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post #21 of 43
not two sticks total, the motherboards have 4 slots. You can just buy kits that come in either 2 or 4 sticks, not 3 or 6.
post #22 of 43
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Originally Posted by $ilent View Post
not two sticks total, the motherboards have 4 slots. You can just buy kits that come in either 2 or 4 sticks, not 3 or 6.
6-stick kits will still work, because it's an even number. You'll just need 6 DIMMs*, which is unlikely on Dual-Channel. It's usually 2/4/8/16.

EDIT:

DIMM Slots*
Edited by Z13 - 8/25/11 at 9:43am
post #23 of 43
Well what I did was use 2 of my 3 stick ddr3 trip channel kit, but i wouldnt recommend buying a 6gb triple channel kit and using just 2 sticks...
post #24 of 43
Thread Starter 
Is it true that 4x2gb > 2x4gb?
post #25 of 43
no, other way round. Better to have 2 sticks of 4gb each, than to have 4 sticks of 2 gb each.
post #26 of 43
Thread Starter 
So then I'm pretty sure I'll go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231401 unless someone thinks that's an astoundingly stupid choice? Space to upgrade later anyway.

As of now I'm looking at:


CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115070 315

(I can't bear to drop from i7 to i5)

SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147062 120

(For the OS)

HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185 60 x 2

(Took the suggestion, saved a lot of dough)

GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130621 320 x 2

(Still on the fence about something else)

CASE

???

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231401 120

(Works?)

AUDIO CARD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102019 150

(Why don't I need it?)

POWER SUPPLY
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151087 160

(Took the suggestion)

MOTHERBOARD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131701 220

(Took the suggestion, but what about those enthusiast boards?)

Where do I go from here?
Edited by fox_frost - 8/22/11 at 3:55pm
post #27 of 43
Good choice on the psu! I love the seasonic ones. Where do you go from here? What do you want in a case? How much do you want to spend?

Things you still need to consider: cooling system, tim, monitors, keyboard, mouse, OS, cable sleeving or extensions, card reader, fan controller, speakers?
post #28 of 43
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So then I'm pretty sure I'll go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231401 unless someone thinks that's an astoundingly stupid choice?
I think that's an astoundingly... expensive choice.

It's really not a "drop" going to a 2500k.. Not at all.. They are tied @ game performance.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6600k MSI Gaming Z170A EVGA GTX 980 Classified Crucial Ballistix Tactical (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2666 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Pro 950 Cryorig H7 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 CrossOver 2560x1440 IPS 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill Capstone 550-M Phanteks Enthoo Pro RAZER Abyssus Mirror Special Edition XTRAC Ripper 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar Essence STX Dayton Audio B652 Lepai Tripath Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Mini Amplifier 8 Inch 60-Watt Powered Subwoofer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel q9300 Intel DP45SG MSI TFII GTX 660 Corsair Dominator 1333 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Force 3 90gb Deepcool Gammaxx 300 Windows 7 Samsung SyncMaster 932bw 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell Rosewill Lightning 800w CM Stryker Dell 
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post #29 of 43
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Originally Posted by fox_frost View Post
So then I'm pretty sure I'll go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231401 unless someone thinks that's an astoundingly stupid choice? Space to upgrade later anyway.

As of now I'm looking at:


CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115070 315

(I can't bear to drop from i7 to i5)
Yeah, what he said. The only thing you have to ask yourself is whether or not you need it. Will you be doing anything other than gaming like video/photo editing...? Because if you are and have the extra cash, go for the 2600k. I don't think you'll regret it either way, but that's just one way to look at it. If you are doing those things, you might as well get more memory too.
post #30 of 43
Thread Starter 
Well it seems I'm at about 1850 right now with a final after tax budget of 2500. Hopefully I'd get the cooling/lighting/case sorted out for 250, but that's probably optimistic, I could do 350. As for monitors/peripherals, I want to see how much dough I have left over. In my dreams it would be razer gear, maybe a rat 9, but I doubt that's going to happen.

Edit: Thing is, I have no idea how to go about cooling.
Edited by fox_frost - 8/22/11 at 5:36pm
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