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Okay, first off, this build is already half way done. I have the CM XB Case, the Seasonic PSU, and the peripherals (mouse, monitor, keyboard, etc). Now I'm trying to decide on Motherboard and ram. I would like to OC the CPU and make the mobo as future proof as possible, while using the ram to OC for the on-board graphics, up to 1866. I would LIKE to find stock clocked 1866 ram, and the motherboard (one choice at least) has 1866 stock clock ability I think.

Choices so far:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131882&Tpk=asus%20fm2%20f2a85-v%20pro&IsVirtualParent=1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128566

I like them both, but again, more future reliability. I would like internal on-board usb 3.0 connectivity, good BIOS/UEFI management tools, and stable OC and voltage (RAM)

Ram wise I have no CLUE, but I want 8 gigs of 1866 DDR3 RAM.

Help?

Oh budget for the motherboard is up to 200 and for ram up to 80, USD.
post #2 of 14
MoBO

http://microcenter.com/product/410101/FM2A85X_Extreme6_ATX_Motherboard

--OR--

http://microcenter.com/product/400560/GA-F2A85X-UP4_Socket_FM2_ATX_AMD_Motherboard

Ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220706
     
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Western Digital WD-Blue Lite-ON iHAS124-04 AMD Stock Heatsink + Fan Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-Bit 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital WD-Blue Lite-ON iHAS124-04 AMD Stock Heatsink + Fan Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-Bit 
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OpenSUSE 12.3 XFX Pro 550W Core Edition NZXT Phantom 410 Special Edition Gunmetal 
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The ASUS has been said to give better results in overclocking.
   
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Ryzen R7 1700 Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5 Sapphire HD 6950 2GiB 2x8GB KFA2 HOF DDR4-3600 
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Crucial MX100 256GB Seagate 600 Series 240GB Seagate 7200.14 2TB Samsung F3 1TB 
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W10 Pro LG IPS235 LG E2250V KUL ES-87 
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SF Leadex II 650W Lian Li PC-A05NB Logitech G9 Xonar DX 
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SMSL SA-S3+Technics CB-250 Sennheiser HD555 
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AMD A10-5700 Gigabyte F2A75M-HD2 G.SKILL Ares 2133 CL9 Hitachi 5K750 
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Momentus .7 200GB Noctua NH-L9a Server 2012 R2 Standard AUO B156HW01 
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PicoPSU-80-WI-25V AIO Aluminium Handmade TP-Link Archer Something Something Wi-Fi AC 
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Core2Duo E6400 Core2Quad Q6600 Pentium Dual Core E5200 AsRock 4COREDUAL-SATA2 R2.0 
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A dumpload of ancient AGP cards Kingston Value DDR2-667 CL4 2T @CL3 1T Seagate 160GB 7200.10 LG IDE DVD-ROM 
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Crucial MX100 256GB Seagate 600 Series 240GB Seagate 7200.14 2TB Samsung F3 1TB 
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W10 Pro LG IPS235 LG E2250V KUL ES-87 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
SF Leadex II 650W Lian Li PC-A05NB Logitech G9 Xonar DX 
AudioAudio
SMSL SA-S3+Technics CB-250 Sennheiser HD555 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A10-5700 Gigabyte F2A75M-HD2 G.SKILL Ares 2133 CL9 Hitachi 5K750 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Momentus .7 200GB Noctua NH-L9a Server 2012 R2 Standard AUO B156HW01 
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PicoPSU-80-WI-25V AIO Aluminium Handmade TP-Link Archer Something Something Wi-Fi AC 
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Core2Duo E6400 Core2Quad Q6600 Pentium Dual Core E5200 AsRock 4COREDUAL-SATA2 R2.0 
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A dumpload of ancient AGP cards Kingston Value DDR2-667 CL4 2T @CL3 1T Seagate 160GB 7200.10 LG IDE DVD-ROM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Ghettomade CPU waterblock 49cc 2stroke engine copper radiator WinXP SP2 32bit ProView 17" 
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post #4 of 14
Why not take faster ram for same price? : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231587
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post #6 of 14
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Thank you Alpha, I appreciate you linking feedback. I just had read a few reviews and thought asus was better. The stuff you said is like spanish to me, lol. But I take it you know what you're talking about. Stability while overclocking, longevity, and the warranty (rma) are important to me as well. What do you think of the two above RAM's? Although I was looking for no higher than 1866 due to the A10 not scaling past that.
Edited by MusicMelody - 3/23/13 at 1:20pm
post #7 of 14
check the QVL for the board you are buying (it's basically the qualified vendors or the support memory) that way you can be certain it is compatible

For the Gigabyte board, it's http://download.gigabyte.ru/memory/mb_memory_ga-f2a85x-up4.pdf

You can grab drivers and BIOS on http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4343#

Another reference is http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database
(about phases abd VRM/voltage regulator modules)

& You're welcome. smile.gif
Edited by AlphaC - 3/23/13 at 5:05pm
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post #8 of 14
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Okay weird, i was looking at the 1866 ram on that list on new egg, and I couldn't find any in 8 gig pairs, they were 16g or 32g, can you help me out?
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
Bump, anyone?

And what about the RAM that is 1866 that isn't on that list? is there something wrong with it or what?
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by MusicMelody View Post

Bump, anyone?

And what about the RAM that is 1866 that isn't on that list? is there something wrong with it or what?

it just means it isn't officially supported. Take note that if the 32GB (8GB x4) version is supported so is the 4GB x2 sets. Corsair Vengeance for example.

The listed one is 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1866 MHZ (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory (CMZ32GX3M4X1866C10) so anything 1866MHz PC3 15000 from that line

CML8GX3M2A1866C9R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233240

CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233142

CML8GX3M2A1866C9B http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233359

CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233184

the C10 and C9 part of the part number is the CAS latency (C9 is better than C10), M2 means 2 modules, B= blue ,R = red , CML = low profile heatsink (http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?p=413430#post413430)

For some reason http://www.gskill.com/configurator.php and http://www.corsair.com/en/learn_n_explore/ doesn't list the board, or any other FM2 board.

I'd also recommend other modules but they seem to be more expensive than the Corsair ones.
Edited by AlphaC - 3/26/13 at 1:30pm
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