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Memory Specifications in Processors and motherboards

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May 26, 2013 2:06:39 PM

Hello everyone,

I am planning to buy a system and following is the specifications I thought about:

CPU:Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Processor
MoBo:ASRock X79 Extreme9
PSU:Cooler Master Thunder 700 Watts
GPU:ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II

i have a couple of doubts:
1) Are these components compatible with each other? (I think, yes)
2)What about RAM ?
Acc to whats mentioned in the CPU's page here, it says inder Memory Specifications, Memory Types DDR3-1066/1333/1600.
However, MoBo's page here, states under Product Specifications, that it Supports DDR3 2400+(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory.
So what DDR3 RAM's can I use in my system ?
Tat confused about this...!!!

PS: I was going for either G.Skill or corsiar RAM module. Needed 32Gb...

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May 26, 2013 2:16:39 PM

1. yes but I wouldn't buy a Coolermaster power supply.
2. If you plan on overclocking then get some drr3 1866 or 2133, if you are not overclocking just get ddr3 1600. With the X79 chipset get 4 sticks for quad channel mode.
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May 26, 2013 2:17:12 PM

Well I can assure you that they are all compatible, but I'm not much of a memory professional so I don't want to tell you to get less than the best you can get :p 
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May 26, 2013 2:20:09 PM

Why are you going x79 and then using the cheapest quad core availible? You would be better off going Ivy bridge IMO if budget is your concern. Otherwise get the 3930k, should be the minimum for x79 chipsets.
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May 26, 2013 2:22:01 PM

bignastyid said:
1. yes but I wouldn't buy a Coolermaster power supply.
2. If you plan on overclocking then get some drr3 1866 or 2133, if you are not overclocking just get ddr3 1600. With the X79 chipset get 4 sticks for quad channel mode.


No, I wont be overclocking and stuff...
So, if only overclocked will I able to use the drr3 1866 or 2133 ?
Why no Coolermaster and else which one ?
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May 26, 2013 2:25:27 PM

firo40 said:
Why are you going x79 and then using the cheapest quad core availible? You would be better off going Ivy bridge IMO if budget is your concern. Otherwise get the 3930k, should be the minimum for x79 chipsets.


The foremost reason being LGA2011 (& ofcourse budget :p )
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May 26, 2013 2:29:42 PM

Why do you need LGA 2011 so bad?
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May 26, 2013 2:31:18 PM

You dont necessarily have to overclock to use the 1866 or 2133 but if you aren't overclocking you'll see no benefit from it. Coolermaster makes a few good power supplies and the rest are crap(aka why alot of people call them crapmaster and the fact that I can't find any credible reviews on that unit, so given thier track record I'd avoid it. Get a unit from Seasonic, XFX or Corsair. Whats going to be the primary function of the system?
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May 26, 2013 2:38:53 PM

Darth415 said:
Why do you need LGA 2011 so bad?


Acc to what I have heard, LGA2011 is the one that replaces the existing Intel's LGA1366 and LGA1567 hence, If I want, I can replace CPU(in the future) rather than replacing the entire CPU+MoBo, is what I am thinking...am i mistaken here ?
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May 26, 2013 2:41:47 PM

bignastyid said:
You dont necessarily have to overclock to use the 1866 or 2133 but if you aren't overclocking you'll see no benefit from it. Coolermaster makes a few good power supplies and the rest are crap(aka why alot of people call them crapmaster and the fact that I can't find any credible reviews on that unit, so given thier track record I'd avoid it. Get a unit from Seasonic, XFX or Corsair. Whats going to be the primary function of the system?


It will be Gaming + programming + networking stuffs.
I think i may go with Corsiar...
How about RAM then ?
And i7-3820 doesn't come with CPU Cooler, so Corsair H100i Liquid CPU Cooler or Corsair H80i Liquid CPU Cooler ?
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May 26, 2013 2:47:40 PM

r-factor said:
Darth415 said:
Why do you need LGA 2011 so bad?


Acc to what I have heard, LGA2011 is the one that replaces the existing Intel's LGA1366 and LGA1567 hence, If I want, I can replace CPU(in the future) rather than replacing the entire CPU+MoBo, is what I am thinking...am i mistaken here ?


Well I would love to say you are right, because I think you are (I'm not sure though), but I want someone with more broad experience to answer that. I was going to do the same thing as you, but I've decided to get Haswell instead.
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