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post #1 of 10
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My upgrade wishlist: https://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=15235794

so what do u think?
if somebody has experience with this mobo could you please tell me your experence?
is the crucial m4 the best bang for my buck?

I have no experience with water cooling.. i just chose the h100 as a place holder. i actually want to go 4 external watercooling because i want to keep the great airflow (thermaltake chaser mk-1 w/ 3 x 200mm and one 120 mm) and coloured fans. i could route the external water cooling above my 120mm fan here:

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or should i get an h80 and place it :

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edit: i put this into this section because it might turn into a build log
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Crucial M4 256 GB Arctic Accelero 7970 (gpu aftermarket cooler) Windows 7 home premium 64 bit Apple LED Cinema Display 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LXH-WG541 Razer Black Widow ultimate Seasonic x series Thermaltake Chaser MK-I 
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post #3 of 10
We can't see your wishlist. You should paste it here instead.
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by fkjac View Post

We can't see your wishlist. You should paste it here instead.

oh lol.

MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge

Crucial M4 64 GB

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133

CORSAIR H100
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Crucial M4 256 GB Arctic Accelero 7970 (gpu aftermarket cooler) Windows 7 home premium 64 bit Apple LED Cinema Display 
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post #5 of 10
The Crucial M4 has a very good build quality from what I have heard. Sure you lose a TINY bit of speed, but it will last you a long time. The only better one would be the Intel ones, but they are much more expensive. I'd say go for that one.

You don't need 2133MHz RAM, since you won't see any noticeable performance increases. I suggest getting 1333MHz instead, since it is a lot cheaper.
post #6 of 10
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The Crucial M4 has a very good build quality from what I have heard. Sure you lose a TINY bit of speed, but it will last you a long time. The only better one would be the Intel ones, but they are much more expensive. I'd say go for that one.
You don't need 2133MHz RAM, since you won't see any noticeable performance increases. I suggest getting 1333MHz instead, since it is a lot cheaper.

the reason i put 2133 ram in is because when playing games, i get a lot of texture loading when looking around and moving. Im assuming this is because of slow ram speeds, right?
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Crucial M4 256 GB Arctic Accelero 7970 (gpu aftermarket cooler) Windows 7 home premium 64 bit Apple LED Cinema Display 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256 GB Arctic Accelero 7970 (gpu aftermarket cooler) Windows 7 home premium 64 bit Apple LED Cinema Display 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LXH-WG541 Razer Black Widow ultimate Seasonic x series Thermaltake Chaser MK-I 
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by WakaFlockaFlam2 View Post

the reason i put 2133 ram in is because when playing games, i get a lot of texture loading when looking around and moving. Im assuming this is because of slow ram speeds, right?

Not necessarily, this is probably more VRAM limited than anything. What graphics card do you plan on using?
post #8 of 10
I love my m4!!!!
And i personally avoid msi products like the plague but that's just me, Id go with asus or gigabyte personally.
ss of m4 performance on a asus z-77 pro450


And for the h-100 Id suggest one of the new raza kits.

http://www.jab-tech.com/XSPC-Rasa-750-RX240-CPU-watercooling-kit-pr-4779.html
Edited by solar0987 - 5/20/12 at 12:06pm
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by guitarmageddon88 View Post

Not necessarily, this is probably more VRAM limited than anything. What graphics card do you plan on using?

Im using a diamond 7970 with aftermarket cooling
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256 GB Arctic Accelero 7970 (gpu aftermarket cooler) Windows 7 home premium 64 bit Apple LED Cinema Display 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LXH-WG541 Razer Black Widow ultimate Seasonic x series Thermaltake Chaser MK-I 
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R.A.T 7 Razer Galiathus alpha Beats Studio 
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Intel core i7 3770k ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe Radeon HD 7970 G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB 2400 Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256 GB Arctic Accelero 7970 (gpu aftermarket cooler) Windows 7 home premium 64 bit Apple LED Cinema Display 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LXH-WG541 Razer Black Widow ultimate Seasonic x series Thermaltake Chaser MK-I 
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by WakaFlockaFlam2 View Post

Im using a diamond 7970 with aftermarket cooling

Hmm... I really doubt its a shortfall with your memory. I ran 8gb 1333 cl8 for a while under SLI and I was just fine. My limitation as far as jumpiness and texture loading was the VRAM. It could just be a slow HD since all that data has to come from somewhere.
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