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Alright so I am planning on upgrading to Ivy Bridge when it comes out. However, because of business reasons I have to split up the cost into separate orders. The computer will be used for gaming and video editing.

I am thinking about buying a 16gb ram kit and SSD next month, and then getting an Ivy bridge mobo + CPU when they come out.

Essentially my questions is this: If I buy a decent Corsair or G-skill 1600mhz kit will I run into any compatibility problems down the line? I've never ran into this kind of problem, but I want to make sure.
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you wont aslong as its any DDR3 max 1.65V 240pin stick you wil be fine thumb.gif
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you wont aslong as its any DDR3 max 1.65V 240pin stick you wil be fine thumb.gif

Thanks. That's kinda what I suspected, just wasn't sure.

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your welcone, just onething.. i would look at these samsumg stick that have been highly recomened on OCN as you may have seen.
no heatspreders so great for large air-coolers, i like heat spreaders because they look good but can be more a gimmic.
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Extreme-MV-3V4G3D-US/dp/B00592002W/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top but these beast overclock awsome and with Ivy bridge on a z&& nativly supporting 1600 RAM, i bet you could push them out to about 2200, even more smile.gif
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The timings seem a bit high at CL 11. In any case Samsung memory doesn't seem to be available in Canada.

On that note though I'm actually not sure if I will be getting a new HSF, reusing my TRUE or buying an integrated water unit.

I can't find any TRUE mounting brackets for LGA 1155/1156 in Canada. At the same time I'm not sure what HSF would be comparable to the TRUE but at a reasonable sub 60$ price. Getting an Integrated water unit would remove any worry about ram, but I'm not a fan of the extra noise generated running the fans high.
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Quote:
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The timings seem a bit high at CL 11. In any case Samsung memory doesn't seem to be available in Canada.

On that note though I'm actually not sure if I will be getting a new HSF, reusing my TRUE or buying an integrated water unit.

I can't find any TRUE mounting brackets for LGA 1155/1156 in Canada. At the same time I'm not sure what HSF would be comparable to the TRUE but at a reasonable sub 60$ price. Getting an Integrated water unit would remove any worry about ram, but I'm not a fan of the extra noise generated running the fans high.


 

Yes there are for Canada here: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

 

They just stocked up right at the second now (email notification) and I just bought 2 kits right now for my Ivy Bridge build.

 
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