Solved Are these items compatible with this motherboard?

August 26, 2012 at 20:45:17
Specs: Windows
Hi, I am looking to make a computer and was wondering if this CPU and RAM would work with the TZ77B motherboard:

http://www.amazon.com/Biostar-LGA11...

Intel Core i7-3770:

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i7...

And VisionTek 4gb RAM DDR3 DIMM: (i will be getting 2 of these to make a total of 8gb, in order to make use of the dual channel memory)

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/VisionT...

thanks!


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#1
August 26, 2012 at 20:46:02
I know they are from different places but i prefer to get them from there for specific reasons. TY!

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#2
August 26, 2012 at 21:53:29
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Both items are compatible with the board.

Nothing wrong with Amazon, but there's a reason Best Buy's tanking.

Here's cheaper, faster memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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#3
August 27, 2012 at 05:32:18
Those items are priced exactly the same as at newegg. And if newegg doesn't have a physical "brick & motar" store in your state, there's no tax. Here's a better deal on RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#4
August 27, 2012 at 05:35:34
I would also like to point out that purchasing a matched set of memory (like jackbomb & riider showed you) will run better together than purchasing two of the same memory off of the shelf. The memory manufacturers test the memory and sort them by the way they perform and pair them up. When you purchase them individually, you do not get this and (depending on the manufacturer) may actually get some memory mixed in that 'off normal' and has been rejected from the pairing process. This does not make them defective, but one of the two you purchase has a chance of performing significantly below the other one and this may hurt your system performance.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
August 27, 2012 at 05:40:33
Also, Newegg often offers free shipping deals and if you sign up for their emails, you get the regular list of specials.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
August 27, 2012 at 05:45:59
If you have a Microcenter near you, you may be interested in their deal on your processor:
http://www.microcenter.com/search/s...
Even the 3770K is less than your link shows. They usually have an 'Order it to Pick Up in 20 minutes' at your local store so you may spend gas, but not shipping.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
August 27, 2012 at 09:15:08
Ok guys thank you for your suggestions, but i have planned to get the items at these places for specific reasons. I am on a tight budget and have to get the memory at best buy because i must use a giftcard that i have to get the. I only barely have enough normal money to get the other things. Thanks though!

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#8
August 27, 2012 at 12:15:45
oh and will I need to get a GPU? i just want to make sure that the graphics will work with the cpu...

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#9
August 27, 2012 at 19:04:54
If you are referring to the graphics that is built into the CPU, the Z77 board you selected will allow you to use this for your graphics. This graphics will be suitable for business, watching video/movies, and mild gaming (mainly older titles). Understand that if you are planning on gaming, this would be marginal with many current games, but it you lower the settings, you could make due until you could afford a gaming level graphics card. If you have an existing graphics card you plan to reuse, you have not listed it that I can see.
As far as I can tell, you have not listed a power supply so if you do eventually go with a graphics card, make sure that it will support the card you select.

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#10
August 27, 2012 at 21:42:46
i dont have a graphics card yet, and will eventually get something like a gtx 560 or better...... the case that i am looking at has a 500watt power supply. And i was told that that would work fine until i was to get the graphics card.

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#11
August 28, 2012 at 21:30:11
That graphics card would be fine for gaming when you get it. One 500 Watt power supply is not at all like another. A quality 500Watt power supply should be enough even for that card, but power supplies that come with cases are NOT typically good ones. For a power supply you should be looking for one with a single 12Volt rail, 80% efficiency rating or better, an active PFC, a Quality name brand and a long warranty (this shows the confidence the manufacturer has in their product).

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#12
August 28, 2012 at 23:12:30
ok thanks!

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