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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Moofacekilla, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. Moofacekilla

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    Hello, I'm planning on doing an upgrade soon my budget is going to be $500 for ram cpu and mobo I'm going for a i5 4690k and a Z97 platform. What are some suggestions?
     
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    How much ram are you looking for? I assume 8Gb?

    I'd say if you can pull a big of extra cash the Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mk1 but if you can't then the Asus Maximus VII Hero

    As for RAM, well thats easy, Always go for the Corsair Vengeance.

    MOBO: Asus Z97 Maximus VII Hero
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

    CPU: i5 4690k
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117372

    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345


    I don't live in the US so I haven't shopped around, I am sure you'll find these cheaper
     
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    Hello,

    Here is my suggestion:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/n36BGX

    RAM is RAM, so you don't really need it to be fancy, however this RAM's heatsink is lower profile than the Vengeance, so should give better support for air cooling.

    Layton
     
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    Crap, you're right, my bad I thought it was the same of mine CL8.
     
  7. Moofacekilla

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    I dont have a microcenter near by the closest I have is a fry's. I am probably going to buy it from Newegg or Amazon. Great suggestions guys.
     

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