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Old 12-03-2009, 06:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building a New Gaming PC, RAM more slower or Less faster?

Hey this i what i have got so far feel free to recomend anything.

Intel Core i7 950 Nehalem CPU $684.00
Gigabyte GA-EX58A-UD7 i7 MB $499.00
6Gb Triple DDR3 1600Mhz KHX (X2) $398.00
1Tb 1000Gb WD SATA2 HDD $104.00
64Gb Kingston V+ SSD HDD $289.00
GeForce GTX 295 1792Mb DDR3 $619.00
LiteOn IHAS324 Black 24X Dual
Thermaltake TT VI90001W2Z $257.00
Antec True Power Quattro 1000W $389.00
MS Windows 7 Ultimate $249.00

Grand Total $3,526.00

The other RAM option is GEIL 4GB KIT EVO ONE C9 2133Mhz 2 lots to make 8 gbs for 378 4 GB less.
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Default Re: Building a New Gaming PC, RAM more slower or Less faster?

Well, buy the i7 920 and overclock it to the same clock speed of i7 950, simply to do. Regarding the GPU buy the HD590, it will kick the GTX295 ***, or if you can buy the HD5870 and save some money and buy a second one later one.
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Well get the 17 920 instead.

You could save some cash on the mb by just getting the Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards Not sure how the availability is where you live.

6gb of ram will be plenty unless you run multiple VM's on your machine. Plus it will OC better.

You do need your ram in sets of 3 to take advantage of triple channel. So either get 3 x 2gb or 6 x 2gb.

What are you overclocking plans as dr3 2000 might be right for you.

See if you can get your hands on this ssd:
Newegg.com - Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M080G2R5 2.5&#34; 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk &#40;SSD&#41; - Solid State Disks

I would be cautious of buying a gtx295 with the 300's so close.

What are your plans for a heatsink? Especially if you are planning on overclocking.

This will be plenty of power unless you plan on sli in the future:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 &#47; EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

is so then this:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W ATX12V v2.3&#47;EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Unless you want modular then this:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 &#47; EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

That is enough for now.
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Hey, thanks for fast reply.

I am not looking to do any over clocking. I am in AUS and want to buy parts from local shop. The one which has the slow RAM build it for free, so i can buy cheap RAM with it and upgrade for to faster stuff if its worth it. Will this extra speed on the RAM be better than more RAM? So between the 2 which is better. Or any RAM on these 2 sites better. DDR3 Memory - NetPlus - Cheapest Computers - Perth Western Australia

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PLE Computers Perth, Online Shopping, Computers, Notebooks, Hardware, Service and Repairs

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Old 12-03-2009, 10:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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6Gb Triple DDR3 1600Mhz KHX (X2) $398.00
do you mean your getting 12gb of ram? Because 6gb should be plenty and more would be just wasted money.
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Based upon what is available at those two sites I would get either of these with the Corsair above the Geil.

Both are 6gb 3x2gb sets of 1600 cas9 ram. Plenty fast and that is what I run. I run mine at 1700 cas9 with a 170bclk.

6Gb Triple DDR3 1600 Memory for $220 @ NetPlus - Cheapest Computers - Perth Western Australia
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Thanks i will stick with the 1600Mhz RAM cheers. You have been great help. I also check Toms hard ware and looked that faster RAM does not help much.
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