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Old 06-22-2012, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building a computer, need help with MOBO and memory

I bought some random MOBO and Memory before and learned I screwed up big time... returned both, and now that I've read into it I need to match everything up.
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K

That is the Processor I have for my computer right now, i've been looking at Asus motherboards and found this:
Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

and the memory to go with it (Manufacture Req for mobo^):
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-19200CL11Q-16GBZHD
or a more reasonable priced...:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL

Just looked for feedback before I go ahead and purchase a bunch of crap and lose more money.
Thank you!


Also, here's the Videocard i have:
Newegg.com - HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Building a computer, need help with MOBO and memory

Everything matches and look good, but why 16GB exactly? Really no point in anything over 8.
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So this shouldn't matter too much as the system will automatically adjust, but just FYI that mobo will not run those memory modules at their standard speed of DDR3 2400 and 1866, respectively.

"DDR3 2800(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066"

The "O.C." next to those speeds means the mobo, fsb, CPU must be overclocked to allow those speeds to be utilized. You should be very comfortable knowing how to do that as it's a little advanced, or I highly recommend going for a cheaper memory set.

DDR3 1600 MHz should be fine and requires no overclocking for your setup.
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