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Seeking advice on Mobo and Memory

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June 6, 2012 9:55:27 PM

Hello folks :hello: 

Just about to take the plunge on a new build, I just have some hesitation on the Motherboard and RAM set-up...

The Motherboard I'm going to buy is the ASRock Z77 Extreme6

As for the Memory, I'd just like to know if anyone can see any potential issues with installing this RAM:

CORSAIR CMP8GX3M2A1600C8 DOMINATOR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

It's not specified on the mobo supported mem guide, but the only reason I could think it would not be is due to the 1.65v over the supported native 1.6v

Failing that, the only other RAM I'm interested in that 'is' on the mobo approved list are these:

G-Skill 8GB G-Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 240pin DIMM

Any thoughts folks? Firstly, if you see a prob with the Dominators... And secondly, which you recommend or perceive to be the better RAM...
It's the only hold up left now before I go ahead and order the build.

Many thanks in advance,

RC. :) 

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a b } Memory
June 6, 2012 10:09:49 PM

I would just order the G-Skill since it's on the mobo list as compatible the other ram might work fine i am pretty sure it would but i honestly don't know that for a fact so i say better safe than sorry and go with the G-Skill besides it is just as good as Consair ram.
June 6, 2012 11:08:26 PM

G-Skills purchased. ;) 
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a b } Memory
June 6, 2012 11:22:49 PM

roflchops said:
G-Skills purchased. ;) 
cool! ;) 
June 7, 2012 12:36:37 AM

Final build, ordered.

Antec 1100 Gaming Case

Antec 850W High Current Pro 80plus Gold PSU

Akasa Venom Voodoo Multi Platform High Performance CPU Cooler

Intel Core i5-3570K

ASRock Z77 Extreme 6

G-Skill 8GB G-Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 240pin DIMM CL7

Asus GeForce GTX 670 1058MHz 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI DirectCU II


OCZ Technology 128GB Vertex 4 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive

Cyborg R.A.T. 7 5600 DPI Gaming Mouse

Cyborg PC Cyborg V.7 Gaming Keyboard


All in all, one happy bunny! :D 

a b } Memory
June 7, 2012 12:49:36 AM

Nice build!
June 7, 2012 12:56:57 AM

Cheers pal, and many thanks on your suggestions.

a b } Memory
June 7, 2012 1:07:57 AM

roflchops said:
Cheers pal, and many thanks on your suggestions.

No problem!My pleasure! :)