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May 27, 2013 8:40:16 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10qqY

Any suggestions or feedback?

Also will the mobo fit the cooler, ram, and gpu? I want to keep the case as cool as possible

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a b 4 Gaming
May 27, 2013 8:56:08 AM

Looks great, only thing I would change is the ram, would get 2x4GB sticks. The G.Skill Aries is low profile and same chips as Ripjaws if you want to make sure you don't have clearance problems.....
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May 27, 2013 9:02:39 AM

endeavour37a said:
Looks great, only thing I would change is the ram, would get 2x4GB sticks. The G.Skill Aries is low profile and same chips as Ripjaws if you want to make sure you don't have clearance problems.....


Would I be able to get 4x4 G.Skill Aries as I want to take the advantage of having quad channel memory. If the cooler is too big can you recommend I good cooler that is capable of handling oc to 4ghz and oc to gpu

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a b 4 Gaming
May 27, 2013 9:33:11 AM

Z77's / 3rd Gen CPU are duel channel, not quad. Would have to go X79 for quad. The cooler is fine, Nocuta makes real good stuff, yes you could get 4x4 but I would go with low profile Aries then.
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May 27, 2013 9:56:37 AM

looks nice. don't forget to try lightboost with 120hz. Makes FPS' crystal clear
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May 27, 2013 10:06:07 AM

endeavour37a said:
Z77's / 3rd Gen CPU are duel channel, not quad. Would have to go X79 for quad. The cooler is fine, Nocuta makes real good stuff, yes you could get 4x4 but I would go with low profile Aries then.


The asrock extreme4 has 4 ram slots so I cant use all 4 without a x79 processer :( 

Should I just wait for the haswells as they might support quad ram slots?

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a b 4 Gaming
May 27, 2013 10:34:27 AM

Of course you can use all 4 mem slots, if you couldn't they would not be their, right?

X79 is a chipset (southbridge) not a CPU. If you could wait for Haswell, that is what I would suggest, the Z87 is still a 2 channel chipset like the Z77. The X79 supports CPU's with 4 mem controllers (quad), it has nothing to do with Haswell, it is the CPU itself. Ivy Bridge CPU's come in both flavors, some duel channel and some quad channel, just like Haswell will. But quad is way expensive and not needed for a game rig.

Sure, wait a couple weeks and get the new stuff, I think you would be better off in the long run in doing so. That is what I am doing now, waiting for a i5-4670 and a Z87 MB, with a new GTX780 or 770 it should be good to for for a couple years.
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