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Old 10-30-2010, 11:34 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Sweet another 100 to shave off =).

What should I do when partitioning?

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
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Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
First is a part of a combo with a blue HAF 932
Bottom is the one recommended earlier. They look to be the same specs.
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the blue ones are better
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with a i7 950 you will want triple channel ram, aka 3x2Gig
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And how much power do I really need for this?
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850 isn't actually overkill, you could get away wih a 750W, but 850W allows for a second card if you wanted.
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Yeah I think Ill just go with the 850 everything else is either too expensive to be worth it or has too many bad reviews.
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get this ram:
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other than that, it looks like a NICE build!
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I wouldn't buy that ^^kit^^ of memory. The tall heat spreaders look cool but if you later decide to upgrade your heatsink, with a really good one, your choices will be extremely limited because the fins are a clearance issue.

I would go with this kit instead. It's $6 more at checkout but it's $14 cheaper after the rebate. And it has faster latency timings.
Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600C6LV6GK

Or this kit which is $10 cheaper and the latencies are almost identical, this kit has a slightly faster tRAS latency.
Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 998679

Or this kit which is $20 cheaper and all of the latencies are just slightly slower.
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM
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Thanks slay =)
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