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Old 02-02-2009, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is better between these two ram sets:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

The first one has better timings (7-7-7-18), but it is only 1333 speed while the second one is 1600 speed, however, with worse timings (9-9-9-24). They are both 1.5-1.6 volts.

I plan to order my whole pc in like 2 hours, so I need to find a replacement to the other ram I was going to get: Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory It was actually in stock before and only $180.

Oh yeah, one other thing I guess, can anyone recommend a wireless card for me? I have a WRT54G, but I may upgrade to an N router soon. Prolly gonna have to use wireless unfortunately.

I know I already have a topic about my build, but it has fallen off the first page, and there is only one person besides me even looking at it now, and I need a quick answer to this.

Here is my build if you are interested:

CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
GPU: Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1281-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Mobo: Newegg.com - EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Ram: to be decided
PSU: Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
Optical Drive: Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Sound card: Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Sound Cards
HDD + Case: Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
Thermal Paste: Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease
mouse: Newegg.com - Logitech G5 2-Tone 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser 2000 dpi Mouse - Mouse
keyboard: Newegg.com - Logitech G11 Silver & Black 104 Normal Keys 29 Function Keys USB Standard Gaming Keyboard - Keyboards
Monitor: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 2433BW High Glossy Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 20000:1(1000:1) - LCD Monitors
Speakers:Newegg.com - Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speaker - Speakers
CPU cooler: Thermalright "Limited Edition" TRUE Black Ultra-120 eXtreme CPU Heatsink (Socket LGA 775 / LGA 1366* / AM2 / Xeon*) - FrozenCPU.com + LGA through kit
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Dont buy an EVGA motherboard. Almost all of the other brands have better ones. Choose between the gigabyte, Biostar and Asus models. They are your best choices.

As for the memory I would go for the first set simply because the high clocked modules have much looser timings.
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Even this cheaper one is better? Newegg.com - ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

I was recommended that EVGA board by someone here. Hmmm, I guess the only thing I have to go off of is you having more posts.
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Well evga's boards just don't really have any outstanding qualities as far as I know. The Asus is a good choice, they are a quality company. And yes that P6T you chose should be fine.
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Gigabyte is cheaper after rebate and just as good imo
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lots of people have the EVGA X58, it's not a bad board. veedub has one, it got his i7 up to 4.4ghz (or in that ball park) it really depends on what you are going to be doing with the board.

as far as the ram question goes, the 1600MHZ are faster at the slower timings. i saw a benchmark about it once. the extra mhz make up for the slower timings.

get this ram instead, since the OCZ is extremely expensive and out of stock

Newegg.com - mushkin 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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I know its not bad, but I see no real reason to choose it over any of the other brands we recommend.
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Unless evga happened to want to send me a gtx260 core 216 so that I can sli I stick to my comment whatever happened to getting rewards for members :s.
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lots of people have the EVGA X58, it's not a bad board. veedub has one, it got his i7 up to 4.4ghz (or in that ball park) it really depends on what you are going to be doing with the board.

as far as the ram question goes, the 1600MHZ are faster at the slower timings. i saw a benchmark about it once. the extra mhz make up for the slower timings.

get this ram instead, since the OCZ is extremely expensive and out of stock

Newegg.com - mushkin 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Should I stick with the Asus though for $50 less? I'll see about that ram. I guess I can go for it at that price... If I had to pick one of the ones I listed, 1600 or 1333? 1600?
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go with the ram i listed, unless the OCZ comes back in stock.

the asus and EVGA are both very good boards. but spend less with the asus, unless you are going to do tri SLI or tri Crossfire.
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