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Old 07-13-2010, 12:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I have been reading alot of useful information on this website, I am ready to purchase my parts I need for the build and I want to make sure they look good. I am building it, mainly just so I can have a PC again, I've been a mac guy for the past 7-8 years. But I will be doing some light work in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, storing music, watching movies and playing some games (not playing to many games , thats why Im not getting a GFX card now, I figured I'd wait and get something good when I can afford it) So this is a $500 build, I would like to keep it in that area.
CPU/ MoBo Combo
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Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL

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Also, is it ok to use the heat sink and fan that comes with the cpu, or should I upgrade that also.
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if you're gonna purchase soon (within the next 3 days), i would get this set of ram,
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
and use this promo code they have listed there (EMCYVYX35) which shaves off $10 from its cost and would end up making it cost only $3 more than the set you have listed. this set will run at a faster 1600mhz with tighter cas 7 timings.

besides that, the rest of the parts look good to go.
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I didn't pick ddr 1600 cuz , under the motherboard specs, it only has listed - DDR3 1866 (OC)/1333/ 1066 . Does that not really matter?
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it supports OCed ram to 1866mhz, don't you think it'd be a little silly if it didn't support ram at a lower speed?

it will work.
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Oh, Muffin Man. You are always right
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok what about the heat sink that is with it, should I upgrade that now, if I am planning on overclocking sometime in the future or should I just wait until I am ready to over clock
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the stock one will work if you're not OCing, but when you do decide to OC you should buy a better one.

if you have the money now though, you could buy it now, up to you.
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