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Asus B150 Pro Gaming D3 or AsRock B150M Pro4

Nourdon

38 months ago

So, which of these two would you get?

A $106 Asus B150 Pro Gaming D3 or $95 AsRock B150M Pro4

Or, if you want to suggest something else, that's fine too

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

They are non comparable. One uses DRR4 and the other uses DRR3L RAM.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, but for a gaming build, RAM doesn't really matter right?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

When a bunch ddr3 (even ddr3L) ram kills the processor, yes it does.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Really? First time i've heard about it. Then i'd better look deeper into it.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.kitguru.net/components/motherboard/anton-shilov/intel-prolonged-usage-of-ddr3-memory-at-default-voltages-can-damage-skylake/

Many sticks labeled as ddr3L actually run voltages higher than the specification of 1.35V, which has led to many cases of even the ddr3L ram killing processors. Standard ddr3 is a death sentence for Skylake.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Many sticks labeled as ddr3L actually run voltages higher than the specification of 1.35V, which has led to many cases of even the ddr3L ram killing processors.

??? That article doesn't say so. Got any other sources?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

When its not compatible or can kill the CPU it can. Also speed can make a difference although not huge and for the best performance you want 8GB so yes RAM does matter.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

For ~100$ I'd get a Z170 MOBO like this

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Too bad that cost like $195 where i live lol. Cheapest Z170 would be MSI Z170-A PRO going for $150.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Monopoly Dollars?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, just the joy of living in a thirld world country. Though motherboard pricing is especially weird considering other part usually only costing 10% more on average. But for motherboard it's like 50-100% more expensive.

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