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December 27, 2012 11:23:03 AM

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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December 27, 2012 11:40:32 AM

change RAM to DDR6 1600 and make sure its 1.5V
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December 27, 2012 1:10:06 PM

@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/P8B7...

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....
December 27, 2012 1:40:06 PM

Z77 is for OCing

B75 and H77 arent great at it or cant (sorry limited understanding on my part)
December 27, 2012 1:46:13 PM

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...
December 27, 2012 3:56:52 PM

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

a b ) Power supply
December 27, 2012 7:10:13 PM

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=N82E168...

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.

December 28, 2012 3:49:46 AM

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=N82E168...

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?

a b ) Power supply
December 28, 2012 11:51:14 AM

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/...

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.
December 28, 2012 12:21:28 PM

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 =)
a b ) Power supply
December 28, 2012 7:07:31 PM

No worries! Hope all goes well with your build and your PC!
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