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Might want to save a few extra bucks and go with a nice ASUS Sabertooth AM3+ socket
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^^ Agreed
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GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 $140
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 CL7 $50

It's a little more than you want to spend but you'll kick yourself later if you don't get some decent quality parts out of the gate.

EDIT: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 CL8 $80
Thanks for the suggestions on the RAM kit.

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Like i said, that is true for any system, kind of a no brainer

OP, did you want a 4gb kit of ram or an 8gb kit?
I assume there's no real practical use for more than 4gb while gaming, but what applications would an 8gb kit be good for?

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Might want to save a few extra bucks and go with a nice ASUS Sabertooth AM3+ socket
I've heard nothing but good things about Asus, so I might go that route. On the other hand my current motherboard has served me well despite plugging in certain wires being a hassle.

I'm kind of clueless with memory so any help on selecting that would be appreciated.
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I assume there's no real practical use for more than 4gb while gaming, but what applications would an 8gb kit be good for?


I've heard nothing but good things about Asus, so I might go that route. On the other hand my current motherboard has served me well despite plugging in certain wires being a hassle.

I'm kind of clueless with memory so any help on selecting that would be appreciated.
Most people go with 8GB because it's fairly cheap and it helps with being future proof...as much as any computer can be. Using CAD or photo editing with large files will take advantage of the RAM but very few uses outside of those.

I've never had a since issue with any Asus product I've bought. That Sabertooth is a good choice.
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post #16 of 25
If I were to get a new motherboard I would go for this. ASUS is the best IMO.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131735
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I recommend the same ram as I recently bought.

Corsair Dominator 2x 2GB 2000MHz CL8.
Downclock to 1800-1866MHz and set timings to CL7.

Can't find a link though.
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At this rate I might have to scale down my CPU budget for the motherboard+RAM. Do you guys think AM3+ will last long enough to warrant investing a lot into a mobo?
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post #19 of 25
I would try to get something above 1866Mhz RAM (ie. 2000Mhz), and then downclock it and drop the timings. You can get some absurdly tight timings from downclocking RAM.

Hell, my cheap 1600Mhz G2 Patriot RAM is sitting at 1333Mhz at 7-7-7-22. It sits stock at 9-9-9-24, and was way cheaper than 1333Mhz RAM kits with CLK 7 timing.

Who knows about AM3+, the timeline that was "leaked" could be potentially very wrong.
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post #20 of 25
AMD is good about using sockets that are future proof for their boards. As you can see in my sig, the Crosshair V is a good choice. The Crosshair IV would also work because even though it's 890 chipset, with a bios update, it can run some AM3+ processors (or I should say will be able to), but that Sabertooth is the middle ground between expensive and AM3+. That said, I have heard some very good things about the Sabertooth.
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