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Will this ram and cpu cooler fit these mobos?

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November 25, 2012 2:36:37 AM

Building a new rig and want to know if these combination of parts will work well together (spatially). Basically, I want to know if this ram is too big to fit these mobos with this cooler.

Mobo 1 (Asrock): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo 2 (Gigabyte): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, any suggestions on which mobo to get would be nice (will be pairing it with either a 3770k, 3570k or 2700k)
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November 25, 2012 2:47:50 AM

I have the Extreme4 and 3570K. with the ram you picked... if you put the two sticks in the far right dimms then you should be fine. Now the CPU choice should depend on what your going to be doing
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November 25, 2012 2:47:54 AM

Both those motherboards have plenty of room - you should be fine.

The extreme 4 is out of stock, so it's a moot point... but I'd go with the z77x-ud3h.
It's basically the same as the one you have, minus a single PCIe slot and a handful of sata connectors, for $70 less.

What are you doing with this rig? If it's mostly gaming, the 3570k is more than enough CPU, and won't bottleneck for years. (And since games don't use hyperthreading, the i5 is equally good as the i7 at gaming anyways.) Don't get the 2700k - no point in getting older technology.
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November 25, 2012 2:54:25 AM

I've nailed it down to 3570k or 3770k. I do a bit of multitasking in between playing games (unless its BF3, i shut everything down for that one). I am a web producer and developer so I am constantly bouncing around. Is it really worth it to go with the 3770k in this case? I'm on a pretty tight budget but if its going to save me in the years ahead, I guess I will bite the bullet. Although, at microcenter there is no bundle deal on the mobos when going with the 3770k. So will the 3570k suffice? With the combo, I save a nice penny that I could put into an SSD or something. Upgrading from a Phenom AM2+ 9850 x4 Black so I realize the performance will be a huge boost, but I tend to only upgrade once every 3-4 years (although, I don't mind upgrading the cpu sooner if I have to)

Note: I do plan to overclock but im not super into it like most are. I will probably be running stock for a while until I can figure out better cooling (using a HAF and CM212).

Prices on each cpu:

3570k: http://microcenter.com/product/388 [...] _Processor

3770k: http://microcenter.com/product/388 [...] _Processor


Pic of ad: http://imgur.com/n8sgT
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November 25, 2012 2:59:19 AM

Rockdpm said:
I have the Extreme4 and 3570K. with the ram you picked... if you put the two sticks in the far right dimms then you should be fine. Now the CPU choice should depend on what your going to be doing


What about the other DIMM slots? Are they rendered useless? I would like to put 16gb in eventually via 4 sticks.
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November 25, 2012 3:03:27 AM

Hey bro. I do a little bit of HTML coding and my I5 does fine for programming. But if you doing heavy rendering or coding while playing games and such. the I7 is worth it. especially for 230. the regular price for a 3570K is around 239. and the 3770K is a 330$ processor.. thats on sale right there
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November 25, 2012 3:04:53 AM

gjt86 said:
What about the other DIMM slots? Are they rendered useless? I would like to put 16gb in eventually via 4 sticks.

Well then make sure you mount the cooler on with the fan on the opposite side of the DIMMS. even still you should be able to fill all four dimms as the heatsinks arent quite as tall as others. and there isn't anything wrong with the dimms is just if you have a fan covering clearance to the heatsinks on the ram then it will be a tight fit
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November 25, 2012 3:06:31 AM

Yeah, I do HTML as well, but mainly do most of my work in heavy IDEs or VS for C#. Occasional mockups in photoshop, etc. But most of this is not while I'm gaming, unless I'm playing diablo 3, guildwars, everquest (I tend to go afk and get lost doing work). Is the extra 60 or so bucks worth it here?

Should note my build so far:

Cooler: CM212
Mobo: One of those two above
Memory: 8gb Gskill ripjaw (above)
PSU: Coolermaster realpower pro 650w
Video Card: 560 ti
CPU: oh, the choices.
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November 25, 2012 3:10:08 AM

Rockdpm said:
Hey bro. I do a little bit of HTML coding and my I5 does fine for programming. But if you doing heavy rendering or coding while playing games and such. the I7 is worth it. especially for 230. the regular price for a 3570K is around 239. and the 3770K is a 330$ processor.. thats on sale right there


I'm cool with that as long as everything checks out and operates like it should! :) 

Unfortunately, the 3770k without the combo deal is a bit expensive for me, hence the reason I would like to know if its worth it. Will it be a while before prices are like this again on these parts?
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November 25, 2012 3:12:05 AM

gjt86 said:
Yeah, I do HTML as well, but mainly do most of my work in heavy IDEs or VS for C#. Occasional mockups in photoshop, etc. But most of this is not while I'm gaming, unless I'm playing diablo 3, guildwars, everquest (I tend to go afk and get lost doing work). Is the extra 60 or so bucks worth it here?

Well if you do your work seperate and don't mix work with pleasure then the I5 3570K at the end of the day will be just fine. now for BF3, the 3770K benefits. Because the hyperthreading is utilized since BF3 multiplayer loves CPU and Graphics. But if you get a 3570K and spend more towards your graphics (GTX 670 or better) and your sitting at Ultra :) 
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November 25, 2012 3:13:25 AM

BF3 utilizes HT? Or do you mean while bouncing around apps?

And mixing work with pleasure can, at times, be hard to refrain from :p 
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November 25, 2012 3:18:33 AM

gjt86 said:
BF3 utilizes HT? Or do you mean while bouncing around apps?

And mixing work with pleasure can, at times, be hard to refrain from :p 

Yes. now theoretically the 3770K does has 8 cores. but 4 are disabled and instead it has 8 "threads" which is just another name for "Hyper threading cores". BF3 loves Cores and it Loves a good GPU.

Well if you love work with pleasure.... I charge more lol :D  jk
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November 25, 2012 3:22:25 AM

Great info, thanks a lot. However, my question still remains. Is the 3770k for 230 and the gigabyte mobo at full price a better deal than the combo (given the supposed low prices on each item)?
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November 25, 2012 3:33:10 AM

179 for a UD5? yea thats a reasonable price. I'd buy it.... If i were you with money to spend.
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November 25, 2012 4:14:13 AM

Pair it with a 3570 or 3770 though for the price?
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November 25, 2012 4:14:42 AM

Was trying to stay a tad under 400 since I already bought everything else I need besides mobo/cpu.
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November 25, 2012 4:31:20 AM

Yea if you have already the graphics card. get the I7 3770K and the UD5
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