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This is the RAM i'm getting:[ RipjawsX ] F3-12800CL9S-4GBXL / F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL http://gskill.com/products.php?index=355

PSU is the Corsair HX750w

I don't really need a SSD for what I'm doing and they're also a bit overpriced right now so I'll wait till they get a bit more cheaper and I'll stick a 40gb SSD in there for the Intel caching thing.

I'll be adding two more possibly 500gb HDDs soon in the future as i'm building a video/photo editing workstation so I'll have one disk for OS and programmes, one for all the media + cache and one for exports. Its how programmes like Adobe Premiere pro, After effects and all work most efficiently.

And I went with the GTX570 cuz it's one of the few geforce GPUs supported by Adobe Premiere Pro to work with its mercury playback engine. I know there is a hack to get a gtx560 or another gpu to work with it but I just went with the gtx570 as it's supported right out of the box so won't need to worry about the hack not working with updates of the software and its good to play games too. Not a big gamer so won't be going with SLI. Won't be able to do it in that tiny case anyway.

Yeah, I heard the case built a little flimsy but its cheap and I like its size. I probably will upgrade to a bigger and better case sometime in the future. Right now it fits in my budget and looks cool so I went with it... Also liked the airflow in the case...
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Originally Posted by tracingspirals View Post
This is the RAM i'm getting:[ RipjawsX ] F3-12800CL9S-4GBXL / F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL http://gskill.com/products.php?index=355

PSU is the Corsair HX750w

I don't really need a SSD for what I'm doing and they're also a bit overpriced right now so I'll wait till they get a bit more cheaper and I'll stick a 40gb SSD in there for the Intel caching thing.

Yeah, I heard the case built a little flimsy but its cheap and I like its size. I probably will upgrade to a bigger and better case sometime in the future. Right now it fits in my budget and looks cool so I went with it... Also liked the airflow in the case...
That ram and psu are both fine. Psu is overkill even.

Hah. Nobody really NEEDS and SSD. They are just really nice to have. I wouldn't recommend the cache though. Just use it as an OS drive when you get one.

I have an NZXT Phantom and it is honestly built like a tank. I think NZXT has really upped their game recently. I wouldn't be to worried about the build quality.
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Yay i got pics!





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the motherboard is working well
but I got a replacement for my old mobo instead of a refund I wanted
I wanna sell it on ebay but idk about the shipping method, can anyone help me in private?
post #2195 of 6937
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CL9 is not faster than CL7.
Timings makes no real difference... the speed do! You would be part right for DDR2 but it's been explained many time that speed matter more over timings for DDR3. Search some benchmark about this, I read a lot before taking my decision.
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Timings makes no real difference... the speed do! You would be part right for DDR2 but it's been explained many time that speed matter more over timings for DDR3. Search some benchmark about this, I read a lot before taking my decision.
I always thought tighter timings were better than Mhz unless you were talking about a huge difference, say 1333Mhz versus 2133Mhz. Anyway, the reality is, that unless you are benchmarking RAM, it does not matter what speed you are at between 1333Mhz to 2133Mhz since the difference is so minor you would only notice it in a RAM benchmark.

Sources:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/s...-the-best-ddr3

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...perX,2907.html

Older article:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...1156,2482.html
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Hi all... Forgive me if I've missed something earlier (very active thread) but what memory do you recommend for overclocking this board? The memory below is pricey but is it worth it? There are others on the QVL that cost a lot less.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16936
I assume you need to use the website you linked because of being based in Australia, but not sure why you selected THAT memory ? I agree $130 for 8GB of RAM is TOO MUCH, even at the 7-8-7-24 lats, but it's also 1.6v and the User guide warns about going ABOVE 1.65v so if you OC that RAM you don't have much headroom do you ??? Personally from that site I'd go with one of these options ...

#1 = http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16933 = 16GB Ripjaw X's 1600MHz 9-9-9-24, 1.5V @ $135.00 and it's RED

#2 = http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=17199 = 8 GB Snipers 1600MHz 9-9-9-24, 1.25V @ $75.00

#3 = http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=13931 = 8 GB Old Ripjaw's 1600MHz 9-9-9-24, 1.5V @ $69.00 in RED

#4 = http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=16510 = 8GB Ripjaw X's 1600MHz 9-9-9-24, 1.5V @ $65.00 in RED,
THIS is what ALOT of guys HERE are using

#5 = http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=18238 = 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 8-8-8-24, 1.5V @ $99.00 in RED

#6 = http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=18096 = 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 9-9-9-24, 1.5V @ $79.00 in RED,
THIS is what ALOT of guys HERE {including ME} are using

Hope that Helps, good luck
   
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Your Arc Midi looks great! I like your red/black color scheme, even extended to the PSU... looks good.

I went for less red and more black - pictures soon - and I still need to settle on a GPU.

I am in the midst of moving my build to an Arc Mini. The lack of PWM fans (4-pin) is a disappointment, but I knew it when I bought it. The fans shipped with the case are attractive and relatively quiet, but I want to control the fans via the board's headers, so the 3-pin connectors limit me to qfan control.

I like the color scheme of the fans, but I don't know a reseller that sells the Fractal case fans (I want a few more). Does anyone know where I can get good 120mm and 140mm fans with PWM 4-pin connectors in this black/white color scheme?

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Yay i got pics!

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Oh btw ... they're listed @ $ 290.00 from Amazon.com {via Circuit City} ... but w/ a current Mail-In rebate on NewEgg.com, the same card is only $ 260.00 per until 8/31/2011 ... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130683 ... you're welcome
The MSI GTX 560 Ti OC edition is only $220 on Directron. Best deal I could find.

Also,







Good enough for my name on the list?
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Does anyone know where I can get good 120mm and 140mm fans with PWM 4-pin connectors in this black/white color scheme?
Yep, try here ... http://www.performance-pcs.com /or

Or hey how about NewEgg ... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186033

or/ http://www.svc.com/fn-px12-15.html

or/ http://www.directron.com/uccl12.html

or/ http://www.directron.com/tfd12025h12zp.html

or/ here's a GREAT SOURCE http://www.coolerguys.com/pwmfans.html and they seem to be the CHEAPEST !

or/ Get the FRACTAL's ! http://www.quietpc.com/us-en-usd/products/casefans

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