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    strudinox
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    Okay, I can’t wait for Haswell so I’m upgrading now. Before I pull the trigger, let me know what you think:

    Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77
    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB)

    I want to keep it under $700 so this fits perfectly.

    #196826

    Agoneous
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    Perfect fit. You know what you’re doing.

    #196820

    Joe
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    Needs more RAM. Otherwise perfect.

    #196821
    Enad
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    Why are you upgrading if you play a game once a year? :p

    #196815
    Jester
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    Yeah why upgrade? And why to a CPU with hyperthreading? Most don’t benefit from it. But those are a great selection of parts regardless.

    #196808
    strudinox
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    Im having a lot of issues with my current build. I bought it about 2.5 years ago so its about time to retire it. I want hyperthreading mostly for rendering performance.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2

    #196823

    remixedcat
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    Good parts… how good has G.Skill RAM been for you though? I’ve always got Corsair RAM.

    I got 16GB XMS 3 (DDR3) RAM. Might get another pair as well. I want more RAM for my VMs.

    Might also get a dedicated SSD for the VMs too.

    #196816
    Jester
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    One should only look at G.SKILL, Corsair, or Mushkin RAM.

    #196809
    strudinox
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    Okay, I’ve modified it a bit. Going with the EVGA Z77 FTW http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188120&Tpk=evga%20z77%20ftw

    And the Corsair Vengeance 16GB kit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233299

    #196817
    Jester
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    You do not want to get an EVGA Z77 lol. Their BIOS is so ancient compared to the others.

    #196824

    remixedcat
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    What about an Asrock?

    #196810
    strudinox
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    @jester 115656 wrote:

    You do not want to get an EVGA Z77 lol. Their BIOS is so ancient compared to the others.

    I went with EVGA because I was able to save $110 off of retail price.

    @remixedcat 115657 wrote:

    What about an Asrock?

    I’ve never used Asrock, nor seen them used in friends builds. So they are not in my “comfort zone” of hardware lol.

    #196818
    Jester
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    LOL okay strud, that would seal the deal for me too. But when it comes to Z77/X79, the absolute best are ASUS, ASRock, and Gigabyte. MSI is close too. But EVGA’s Z77s aren’t bad so that’s a great deal. EVGA X79s on the other hand… avoid at all costs.

    #196811
    strudinox
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    LOL noted 😀

    I had mixed feelings about it as well. But the money savings will let me get better RAM as well as new computer speakers which I needed badly.

    #196822
    Enad
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    I had an Asrock in my mini PC, it was great. Don’t be afraid of them, they’re one of the best brands.

    I have to ask again, why exactly are you upgrading to such high end stuff? You don’t exactly game, ever. Are you doing this purely for folding or whatever lol?

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