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Upgrading RAM/MOBO, give your thoughts please.

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May 11, 2012 1:45:12 AM

So, earlier today I received some help on whether or not to go for Ivy Bridge or not.

After a lot of searching today I decided on this upgrade :

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

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

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

The only problem I forsee is that my current ASRock 870 Extreme 3 is an absolute piece, and my GPU artifacts anytime I overclock..so I've basically left that alone for now.

Has anyone used the Extreme6? Any thoughts on any of this? Thanks for your help.
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May 11, 2012 3:36:55 AM

On MB, Not alot of responses yet (only 25), but the stats are *iss poor (only 64% 4/5 egg and 28% 1/2 egg rating).
For what it's worth I have the Asrock Z68 Extreme 4 and had NO problems on build nor since.

For Ram, Take a look at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Very close to what I'm using in my two systems:
i5-2500k - 16 gigs (4 x 4) Ripjaw DDR3-1600 CL 7, 8, 7, 24 @ 1.60 V
i5-750 - 8 Gigs (4 x 2) Ripjaw DDR3-1600 CL 7, 8, 7, 24 @ 1.60 V
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May 11, 2012 5:54:20 AM

Samsung memory is less likely to give you troubles.
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