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I would not go with dual channel RAM, I think with such a great board you can afford the extra 20-30$ for matched sticks.

You'll be able to run them, but getting at higher clock speeds will be difficult.

Yeah I actually did the pricing and going with two quad sets with higher clocks would be the better deal.
    
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I just got my extreme iv bf3 edition mobo today.

During my unboxing, I noticed that the 4-way sli and 3-way sli bridges weren't wrapped in anything (ie - for protection)

Was everyone else's like this as well?
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you know when they say dual or quad channel kits the only difference is the amount of dimms in the kit.
 
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Jingiko, what RAM are you looking for? I heard to want to water cool, why not go for Dominator RAM as well 

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Tobarus, I don't think it actually matters much, over many boards, I've gotten SLI bridges/xfire bridges either super well packed, or just thrown in there thumb.gif

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I just got my extreme iv bf3 edition mobo today.
During my unboxing, I noticed that the 4-way sli and 3-way sli bridges weren't wrapped in anything (ie - for protection)
Was everyone else's like this as well?

Yeah, that's the way ASUS packages the SLI bridges with all of their motherboards.
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Jingiko, what RAM are you looking for? I heard to want to water cool, why not go for Dominator RAM as well 
wheee.gif

Tobarus, I don't think it actually matters much, over many boards, I've gotten SLI bridges/xfire bridges either super well packed, or just thrown in there thumb.gif

Dominator ram is insanely beautiful I have the red ones for the x58 board but I doubt ill liquid cool my ram sticks. I was leaning toward the Gskill ones, yet I want to populate all of the dimm slots just to see what will happen at 32GB and if I can max it out on Adobe and Sony Vegas

My main concern is getting the 2133 or 1866a big difference in OC? Im not trying to break records I just want a decent 4.5-5Ghz on my 3930k.
Ill be running two loops (CPU/mobo & GPU) so cooling it wont be a problem.

Id probably lean toward two 16gb quad kits of 1866MHz or should I shell the extra $100 for the 2133MHz?
If running 1600 is fine id deff save my money on memory and use it elsewhere such as additional SSDs for Raid0

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231503

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231504

Also is running 1600MHz that bad? Don't most people OC it to 1866MHz anyway? If I can run 1600MHz Dominators id deff go with the Dominators then.
    
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I'm a firm believer that you can get away with lower speed RAM and overclock it further, therefore the max I'd buy right now is 2133 because the max sold is 2400 which probably is just topped out 2133 ram...

 

The RAM you posted there will do the job; I'm a little sad that it's already rated at 1.65v, it probably pin-points that you can't get it further by much.

 

I think we'll need to test it to see at which point RAM becomes an issue. I think if you get 1600mhz you could actually be OK on that side because multipliers should be able to get very low still since it's supported out of the box.

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I'm a firm believer that you can get away with lower speed RAM and overclock it further, therefore the max I'd buy right now is 2133 because the max sold is 2400 which probably is just topped out 2133 ram...

The RAM you posted there will do the job; I'm a little sad that it's already rated at 1.65v, it probably pin-points that you can't get it further by much.

I think we'll need to test it to see at which point RAM becomes an issue. I think if you get 1600mhz you could actually be OK on that side because multipliers should be able to get very low still since it's supported out of the box.

Interesting, thanks for the advice ill refer back to this thread when I make my purchase!! +REP
    
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Picked up my RPG IV Extreme, G.Skill Ripjaw Z kit and 3630k CPU. Waiting on an order of MDPC screws before I start building smile.gif

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The manual says to populate PCIe slots 1 & 4 for a two card SLI setup. Is this suggested for optimal air cooling or for some electronic reason? I will be using water cooled video cards and would rather populate slots 1 & 2 if it won't hurt electronic performance.
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