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December 19, 2011 9:09:41 PM

So im building a new rig: Just having a little problem with the motherboard selection. I plan on using the z68 chipset and require a i/o usb 3.0 header. But my Ram is 1.25v (Sniper G.Skill Series) is this a big deal? If not what motherboards would you suggest? Trying to keep it below $200. Iv'e been looking at:

1. Gigabyte
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. ASUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3. ASRock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

what do you think? any suggestions or tips?

Much appreciated.

P.S rig is for gaming and school work (mostly gaming :) )

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December 20, 2011 1:48:50 AM

I'll recommend the Asus because Asus is supposedly better than ASRock and it has two more USB 2.0 connectors than the ASRock without sacrificing the PCIe x4 slot and PCIe 3.0 compatibility for the PCIe x16 and x8 slots (they share 16 lanes) that the Gigabyte lacks.
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December 20, 2011 1:51:42 AM

I suggest you get a 2x4GB 1600MHz 1.5v RAM kit found on the QVL of whatever motherboard you end up choosing for the best chance of RAM compatibility. If no acceptable kit is found that meets those expectations (highly unlikely) then report back here if you haven't already chosen your RAM.
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December 20, 2011 5:07:08 PM

I've already bought the 1.25v RAM and i was just wondering if it would make a huge difference in performance if i stuck with the lower voltage
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