ASRock or Other

Hey all,
I have decided to wait for the release of Ivy Bridge to purchase a CPU, but I am trying to gather all other hardware components before the release, so it can hopefully be a drop in and play function.

Things I have:

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance Power Supply

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC

Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


Don't have a video card yet, leaning toward the EVGA FERMI 560, although I may hold off for the new GTX 680 if its not crazy $$ (looking to spend around 250.00-300$ for vid. card)

I want to make sure the MoBo will take full advantage of the Ivy Bridge technology when it gets released (most likely after a bios update...?)

Will be mostly used for heavy gaming. Looking to get 16gb memory so I wont have to upgrade for a few years, and a MoBo that has multiple PCI e x3.0 slots available.

What would be the best kind of Mobo + memory combo. I have spent a lot of time researching ASRock, and Mushkin for the combo, but wanted to see what the community thinks. Willing to drop up to 130 $ ish for the memory, and another 250$ ish for a mo bo ....

Thanks for all input !
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  2. gzjonny said:
    Hey all,
    I have decided to wait for the release of Ivy Bridge to purchase a CPU, but I am trying to gather all other hardware components before the release, so it can hopefully be a drop in and play function.

    Things I have:

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance Power Supply

    Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC

    Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


    Don't have a video card yet, leaning toward the EVGA FERMI 560, although I may hold off for the new GTX 680 if its not crazy $$ (looking to spend around 250.00-300$ for vid. card)

    I want to make sure the MoBo will take full advantage of the Ivy Bridge technology when it gets released (most likely after a bios update...?)

    Will be mostly used for heavy gaming. Looking to get 16gb memory so I wont have to upgrade for a few years, and a MoBo that has multiple PCI e x3.0 slots available.

    What would be the best kind of Mobo + memory combo. I have spent a lot of time researching ASRock, and Mushkin for the combo, but wanted to see what the community thinks. Willing to drop up to 130 $ ish for the memory, and another 250$ ish for a mo bo ....

    Thanks for all input !

    Hi there,


    I recommend CORSAIR Vengeance 99% of the time, quality RAM and low profile with XMP profile.

    And if u will get an aftermarket CPU cooler, low profile is the worry free remedy with perfect fit with any large cooler.

    CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233198
    Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.
  3. And great mobo ... Loaded, performance, features, great power design....
    ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

    Smart Digi+,TUF w/5 yrs warranty,Thermal Armor


    $239.99


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821

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