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Here is my current list of parts for my first build.
Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD80 $174.63
Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T $159.99
Thermal Paste: Antec Nano Diamond Thermal Compound Formula 7 $12.63
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100/4 Feser Triebwerk V2 120x55mm push/pull setup.
Powersupply: KINGWIN Mach 1 1220 watts/Installed T.B.VEGAS DUO 140mm inside unit.
GPU: Dual HD6950's 1Gb flashed to HD6970's
SSD: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe 120Gb 560Mb/s Read 515Mb/s Write 90,000 IOPS

Now the main question I have for the more experienced users here is what is better for gaming performance 4Gb 2133/ 7 CAS or 16Gb 1866/ 9 CAS. Specifically the two products I am talking about are http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231454 and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231456

I do no care for answers like "just go with this it's cheaper" type awnsers. I have heard that adding more that two Dimms stresses the memory controller and it is then unable to achieve the higher clocks with lower latancy. But I am not an expert on the subject so I would like to get another persons opinion. The RAM is the last main component I need for this build. Benchmarks or articles would be much appreciated.
Edited by H 3 L L S M A N - 8/21/11 at 3:06pm
post #2 of 9
I'm not going to give you a go with cheaper answer then. I will give you a go with better PSU though. Rosewill LIGHTNING Series Has the lighting you are apparently after. Gold Class, On OCN Recommended PSU list.. Plenty of juice for your GPU's.

Sure you want to by a 1090t right now? I know, I think BD is a myth too lol but ought to wait on it out man.
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Well the PSU and everything else is a done deal for me. I have those sitting in my house. Originally I was going to get a 80+ gold PSU but then I found that 1220 watt and liked it over the OCZ 850watt. I realized that the fan take's alot of power 45 watts each, and I didn't want to run into not having enough power for the rig. I don't have I video of my own but when all four are on max it is VERY loud. 80+ gold only means that it is better at converting power, in terms of build quality the one I have is solid and uses metal screw on connections rather that the plastic connections used on the new 80+ gold version.

This is the original review I watched


Thanks for the suggestion but I very happy with the look and feel of my current PSU.
Edited by H 3 L L S M A N - 8/21/11 at 3:33pm
post #4 of 9
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The reason I bought the X6 is because I need a computer within a month or so and i dident want to wait for X8 but when it come out my board is AMD 3+ ready so I will most likely be getting it and selling off the X6 at a discounted price.
post #5 of 9
No shame in that. Too many people hate on the x6 BE's.

I eat games with mine, OhNo It's 120FPS instead of 135FPS what am I going to do!

Not educated enough on RAM to answer that part but sticking around waiting on someone in the know to explain.

That fan is insane!
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post #6 of 9
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Yea that's the same conclusion I came too, the cost on intel motherboards with similar features is expensive, that's something they don't say when they are comparing a X6 with a second gen i5. Yes the i5 beats in gaming performance by a pretty good deal. But the cost of a quality i5 build is a good 300$ more from what I saw online.

In the future I will most likely move to intel because of the 22nm tri gate processors. But if they come with a thousand+ dollar price tag, I better start saving now or it is defiantly not going to happen.
post #7 of 9
Quick question, why are you buying more thermal paste if your getting a Corsair H100? It comes with pre applied TIM on it that is excellent. Shin-itsu (sp?) I believe.
As for your RAM question. I just read a article, cant remember where. But your theory on added stress is correct. However, unless your a bencher for maxx performance you wont notice. Yea, if you run into issues keep them at Cas 7 @ 2133, you could bump em down to Cas 7 @ 1866 for example.

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Edited by Rebelord - 8/21/11 at 3:51pm
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post #8 of 9
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Not all thermal paste is the same and the less the better. The stock thermal paste is to thick for my taste. I wish I had two so I could do benchmarks with the stock and then with the 3rd party higher quality paste. There would be a difference in the heat transfer.
post #9 of 9
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Thanks for the response I think I am going to go with the more stable 16 @ 1866 9 CAS. I am pretty sure this price cannot be beat http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231456

I will wait for a few more comments, think I am going to buy either one on Monday and finish up this build.
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