SR-71 Blackbird said:
It's tight but everything clears.
The Extreme 4 is one of the BEST Z77 boards on the market.
Your modules are out of the question low profile like the Sniper work well.
So what i'm probably going to do is start with the RAM but that DDR3 G.Skill Sniper is damn expensive for the 16GB kits! Think i will wait for a good offer to come up.
When i get the RAM i'll swap the motherboard out but i'm just not sure about the Asrock. I had one many years ago and recall a bad memory slot destroying my RAM. I've always gone gigabyte or asus since that day but i suppose these things can happen with any manufacturer its just pot look. What i like about the gigabyte though is the ease of overclocking; i dont know how the asrock is on this front- i'm talking about the bios manual overclocking btw.
Also, just to widen my options i was looking at these boards earlier.
I realise they are basically the same board i have now (Z77-D3H) only with upgrades but with low profile memory the clearance shouldnt be an issue and everywhere i have read highly recommends the gigabytes over other boards. I dont know the differences but i would imagine these boards including the asrock are very similar.
Would you still go for the extreme 4 or are the gigabytes better options?