I'm planning to build a new X79 rig using Asus P9X79 Pro, and is considering 4x8 RAM sticks from either Corsair Vengeance or G.Skill. What I want to know is, what if my choice of RAM is not on ASUS's QVL (qualified vendor list)? Will they still work?
I know this question is already asked many times, but a friend of mine said that not all RAM are compatible with certain motherboards. For example, a motherboard won't run with "X" brand RAM, but will run with "Y" brand RAM. Is this true at all?
Any QVL is going to be very limited when it gets to 8GB/stick density. Here's some kits that I know will work, but I really don't recommend >DDR3-1600 unless you're very familiar with the BIOS including VTT, VCCSA, Phase control, etc i.e. OC'ing.
DDR3-1600 CAS 10 has the least problems and offers very good performance. Corsair Dominator's and GT's are hand picked IC's.
Corsair (optimized XMP for LGA 2011): CMP32GX3M4X1600C10