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ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming Motherboard and Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2B3000C15B 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 Blue

Hi People,

I'm on a budget so I can't get the best of everything! So what I want to know is will my Motherboard and RAM work together?

RAM ---> Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2B3000C15B 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 Blue
MB ---> ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming LGA 1151 Motherboard

Have a made a good choice here for the ram?

All help so very much appreciated,

Thanks

Thugonought
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  1. Thugonought said:
    Hi People,

    I'm on a budget so I can't get the best of everything! So what I want to know is will my Motherboard and RAM work together?

    RAM ---> Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2B3000C15B 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 Blue
    MB ---> ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming LGA 1151 Motherboard

    Have a made a good choice here for the ram?

    All help so very much appreciated,

    Thanks

    Thugonought


    Board and ram are both very good choices and 100% compatible.

    Make sure you are running the 6600k or 6700k to use 3000mhz modules , as you may need a small overclock on the CPU to get them stable.
  2. Thank You for replying to my question so quickly. This is the CPU that I was considering. Is it adequate given the motherboard and RAM that I want to use?

    Intel Core i5 6500 3.2GHz (3.6GHz Turbo) Quad Core CPU, LGA1151, 6MB, Max TDP 65W, BX80662I56500. Retail box including fan, heatsink and thermal paste.

    Or should I spend the extra money and get this CPU?

    Intel Core i5 6600K 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) Quad Core Unlocked CPU, LGA1151, 6MB, Max TDP 95W, Intel HD Graphics 530, BX80662I56600K. Does not include fan, heatsink or thermal paste. KitGuru "Skylake is towards 10% faster than the Haswell architecture and offers consistently positive

    Again, your help is most appreciated,

    Thank You

    Thugonought
  3. I doubt a 6500 will run that memory even on that nice Z board.

    IF YOU WANT TO RUN THE 3000MHZ. memory get the 6600k.

    You will need a heastsink too , look at the Cryorig H7.
  4. So I should go with ? -----> ntel Core i5 6600K 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) Quad Core Unlocked CPU, LGA1151, 6MB, Max TDP 95W, Intel HD Graphics 530, BX80662I56600K. Does not include fan, heatsink or thermal paste. KitGuru "Skylake is towards 10% faster than the Haswell architecture and offers consistently positive

    This is the Graphics card I have in mind -----> The ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 Dual Fan graphics card features a 1594MHz base clock with a 1809MHz boost clock, 6GB 192-bit GDDR5 memory, PCI-E 3.0, VR Ready, DirectX 12 support, OpenGL 4.5 support, NVIDIA G-SYNC ready, Dual-link DVI-D, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x DisplayPort and more. Backed by a 3 year ASUS warranty.

    So, I go with the better CPU or get slower memory? I think I'd prefer the faster setup but it's all got to be affordable. I live in Sydney Australia and this city if officially the most expensive city on the planet earth!!

    Thanks so much


    Thugonought
  5. Go with the 6600k and get some 2400mhz. modules.
  6. Ok, will do. The slower speed ram would probably not affect things to much anyway do you think? Do you like the system I have in mind? the MB, CPU, RAM and Graphics card?

    Many Thank You's to you


    Thugonought
  7. Best answer
    Yes it will be a very nice setup , 2400mhz is a great fit.

    Glad to help.
  8. So this will be the system if you agree that it will all work together!!!

    ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming Motherboard

    Intel Core i5 6600K

    Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2A2400C14R 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 Red

    ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1060 Strix Gaming OC 6GB


    Thanks again and again!


    Thugonought
  9. Yes looks great.
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