Strix
    Sound CardAsus Essence One
    MonitorDell U2711
    Storage #1Samsung 950 pro Nvme
    Storage #2Lots of hard drives
    CPU CoolerCorsair H100i
    CasePhantex Evolv ATX
    Power SupplyCorsair AX 760
    Keyboard Logitech G19
    Mouse generic
    OS Windows 10 Pro
    Network RouterVirgin media one. Awsome

    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Reputation
    24
    Posts
    43

    I really don't think you need to worry about it. I'm using the 950 pro along with sata 1,2,3,4. The M.2 is performing as it should and my Samsung 850 pro is fine in SATA port 3. Maybe a touch slower than it could be but I'm only using it for games. Here's the results in Samsung Magician.


    http://i.imgur.com/pf8BRbr.jpg

  4. #4

  5. #5
    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array brkkab123 PC Specs
    brkkab123 PC Specs
    MotherboardAsus Maximus VIII Hero
    ProcessorIntel Core i5 6600K
    Memory (part number)G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 32GBs
    Graphics Card #1Sapphire NITRO+ RX 480 OC 8GB
    Sound CardOnboard sound
    MonitorLG 25UM58-P
    Storage #1Samsung 850 EVO 1.0TB m.2
    Storage #2Samsung 850 EVO 1.0TB SATA & W.D. Black 2.0TB
    CPU CoolerEK Water Blocks EK-XLC Predator 240 1.1 w/push/pull add-on fans kit
    CaseNZXT Phantom 820
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2
    Keyboard Logitech G213 Prodigy
    Mouse Logitech G403 Prodigy
    Headset/Speakers Logitech X530 5.1
    OS Windows 10 Pro x64
    Network RouterNetgear WNDR 3700
    Accessory #1 Logitech c615 HD Webcam
    Accessory #2 Seagate Backup Desk 3.0TB
    Accessory #3 Logitech U920 Driving Force Racing Wheel/Logitech Driving Force Shifter/GT Omega Wheel Stand

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    307

    I really wish I had gotten a bigger Samsung, instead of the Intel 530. With Samsung Magician's Rapid Mode I get like 2000mbps reads. The Intel is in the 480mbps reads. Huge difference. I'm sure the 850 EVO M.2 will be somewhere in the 2000 range.
    Miniatura de Adjuntos Miniatura de Adjuntos 840Pro256.PNG  


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •