Good choice, I thought they'd end of life it, so good find. Shame the G3 that replaced it made a few less than stellar design choices.Kalamata Kid wrote: ↑Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:19 amGot the EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 220-G2-0850-XR 80+ GOLD 850W Fully-Modular EVGA ECO Mode Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6817438018
Chose the Evga over the Corsair PSU as it had better user rating.
Memory QVL's I'm afraid to say in practice aren't worth the paper they are printed on.
Most firms buy RAM components off the shelf. Namely the Controllers and the DIMM's themselves and it's the combination of those that is key. It used to be quite common to see identifiers like 7.9 on them somewhere which would indicate the manufacturer of the DIMMs (7) and the controller (9) and you could look up who made what, although this practice seems to have long since dropped off and more is the shame.
The problem is, is that the RAM makers tend to buy off the open market and their concern is meeting the spec's that is on the model, so CAS and clock timings. They don't really concentrate on keeping the components the same over any given batch, hell, I've seen sticks from the same delivery box come with components from multiple different suppliers.
That ultimately means that the chances are that the batch that the mainboard maker tested before the manual went to print 6 months ago, is very, very unlikely to be the same units that are on the market by the time you can physically purchase the board.
The are exceptions, in that some firms will build all the components themselves, although most of those don't tend to go all in on "performance" options. Samsung I guess is the obvious example here.
That's cause Samsung doesn't focus on overclocking memory. Unless you're doing a whole shed load of gaming or 4k video editing, there is little to no point going for RAM that far out of spec, you're just asking for compatibility issues for little to no real gains.Kalamata Kid wrote: ↑Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:38 pmBut then I cannot find any DDR4 3200 RAM manufactured by Samsung that is under $300.
The list of approved RAM.
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard ... upport-doc