Originally Posted by Hood
I'm researching the same upgrade for my Asus P8Z77-V system. From what others said, the G Skill has good compatibility with Asus boards. The Patriot Viper Xtreme 2400 is on the QVL for my board, and others say it will work with most Z77 boards. My research also indicates that I won't notice the difference except in benchmarks. My WEI for memory is already maxed out at 7.9, so the money is better spent on a video card upgrade. I'll eventually do it anyway, 'cause it's cheap, and for bragging rights if nothing else, which is stupid, I know, but a big part of the hobby these days. I love the feeling that I could launch a manned space mission with all this power and speed, and my cooling system rivals that of a Lamborghini. So go for it - you only live once!
I think the same way, id rather wait and save and get better components, its quite confusing with so many options now, requires lots of reading to stay updated , thanx for the input duly noted!