P9X79 Pro, is it ok to use any DDR3 RAM?

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?
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  1. As long as the ram conforms to norms, most ram will work. The most important thing is to get ram that 1.5 volt. Don't get any higher voltage ram than that.
  2. 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
    CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10


    CMT32GX3M4X1866C9
    CMZ32GX3M4X1866C10R
    CMZ32GX3M4X1866C10

    G.SKILL (optimized XMP for LGA 2011):
    F3-12800CL10Q-32GBZL

    F3-14900CL10Q-32GBZL
    F3-2133C9Q-32GZH

    F3-17000CL11Q-32GBZL
    F3-19200CL10Q-32GBZH
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