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May 6, 2012 11:15:55 AM

Hey community,

I would like to build a new Ivy Bridge System for gaming, I want a new MOBO to go with the i5 3570k,

I was wondering what's the difference / which is better between the:

ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Performance - http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Fatal1ty%20...
ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional - http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Fatal1ty%20...

Also With my new Ram i have the choice between:
Corsair Vengeance 2 x 4GB 1600MHz - http://www.corsair.com/memory-by-product-family/vengean...
or
G.Skill RipjawsX 2x 4GB 1600MHz - http://gskill.com/products.php?index=355


Summary of what my comp is going to be with those new parts,

Case Sharkoon T9 Red Value Case
GTX 460 SE ( I know needs an upgrade but will do it later)
Antec HCG 750W
1TB Seagate Barracuda

So yeah I would love to know the answer because the deals I can get on them are Ending soon, Thanks.
~DoseAU

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May 6, 2012 1:55:45 PM

I would go with the professional board. It has the 16+8 power phase and a second pcie 3.0 lane that might come in handy down the road. Of the 2 choices you gave I would go with the corsair because of the lower latency. I would, if it were me, take a look at the G-Skill 2133 memory. Latency goes up but I like the speed boost myself.
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May 6, 2012 9:11:54 PM

I'm not sure the Ivy bridge 3570k can handle the 2133 memory.
Thanks :D 
~DoseAU
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May 6, 2012 11:03:37 PM

Don't be fooled by the 1333 - 1600Mhz you see on the web site. Those are official specs and they won't guarantee memory that is overclocked and 2133 is an overclock. If you look at the specs for the motherboard it tells you that these DDR3 2800+(OC)/2400(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/ 1600/1333/1066 are the supported memory modules so as long as you pick something off their QVL for your board you will get those speeds. ^ you notice the OC OverClock
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May 7, 2012 1:04:46 AM

I might just play it safe because i don't want to risk it, but i do like the G.Skills, because i've heard people have had problems with the Corsair Vengeance.
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