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I am currently finishing buying the last components for a new tower. The motherboard I am considering is the ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131818

Now the details say the mobo can use this type of RAM...
DDR3 2800(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066

And I am considering this RAM G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231518

I am also thinking of either the i5-2500k Sandy Bridge CPU or the i5-3570k Ivy Bridge CPU. My problem I need advice on is the i5-3570k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504 says this on the details tab....
Integrated Memory Controller Speed - Dual-channel DDR3 Memory Controller supports DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1600 memory

Now, does this mean if I use the i5-3570k Ivy Bridge CPU I can only use DDR3-1333 or DDR3-1600 RAM or do I go by what the motherboard supports? Also, since the CPU has an integrated memory controller, will it conflict with the motherboard?

Thank you for any help.
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  1. I am also thinking of either the i5-2500k Sandy Bridge CPU or the i5-3570k Ivy Bridge CPU. My problem I need advice on is the i5-3570k
    Get 3570K, its better, newer and it has some cool features.


    Now, does this mean if I use the i5-3570k Ivy Bridge CPU I can only use DDR3-1333 or DDR3-1600 RAM or do I go by what the motherboard supports?
    U can use anything u want.

    Those are Intel specs.

    U can use 2400MHz, if your mobo and RAM and u can handle it.

    Just try to get @ 1.5V, it will run bit cooler than 1.65V : )


    Also, since the CPU has an integrated memory controller, will it conflict with the motherboard?

    SB has integrated memory controller too.
  2. What CPU cooler are u getting?
  3. G.SKILL Sniper Series is good RAM and u have also one of the best mobos.

    Good set up.
  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO

    I want one that I can change the fan out easy enough if need be without removing the heatsink and I've seen some good comments about this one.

    Now the G.Skill RAM I linked says it runs at 1.65V. Should I try to find different RAM that runs at 1.5V?

    And I didn't know the Sandy Bridge i5-2550k had a built on memory controller since it didn't say anything on the details page.
  5. Corsair Vengeance
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186

    GSkill Sniper
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226184

    All three are good & low profile, which would fit under almost all CPU heatsinks.
  6. Best answer
    All the above are fine, I will ad this one, great RAM.

    G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

    $59.99

    FREE SHIPPING


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460
  7. nikorr said:
    All the above are fine, I will ad this one, great RAM.

    G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

    $59.99

    FREE SHIPPING


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460
    +1 this ram works well with Asrock & Asus mobo not that others won't but this one gets my vote ;)
  8. As fas as CPU goes personally i don't like ivy runs to hot for my overclocking desires plus i don't think it's worth the extra $20 bucks i would go with i5-2500k then again most like i5-3570k and if your going to get a Z77 mobo it is better suited for that. These look really minimal yet classy & sexy lol with Asus mobos Ram:G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C8D-8GAB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231548#top

    Ram:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233196#top
  9. Well, I don't intend to overclock no matter which CPU I get, so that's not much consideration to me. I just don't need to for my needs.

    The thing about the PC14900 and PC12800 memory, aren't they much slower than the PC17000? Is going with the 1.5v really that important than the 1.65v?
  10. wildkitten said:
    Well, I don't intend to overclock no matter which CPU I get, so that's not much consideration to me. I just don't need to for my needs.

    The thing about the PC14900 and PC12800 memory, aren't they much slower than the PC17000? Is going with the 1.5v really that important than the 1.65v?
    Then why are you considering buying either CPU those are for overclocking if you don't intend on doing that you want i5-2400 or i5-2500 or i5-3450 or i5-3550 and yes it's important to get 1.5v to ensure the ram runs stable
  11. Because of the Tom's gaming CPU guides. These are listed as the best for the price range.
  12. Best answer selected by wildkitten.
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  14. Good luck!
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