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ASUS Maximus VI Hero and low profile Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1866C9B

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November 18, 2013 3:02:41 PM

I'm going to build a gaming systems based on Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4 + ASUS Maximus VI Hero + Hyper 212 EVO and either GTX 770 or 280x videocard (aligning towards 280x because of lower price, 3 Gb memory and Mantle).

At first I planned to use Corsair Vengeance 1866 2x4Gb memory, but now I'm worried that this memory may not fit well with 212 Evo in my old chasis, so I think about buying low profile 1866 Vengeance.

As far as I understand regular CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9R Vengeance and low-profile CML8GX3M2A1866C9B Vengeance is essentially the same chip with different radiators. Corsair site says both are compatible with said motherboard, but motherboard description includes only regular Vengeance as supported type.

So the question is: will this low-profile Vengeance work well with said motherboard?
If it's allowed I would also like to recieve an advice about videocard for my configuration.
Thx in advance.
November 18, 2013 3:46:00 PM

That MoBo is compatible with Corsair Vengeance LP. Only difference between LP and regular is the height of the module.

My friend has that MoBo and the LP RAM, so can vouch. Also you're building exactly the same as what I'm hoping to :p  same GPU consideration too, I don't know entirely the pros/cons of both I just know BF4 runs on ULTRA fine with the 770 so the extra GB of memory is not an issue. I'd say go with what cards you prefer AMD/NVIDIA but don't take my word about them, I know little about them.
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November 18, 2013 5:32:01 PM

To ease your mind, you can use basically any DRAM with the Hyper 212 EVO, the fan is height adjustable, I'm running RipJaws X under a EVO on my Sandy Bridge and Have the GSkill Tridents under a EVO on my Ivy Bridge - also may want to look at the Tridents for your Hero, great sticks have the 32GB set of 2666/11 on my Haswell - have also run most of the Tri set's on it and it takes them all and all have some OC headroom
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