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weed them out, look for the chips that support the memory speeds you want. Asus Crosshair is a little bananas right now, and has issues. Their X370 Pro is legit. The Asrock TaiChi is solid, but never in stock anywhere. Depends on what looks you want, cost effectiveness at the time, and your supported wants.
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weed them out, look for the chips that support the memory speeds you want. Asus Crosshair is a little bananas right now, and has issues. Their X370 Pro is legit. The Asrock TaiChi is solid, but never in stock anywhere. Depends on what looks you want, cost effectiveness at the time, and your supported wants.

I have a MSI Z87 now....I'm leaning toward the MSI Krait X370. Memory I'm not sure of. I've looked on the MSI site, and they list a set of Corsair(2*8gb) 3200 CL16 as compatible. It runs around 130.00. I doubt it will hit that off the bat, but a good starting point I think.
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Well.....I picked up the 1600 non-X for 188.59 with free shipping...now on to more important things...memory.

It seems the speeds are all over the place with all the chips and motherboard combinations.

I opted for corsair vengeance LPX in 3000mhz 4gbx2 sticks for 8gb total. I had originally wanted to go to 16gb as my current system runs 8gb now, but since going with 8gb DIMM x2 raises the price to well over 100 bucks, it was outside of my budget, and I wanted to opt for a slightly faster memory speed. Also got the MSI B350M GAMING PRO motherboard for 79.99 for my mATX build using a raijintek styx case. Was gonna do a white stormtrooper style build but the white variant of the MSI "armor" series isnt available yet, and im impatient. lol
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I have a MSI Z87 now....I'm leaning toward the MSI Krait X370. Memory I'm not sure of. I've looked on the MSI site, and they list a set of Corsair(2*8gb) 3200 CL16 as compatible. It runs around 130.00. I doubt it will hit that off the bat, but a good starting point I think.

Watch HardOCP on youtube. He had his 1600 CPU running DDR4 3200 with the corsair LPX kit. at ALMOST 4ghz mind you. thumb.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3zg-LfxkN4
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Watch HardOCP on youtube. He had his 1600 CPU running DDR4 3200 with the corsair LPX kit. at ALMOST 4ghz mind you. thumb.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3zg-LfxkN4

I just watched that a few days ago, but I didn't pay attention to the RAM, I was focused on the 1600's running at 4.0ghz....lol

Thanks, worth watching again. thumb.gif

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I opted for corsair vengeance LPX in 3000mhz 4gbx2 sticks for 8gb total. I had originally wanted to go to 16gb as my current system runs 8gb now, but since going with 8gb DIMM x2 raises the price to well over 100 bucks, it was outside of my budget, and I wanted to opt for a slightly faster memory speed. Also got the MSI B350M GAMING PRO motherboard for 79.99 for my mATX build using a raijintek styx case. Was gonna do a white stormtrooper style build but the white variant of the MSI "armor" series isnt available yet, and im impatient. lol

Most of the B350's I looked at didn't have enough SATA ports for me. The one that did was sold out, unless I wanted to pay a 20.00 premium. That is why I'm went to the Krait. I've had good luck with both my MSI boards, they've never missed a beat.
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I just watched that a few days ago, but I didn't pay attention to the RAM, I was focused on the 1600's running at 4.0ghz....lol

Thanks, worth watching again. thumb.gif

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Most of the B350's I looked at didn't have enough SATA ports for me. The one that did was sold out, unless I wanted to pay a 20.00 premium. That is why I'm went to the Krait. I've had good luck with both my MSI boards, they've never missed a beat.

no worries. I just watched it maybe 2 hours ago and was fresh in my mind...i was curious what these babies could do. Not bad when the ram is only "2667 supported" right?
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no worries. I just watched it maybe 2 hours ago and was fresh in my mind...i was curious what these babies could do. Not bad when the ram is only "2667 supported" right?

According to the MSI site, 3200 is supposed to be supported by this board. Who knows....guess I'll let it fly and see what happens....lol
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1700 > 1600 > 1600X > 1500x > 1700X > 1800x.

That is my preference based on price /performance.
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According to the MSI site, 3200 is supposed to be supported by this board. Who knows....guess I'll let it fly and see what happens....lol
true. I have been an Asus guy. I bought an MSI Z170 Gaming Pro Carbon...but disliked the bios so much, i took it back to micro center and swapped it out for 28 bucks more to get the VIII Hero. Lame of me...I know. I also didnt like the fact that I needed software to keep running in the background to control the onboard LED's. If I closed it, it went back to default. Asus doesnt have that problem. Set and forget.

I hope your PC comes together niceley! thumb.gif
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I think the 1600x would be fine for someone who doesn't plan on OC'ing really. I think if you take the time, the 1600 will probably get to where the 1600x is. I mean, just look at the video stephenn82 posted. I think the wall is really the wall with all these chips. 4.0-4.1 unless you go with some exotic cooling.

I figured for 188 bucks, why not. I mean this socket will be around for a few years, and will support all the Zen and Zen+ chips, right?

EDIT: Yea stephenn82, I'm really familiar with the MSI bios, that was also reason in my soon to be decision. biggrin.gif
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Corsair Vengence LPX 3200 CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 Corsair Force MP500 M.2 2280 120GB OS) PNY XLR8 Gaming SSD  Silicon Power S55 480gb SSD Secondary Programs 
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Micron SSD C400-MTFDDAC512MAM Origin/Steam Games WD Caviar Blue WD10EZEX-75ZF5A0 Internal Back Up Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS Deepcool Captain EX 240 (White) 
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Windows 10 Acer GN246HL 24" Main Monitor 144mhz Acer S271HL 27" Secondary Monitor EVGA Supernova G2 750w 
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Phanteks Enthoo Pro Kensington Pro Fit Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme 6-ch 5.25" Bay Fan Con... [2]Yate Loon 140mm fans~Front Intake Red LED  
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[3]APEVIA 312L-DWH 120mm White LED 
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Intel i7-4770k 4.0ghz Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Radeon RX470 Powercolor Red Devil Kingston Hyper-X Predator KHX18C9T2K2/16x 
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Corsair LS Force 120gb SSD Kingston 300v 120gb SSD Western Digital 1tb  Seagate 250gb 
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Corsiar H60 Windows 10 Acer 24" AOC 24" 
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Rosewill 750M Raidmax Cobra Z 
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