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June 4, 2013 9:02:31 AM

So I'm slowly building up components for a new build, with everything bought aside from a motherboard and CPU.

I've been intending to go for a 3770k and a Gigabyte UD3H, which is getting more appealing as the days go on, as the prices of IB i7s are dropping like leaves. But, now Haswell is out, and the price of the 4770k is actually rather nice, at a solid £260, and the motherboard prices only slightly above Ivy Bridge boards, I've been thinking I might just jump onto that bandwagon instead.

However, I've already bought RAM for an Ivy Bridge, which is G.SKill Sniper 1600MHz (F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

So basically, would the RAM work with any Haswell motherboards? I've been looking at the ASRock z87, Gigabyte's UD4H z87 and MSI's GD65.

Additionally, has anyone heard of some good aftermarket CPU coolers popping up yet for Haswell? Or would the Ivy Bridge ones work? Or maybe the stock cooler might actually prove competent enough to hold a 1GHz OC.
June 4, 2013 9:11:27 AM

Check here for RAM compatibility(its per MOBO/Manufacturer):

http://www.gskill.com/en/configurator

The Haswell chips are using the same socket (1155) as Ivy Bridge (and Sandy Bridge for that matter) so any cooler that works for those will work for Haswell.
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June 4, 2013 9:20:58 AM

gmkos said:
Check here for RAM compatibility(its per MOBO/Manufacturer):

http://www.gskill.com/en/configurator

The Haswell chips are using the same socket (1155) as Ivy Bridge (and Sandy Bridge for that matter) so any cooler that works for those will work for Haswell.


the haswell chips are using a different socket than ivy and sandy bridge. they are on the 1150 socket
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June 4, 2013 9:25:33 AM

The memory kit you purchased is compatible, so it will be no problem. Most kits already on the market are Haswell compatible, especially those from G.Skill.

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June 4, 2013 9:25:42 AM

carowden said:
gmkos said:
Check here for RAM compatibility(its per MOBO/Manufacturer):

http://www.gskill.com/en/configurator

The Haswell chips are using the same socket (1155) as Ivy Bridge (and Sandy Bridge for that matter) so any cooler that works for those will work for Haswell.


the haswell chips are using a different socket than ivy and sandy bridge. they are on the 1150 socket


It's the same mounting holes. 1156=1155=1150 as previously stated. So can swap coolers, just not CPUs between them. The PSU is of more importance though, make sure it's compatible/certified for Haswell/z87/h87. And the best after market cooling as I know is either Air (noctua nh-d14), AIO (swiftech h220), or water/phase/etc.
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June 4, 2013 9:31:36 AM

Thanks for helping guys, decided to change the plan again and go for a Haswell chip and an ASUS Z87-Pro.
I think I'll pick up a Hyper 212 too.
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