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Is this RAM compatible with this motherboard? It's 1.65V.


I'm trying to build an i5 2500k gaming system. Is there another RAM/MOBO that I should get instead? I think i'm paying too much for 4gb of ram, but that may be because its cas latency 7.


Here are the other parts, if it helps:
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Processor - $198 from Micro Center after tax
MSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $121 shipped from Newegg
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - $90 free shipping from Newegg
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - $60 from newegg free shipping
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $66 from Micro Center after tax
LITE-ON Black SATA CD/DVD Burner - $20 from Newegg
Acer G215HAbd-1 Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 50,000:1 - $130 from Newegg
I'm probably going to get the radeon 6950 2gb
post #2 of 7
That RAM is specifically designed for P55, so I'd recommend another setup, probably the G.Skill Here if you're bound and determined to run 4gb.

Personally, if I was only going to be using 1 of those particular Acer monitors, I'd drop to a lower than 2gb video card and put the cash towards something else. Just personally. You're going to have a badass video card that can push anything out there at max settings, but a monitor that won't match imo.

The motherboard you're inquiring about is the exact same mobo I was interested in before I decided to go with the Biostar TP67XE/G.Skill here/Sapphire 5850 Xtreme.

Edit***

Not saying there's anything wrong with the mobo you have selected, not at all.
Edited by The Red Dojo - 5/6/11 at 8:45am
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This Ram is what I bought for a build in progress..the 1.5v is recommended for 2500K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231430

edit---yeah Red Dojo
Edited by dennyb - 5/6/11 at 8:56am
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Originally Posted by The Red Dojo View Post
That RAM is specifically designed for P55, so I'd recommend another setup, probably the G.Skill Here if you're bound and determined to run 4gb.

Personally, if I was only going to be using 1 of those particular Acer monitors, I'd drop to a lower than 2gb video card and put the cash towards something else. Just personally. You're going to have a badass video card that can push anything out there at max settings, but a monitor that won't match imo.

The motherboard you're inquiring about is the exact same mobo I was interested in before I decided to go with the Biostar TP67XE/G.Skill here/Sapphire 5850 Xtreme.

Edit***

Not saying there's anything wrong with the mobo you have selected, not at all.
Okay. I swapped out the RAM.

Which monitor would you recommend? I am now considering getting two or three of these

Do you think this will work well?

edit:
Is it better to get 2 or 3 of these 21.5" acer monitors or one better one for about the same cost?
Edited by externe - 5/6/11 at 9:02am
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Okay. I swapped out the RAM.

Which monitor would you recommend? I am now considering getting two or three of these

Do you think this will work well?

edit:
Is it better to get 2 or 3 of these 21.5" acer monitors or one better one for about the same cost?
If you're bound to that 2gb vid card I'd say get 2 of these here for a little more than the price of 3 of the ones you posted. You'll be more pleased I think.
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thanks.
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thanks.

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