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Old 02-10-2009, 10:30 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Build Core i7 920

General rule for timings is lower the timings, faster the ram.
Get this ram: - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
They have the best timings out of the ones you were showing.

Don't get the Asus P6T Deluxe, it has less features compared to the regular one for some reason. And it's more expensive: - ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards


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Old 02-10-2009, 10:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Sapphire 4870 1GB vs. Toxic 4870 1GB

Thanks for the help. I wonder if it would be worth paying a bit extra for the Toxic version of the Sapphire 4870 1GB? That's the card I decided on. Not a ton of price difference, plus I could wait a bit for the price to lower.


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Old 02-10-2009, 11:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Build Core i7 920

since you are already talking about it i am also looking for a mobo. can't decide between the p6t deluxe, rampage II extreme. also see someone suggested the p6t, so throw that one in the mix too. Projected build

i7 920
gtx 285
cm haf 932
abs tagan itz 800w psu
corsair xms3 3x2gb 1600 ram
wd caviar black 640 gb
cm v8 cpu fan
lg blu-ray burner
lite-on dvd burner
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Build Core i7 920

i recommend the gigabyte or evga over those. I have never been much of an asus fan. evga is my favorite for their amazing support, and my evga x58 is awesome. steady as a rock and overclocks like a dream.

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