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Hey OCN

About 1 month ago I bought 2x8gb G.Skill Ram Sticks @ 2400mhz 1.65v

Yesterday my motherboard gpu slot stopped working so I need to buy a new one and here is the problem.

Motherboards for LGA1155 are gone in Portugal so I need to move on to a LGA1150 or LGA1151.

Some LGA1151 motherboards still support DDR3 modules. I can use those ram sticks @ 1.65v on it? I heard that skylake works with low voltage

1) Should I buy a LGA1150 CPU/MB and keep DDR3
2) Should I buy a LGA1151 CPU/MB and keep DDR3
3) Should I buy a LGA1151 CPU/MB/DDR4

Thanks for your help thumb.gif
post #2 of 12
Depending on how much money you are willing to spend on your new system, if you are able to afford the latest and greated skylake cpus + ddr4 memory go right ahead, if you would like to save a few $$ by getting z97 you'll be perfectly fine aswell. it really all comes down to how much you're willing to spend and if those components are able to satisfy your needs.

I hope this helps. Good luck thumb.gif
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Depending on how much money you are willing to spend on your new system, if you are able to afford the latest and greated skylake cpus + ddr4 memory go right ahead, if you would like to save a few $$ by getting z97 you'll be perfectly fine aswell. it really all comes down to how much you're willing to spend and if those components are able to satisfy your needs.

I hope this helps. Good luck thumb.gif

I'm afraid of z97 being discontinued soon like z77.

Z170 support DDR3 at 1.65v?

Thanks for your reply
post #4 of 12
I wouldn't go above 1.50v on DDR3 with a Z170 motherboard / skylake CPU. They work fine with DDR3L which is low voltage ddr3 ram.

You may be better off getting DDR4 + Skylake CPU than DDR3 + Skylake CPU
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I wouldn't go above 1.50v on DDR3 with a Z170 motherboard / skylake CPU. They work fine with DDR3L which is low voltage ddr3 ram.

You may be better off getting DDR4 + Skylake CPU than DDR3 + Skylake CPU

Hmm ye I heard that skylake does not like high voltage on RAM so I only have 2 options.
Z97 with an i5 4690k and keep DDR3 or Z170 with an i5 6600k and new DDR4
post #6 of 12
If you have to buy a CPU and Board anyway, I (as in me) would not hinge my decision on the memory you have. I would go ahead and go with the newer tech. That puts you buying some DDR4 memory but right now you probably would not have a hard time selling your DDR3 2400 memory to offset that cost.
   
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If you have to buy a CPU and Board anyway, I (as in me) would not hinge my decision on the memory you have. I would go ahead and go with the newer tech. That puts you buying some DDR4 memory but right now you probably would not have a hard time selling your DDR3 2400 memory to offset that cost.

DDR4 memory are cheaper than DDR3 in portugal so I think I can sell those modules and replace it with DDR4. Definitively buying a Z170 with an i5 6600k.

What motherboard do you recommend ? Max price maybe 150€ (+-$160)
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DDR4 memory are cheaper than DDR3 in portugal so I think I can sell those modules and replace it with DDR4. Definitively buying a Z170 with an i5 6600k.

What motherboard do you recommend ? Max price maybe 150€ (+-$160)

Have a link to what online store you may use? The same things are not available in all areas.
   
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Have a link to what online store you may use? The same things are not available in all areas.

https://www.pcdiga.com/1/790/Socket-1151
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Not familiar with a lot of the models on there. I typically like to go with ASUS but there are few of the ASUS models I use in your price range and a lot of them simply arent available there apparently. I have installed an MSI Krait Gaming recently for a client and I liked it a lot.

https://www.pcdiga.com/2/19549/Motherboard-MSI-Z170-Krait-Gaming

Maybe some others will chime in on some of these other boards in the list.
   
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