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Building new rig - best mem for ASUS P8Z68-V PRO?

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March 27, 2012 6:12:38 AM

Hi guys,

I'm open to suggestions, but this is what I'm thinking about getting so far:
Corsair 600T white
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III


Things I need your help with making the best decision:

I am thinking of getting dual GPU's. Having said that - I will need to get PCIe 3.0 cards right? What do you suggest? I'm leaning towards 680s.

Memory. I have the QVL list but I'm really not sure what would be the best choice based on quality and performance?
http://support.asus.com/QVL.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&m=P8Z...

Acer GD235HZbid Black / Orange 23.6" 2ms(GTG). I am an avid gamer. I don't want to sacrifice anything here - is there any 'gotchas' I should be aware of when choosing between this and other 120hz monitors?

Cheers,
j

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March 27, 2012 6:26:03 AM
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I would recommend

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM

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

I have it , its really good ram , and its fast , oh and for getting dual gpu , as of right now Id definitely go with sli gtx 680's
March 27, 2012 6:53:31 AM

I also have the above RAM. very good stuff. and not overpriced like some 'high speed' memory.

You don't have to get a pci 3.0 GPU, any will work. the PCIe standards are back compatible.

As for the gpu, either a 7970 or 680 would be an amazing choice. they are virtually identical performance wise (when taking overclocking into account) so just get whichever is cheaper. I will most likely be getting a 7970, but in my country they are a fair bit cheaper.
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March 29, 2012 1:40:57 AM

Best answer selected by JwB_99.
March 29, 2012 5:41:09 AM

Also about the 2700k , Idk when your planning to buy your rig , but ivy bridge is coming out soon and id swap the 2700k with the Ivy Bridge 3770k , its said to be faster more power efficient and at the same price 320$ range im guessing, If your not in a immediate rush, wait for the 3770k as its close , April 29th (Supposedly)
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