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Looking at buying a new board, and my best friend has convinced me to really go for it. So, it's time to go DDR3.
The question is, which one? I'm torn between a crosshair III and crosshair IV (both the formula models).
Also: is this G.Skill set of memory any good?
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I've had both the Of the Crosshair boards you've meantioned.

The CHIV OC's with less volts at the same clocks compared to the CHIII. You'll get a better OC out of the memory too on the IV.

The G. Skills will do great.
    
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Formula IV definitely, it uses the latest nb and sb so I would go with those since its the latest and greatest. Also I would pass on that set of G.Skill, I had the exact same set and it wasn't very good for overclocking. I ended up having to RMA a stick after about 4 months, the RMA went great but as soon as I got the stick back I sold the set.
 
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yes the crosshair 4 will yield better oc results due to better data management through the north bridge. in other words: newer=better.
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I've had both the Of the Crosshair boards you've meantioned.

The CHIV OC's with less volts at the same clocks compared to the CHIII. You'll get a better OC out of the memory too on the IV.

The G. Skills will do great.
Same here and 100% agree, go with the 4.
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If you have the money. Get the ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme, because of the Lucid Hydra chip. With the Lucid Hydra chip you can CF or SLI.
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Okies, crosshair IV it will be then (assuming xmas gifts go as predicted).
If nagle is the only one who's had a problem with one twitchy stick of the G.Skill rpijaws, I'll get those to add to it. I was pondering some corsair XMS3 at the same speed as the alternatives.

Reps handed out, and the CHIV extreme would suck any budget I had available for memory entirely, semi pointless.
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Okies, crosshair IV it will be then (assuming xmas gifts go as predicted).
If nagle is the only one who's had a problem with one twitchy stick of the G.Skill rpijaws, I'll get those to add to it. I was pondering some corsair XMS3 at the same speed as the alternatives.

Reps handed out, and the CHIV extreme would suck any budget I had available for memory entirely, semi pointless.
I would go with the corsairs, I couldnt get anything below 8-8-8-24 @ 1600mhz with those ripjaws.
 
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Ooh, ta! That's helpful information in the extreme.
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