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ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Recommended Ram?

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September 30, 2012 5:26:57 PM

Hello everyone,

I just ordered 90% of my new build.
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce GTX 670
i5-3570k Ivy Bridge
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SATA III Solid State Drive
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

I was thinking this ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But I saw another version of the corsair vengeance that looks to be the same specs with huge heatsink blades on it. I'm just completely lost on this now, between all the other research I have been doing I've become burnt out. I was hoping to spend under $65 on the ram. Please help me out.
I plan on buying this with the ram to complete the build:

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

I have an older Sony dvd burner I will reuse.

Thank you for any insight.
September 30, 2012 7:19:48 PM

bigcyco1 said:
The one your looking at is fine or this one would be fine same thing RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Thanks for that. I have one more question; when I finish setting up my computer should I update my bios to the most current release?
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September 30, 2012 7:24:29 PM

uselessmidget said:
Thanks for that. I have one more question; when I finish setting up my computer should I update my bios to the most current release?
Yes :) 
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September 30, 2012 8:07:50 PM

I wouldn't update the bios. I only recommend it if you NEED to update it to fix a problem or upgrade a cpu, otherwise leave it alone.

I've built all my own pc's since 1997 and NEVER updated a single bios on my own computer, never had to. However, I will have to on my current mobo when I upgrade to Ivy Bridge.

$29 after rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 30, 2012 8:29:26 PM

I've built computes since 1996 and i always update the bios start a new thread and take a vote if your worried about it.IMO it's always best to have it updated and this ram you are looking at is fine or any of these are very good as well RAM:G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 30, 2012 8:58:44 PM

Yeah lets take a vote. :sarcastic: 

If it's always the best, even though it's already brand new, why not update the bios on your video card too while your at it?

If there's no reason to do it, why do it? Don't worry about it.

Stay away from Crucial Ballistix too, it's absolute garbage I've rma'd ballistix 4 times. I told them to send me anything BUT ballistix the 4th time, and they sent me back generic ram, without even any heatsinks, but it's been working in my friends pc for a year now.
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September 30, 2012 9:00:07 PM

They wouldn't make bios updates if there wasn't a reason to do it's common sense imo.
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September 30, 2012 9:45:19 PM

bigcyco1 said:
They wouldn't make bios updates if there wasn't a reason to do it's common sense imo.


So your updating your video card bios every release too?
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September 30, 2012 9:55:15 PM

geekapproved said:
So your updating your video card bios every release too?
He didn't ask about a video card bios ;) 
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September 30, 2012 11:11:02 PM

Manufactuer recomends to only update BIOs if your having problems. Usually compatibality issues.
As far as the ram goes, compairing to the one I posted I will not find a significantly more reliable or powerfull alternative under $65, correct?

Thanks guys.
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September 30, 2012 11:16:30 PM

uselessmidget said:
Manufactuer recomends to only update BIOs if your having problems. Usually compatibality issues.
As far as the ram goes, compairing to the one I posted I will not find a significantly more reliable or powerfull alternative under $65, correct?

Thanks guys.
Nope your good and just because one person had issues with ram doesn't mean another will i never had any issues get the one you prefer all are good that were listed in this thread including your linked choice. ;) 
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September 30, 2012 11:21:06 PM

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October 1, 2012 12:27:13 AM

bigcyco1 said:
He didn't ask about a video card bios ;) 


But I'm asking you. If your theory of updating a brand new mobo's bios for absolutely no reason because "it's always best to keep it updated" makes sense then wouldn't it make sense to update your video cards bios too? Yet you don't? Why?
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