Are these ok together?

I've never been very good with picking motherboard so I'd like some help here, to know if this mobo is fine?


These are what I'm looking to buy:
Processor: Intel Core i3-3220 Dual-Core Processor 119e
Motherboard: Asus P8H61-M LX3 R2.0 Desktop Motherboard 48e
RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 40e

These I already have:
Graphics Card: Twin Frozr III GeForce GTX 660
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series CMPSU-750TXV2 750 W Power Supply
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  1. Technically they'll work together, but that is the Sandy Bridge MOBO. Use this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131831

    It's the latest, designed for Ivy Bridge.

    Edit: Actually that MOBO apparently didn't get great reviews, so maybe this one instead if you don't mind the bigger form factor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131826

    Basically anything with H77 in the name.
  2. change RAM to DDR6 1600 and make sure its 1.5V
  3. @JMer806 Ok so those 2 are not available in nearby stores atm so I'm going to link the one I can buy: (this is also cheaper than those 2, why?)

    ASUS - P8B75-M LX - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8B75M_LX/

    What's the diference on that one B75 compared to H77 or asrock Z77?

    If I had a better budget I woulda gone for asrock Z77 extreme4 and i5 2500k but yeah....
  4. Z77 is for OCing

    B75 and H77 arent great at it or cant (sorry limited understanding on my part)
  5. Ok since i3 3220 can't be overclocked, would ASUS - P8B75-M LX be good?

    I don't really mind if i can't overclock ram/cpu but can it still overclock gpu?

    Right now my cpu is Core 2 Duo E7400 and my ram is 3x 1gb 800mhz sticks...
  6. Also I've found some nice ram that is not 1.65v and is 1600mhz 1.35v

    Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

    or can you give me some other RAM recommendation?

    Also if anyone can answer my last post please, so I can go buy it =)

    It will look like this -

    Processor: Intel Core i3-3220 Dual-Core Processor 119e
    RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    Motherboard: ASUS - P8B75-M LX
    Graphics Card: Twin Frozr III GeForce GTX 660
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series CMPSU-750TXV2 750 W Power Supply
  7. There's not much difference between B75 and H77, except that H77 has a few more features... that said, it doesn't look like you have an SSD, which is the main feature difference (H77 has Smart Response Tech which lets the SSD function as a hard drive cache, IIRC). So really either is fine.

    Get this RAM instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546

    It looks like the low-voltage RAM you've selected might not be supported by the MB... at least, I don't see the model number on the supported vendor list on the site you posted. Regular 1.5v is a much safer bet.
  8. JMer806 said:
    There's not much difference between B75 and H77, except that H77 has a few more features... that said, it doesn't look like you have an SSD, which is the main feature difference (H77 has Smart Response Tech which lets the SSD function as a hard drive cache, IIRC). So really either is fine.

    Get this RAM instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546

    It looks like the low-voltage RAM you've selected might not be supported by the MB... at least, I don't see the model number on the supported vendor list on the site you posted. Regular 1.5v is a much safer bet.


    Thanks for that one I tho I saw it being supported guess I was wrong, that ram you just linked doesn't seem to show up on support list for that mobo either...

    Would it make a diference if I just used 1.65v ones? maybe downclock it to 1.5v?

    Ok let me just make it easier.

    My budget atm for ram/cpu/mobo is 240-250 euros max wich is around 317-331 us dollars.

    I want CPU: i3 3220 unless there is a better option?
  9. You're right, I don't see it either. Likely both brands are supported, but maybe not.

    1.5v RAM is safest. Technically speaking, Intel says for IB use RAM that is +/- 5% of 1.5v is spec, so 1.65v RAM is technically out of spec, which means it can damage your processor's memory control and void your warranty. On the other hand, their spec sheets show a lot of 1.65v RAM modules as supported, so it's not clear cut. Check out pages 11-12 of this for more info: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/core/3rd-gen-core-desktop-vol-1-datasheet.html

    For myself, I would prefer to play it safe and use 1.5v RAM at 1600 mhz. Corsair Vengeance low-profile is great RAM if you don't like the brands listed so far.
  10. Thanks JMer806, someone told me to just ignore the QVL and go for what the ram spec shows.

    So yeah I'm going for these - http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=474

    Because the store has them on sale, shows B75 chipset, 2nd/3rd gen core and 1.5v so it looks these will work fine, I've learned how to choose stuff now tho :)

    I tho this thread was set to Question :| So can't give best answer... anyways thanks for all the help =)
  11. No worries! Hope all goes well with your build and your PC!
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