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Old 11-01-13, 08:54 AM
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Hello everyone, I would just like to ask I'm into a dilemma right now. I am trying to get z77 xtreme4 but that's not available in any of the computer shop near me. I don't plan buying online.

The stores doesn't have it, but they have the ff:
a ) Asrock z77 OC Formula
b ) Asrock z77 Pro3
c ) Asus z77 M Pro
d ) MSI z77 gd65
e ) MSI z77 g43

I'm a heavy gamer only, so I'm not really into video rendering,though my cousin may need to use my PC for his autoCAD. So I'm not really into OC or SLI/Crossfire, but having them is an open option. It's a plus if a product offers them. So I'm confuse w/c of the ff to get. One more thing, I'm planning to buy a new CPU and that store has the ff:

A ) i5-3470 > about $260
B ) i5-3570k > about $298

Price difference between them is too marginal when it comes to performance. the -k offers OC, while the other doesn't. So I'm bending towards -k. So what's your opinion?

Moreover, the only branded memory that the stores have are ff:
a ) HyperX Blue KHX1600C9D3B1/4G
b ) Corsair Vengeance 8G (i wasn't able to get the module/part#)

I'm not if I should put it under memory forum, however I placed it here since it's also directly related to my question.

I check these boards and i didn't see that the A) is not on the list of compatible/supported memory. Is it ok if I install a RAM w/c is not on the list? If yes, w/c one do you think is better?


NOTE: Please choose don't recommends products that are not listed here. Thanks

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Old 11-01-13, 09:22 AM
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Right are you likely to overclock, if not what are you doing here?

Ivy bridge LOVES ram bandwidth (MHz)

Forget ram compatability everything works.

Ram watercooling is for n0000bs
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Old 11-01-13, 09:38 AM
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MSI z77 gd65
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Whichever ram is listed as the fastest
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Old 11-01-13, 10:14 AM
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^^ just what i would do...
gd65, 3570k, fastest memory
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Old 14-01-13, 05:45 PM
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What they said ^^
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Old 14-01-13, 06:03 PM
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OC formula + 3570k + fastest ram
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