Asus Maximus 4 Extreme-z with Corsair Vengeance

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#1

Hei guys m planning to upgrade from a core 2 quad to a core i7 2600k Sandy bridge processor

i need ot upgrade my processor and motherboard so i thought i should upgrade my ram as well i have some cheap rams

anyways i will be going with the following setup

core i7 2600k - http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Intel-Core-i7-2600K-Processor-8MB-Cache-3-40-/380352741496?pt=CPUs&hash=item588eca4078#shId

Asus Maximus IV extreme-Z - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-MAXIMUS-IV-EXTREME-Z-1155-Intel-Z68-Motherboard-MB-/190558154749?pt=Motherboards&hash=item2c5e26affd#ht_9064wt_905

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9-8GB-2x4GB-DDR3-Vengeance-1-5V-/140585547451?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20bb8d36bb

Corsair H70 hydro series
Hafx- already have it
Cooler master silent proM 850 Watt- already have it
2*GTX 295 EVGA in SLI- already have it

the items with the link are the ones i am going to buy from ebay is this setup any good or are there any other rams or motherboards better

waiting for your advice :slight_smile:

also will be using this pc for gaming and video encoding as well as running multiple instances of heavy processess i want the best out of my pc


#2

To me this is a major upgrade, and MB, Processor, and Memory is a new computer. So I would put it on my Workbench and go all the way with a new Case, Power, HDD’s, Graphics Card, and Blu-ray Burner. My Workbench has has Monitor and Internet Access. Then you can take your time and load everything properly. Do you plan to reuse some things, and what kind of down time do you give yourself? :cool:


#3

While those are all good pics and you should be fine with them, I think you would be over doing it on the MB.

For the MB: ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Latest generation x16 slots.

for the RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Less money, a bit faster, and a quality brand.

The money you save on the MB can be put towards a fast SSD:
Patriot Pyro PP60GS25SSDR 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
or
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F90GB3-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive


#4

[QUOTE=eric93se;2602548]While those are all good pics and you should be fine with them, I think you would be over doing it on the MB.

For the MB: ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Latest generation x16 slots.

for the RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Less money, a bit faster, and a quality brand.

The money you save on the MB can be put towards a fast SSD:
Patriot Pyro PP60GS25SSDR 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
or
Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F90GB3-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive[/QUOTE]
You took the words right out of my mouth Eric, that mobo is an ROG ( Republic of Gamers) it offers nothing more but a fancy name a few not important extras. The New Asrock Extreme 4 Z68 is awesome, I have the first Gen that doesnt support PCI-E 3.0 but the new Asrock Extreme 4 does, that amkes it a great gaming board. [B]ROG[/B] is nothing but a show off feature JMHO.


#5

[QUOTE=shahs;2602541]Hei guys m planning to upgrade from a core 2 quad to a core i7 2600k Sandy bridge processor

i need ot upgrade my processor and motherboard so i thought i should upgrade my ram as well i have some cheap rams

anyways i will be going with the following setup

core i7 2600k - http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Intel-Core-i7-2600K-Processor-8MB-Cache-3-40-/380352741496?pt=CPUs&hash=item588eca4078#shId

Asus Maximus IV extreme-Z - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-MAXIMUS-IV-EXTREME-Z-1155-Intel-Z68-Motherboard-MB-/190558154749?pt=Motherboards&hash=item2c5e26affd#ht_9064wt_905

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9-8GB-2x4GB-DDR3-Vengeance-1-5V-/140585547451?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20bb8d36bb

Corsair H70 hydro series
Hafx- already have it
Cooler master silent proM 850 Watt- already have it
2*GTX 295 EVGA in SLI- already have it

the items with the link are the ones i am going to buy from ebay is this setup any good or are there any other rams or motherboards better

waiting for your advice :slight_smile:

also will be using this pc for gaming and video encoding as well as running multiple instances of heavy processess i want the best out of my pc[/QUOTE]

Why would you take a chance on Ebay if you have to get that motherboard, Newegg has it for the same price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131760