Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Memory › RAM Suggestions for Casual Build
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

RAM Suggestions for Casual Build

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I'm using this build for surfing/Facebook and general use. Most intensive I can think of would be watching movies or editing a lot of photos at once. No gaming whatsoever (leavin that for another build ).

Will overclock.

CPU: i2500K

Mobo: My options are

1) P8Z68-V V $224 12-phase
2) P8Z68-M PRO $179 6-phase
3) P8Z68-V LE $172 4-phase

Only the M Pro has DisplayPort. I won't be using it now, but you think it's worth getting for possible use in the future or is DP tech still too far away to be useful? No gaming for me, just casual stuff so I dunno if DP is really worth it.

Is Bluetooth worth it to pick V or LE over the M? Also, what's the difference between the phases and should it be worth considering?

Memory: 4GB...however my options are only
Kingston, Transcend, Kingbox, ADATA, Avexir.

I'm leaning on Kingston, Transcend, or ADATA since I've heard of them. Any suggestions?

I'm also looking to pick a good memory to fully exploit the use of overclocking i5-2500K and I've heard that Intel memory requires speed + timing to exploit overclocking. This true?

GPU: on-board i5-2500K GPU

PSU:
1) Seasonic S12 II Bronze 520W or
2) Seasonic M12 II Bronze 520W

I know M12 is modular and the S12 isn't. Are there any other differences?

HDD: WD Blue 1 TB

SSD: Crucial M4 128 GB

I heard the OCZ Vertex was also good...any suggestions on whether I should switch?

DVD Drive: LiteOn iHAS524

Cooling: CM Hyper 212+

Case: Phantom NZXT

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Oh feel free to make any other recommendations as well besides the RAM.
Edited by deviljin - 10/3/11 at 7:04am
    
Monitor
Asus PA238Q 
  hide details  
Reply
    
Monitor
Asus PA238Q 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 8
I would go for the G.Skill RipJaw X 1600s they are good value for money.

And for the SSD stick to the Crucial M4, OCZ is one of the drivers effected by the sandforce error so personally I would steer clear.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/3/11 at 7:30am
^3
(11 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 5930K  EVGA x99 Micro EVGA GTX 980 SC ACX 16GB Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX Black PC4-21300 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500GB Samsung 840 EVO H105 Win 10 ASUS ROG PG279 
KeyboardPowerCase
Ducky Shine 1 MX-Red Corsair AX 860i  Fractal Design Node 804 Black 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i7 @ 2.6  GT650 16GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM 256GB SSD 
OSMonitorKeyboard
Mac OSX Lion Retina Display US layout 
  hide details  
Reply
^3
(11 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 5930K  EVGA x99 Micro EVGA GTX 980 SC ACX 16GB Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX Black PC4-21300 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500GB Samsung 840 EVO H105 Win 10 ASUS ROG PG279 
KeyboardPowerCase
Ducky Shine 1 MX-Red Corsair AX 860i  Fractal Design Node 804 Black 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i7 @ 2.6  GT650 16GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM 256GB SSD 
OSMonitorKeyboard
Mac OSX Lion Retina Display US layout 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 8
Read this: Overclocking & Choosing RAM for Sandybridge H67/P67/Z68.

It should help you pick one that suits your needs best.
it looks alive
(17 items)
 
Sandy Transformed
(69 photos)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K [5ghz 1.44v 24/7] Asus Maximus IV Extreme SLI GTX 460 @ 920/1840/4100 [1.11v] 4GB Dominator GT @ 2133mhz CL8 [1.65v] 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel X25-M G2 80GB 3x Samsung F3 500GB RAID 0 EK Supreme HF Full Copper Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
LG42SL9500 42" 1080p [Surround Soon] XFX XXX Edition 650w Xigmatec Elysium JVC HA-RX700 [foam mod] 
  hide details  
Reply
it looks alive
(17 items)
 
Sandy Transformed
(69 photos)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K [5ghz 1.44v 24/7] Asus Maximus IV Extreme SLI GTX 460 @ 920/1840/4100 [1.11v] 4GB Dominator GT @ 2133mhz CL8 [1.65v] 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel X25-M G2 80GB 3x Samsung F3 500GB RAID 0 EK Supreme HF Full Copper Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
LG42SL9500 42" 1080p [Surround Soon] XFX XXX Edition 650w Xigmatec Elysium JVC HA-RX700 [foam mod] 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 8
An overclocked 2500k and a $200 Mobo for facebook?

Why don't you look at a lower end i3, or even a new Sandy Bridge based Celeron or something? Probably wouldn't even be able to tell any difference. Save the extra $ for your "gaming build".

Also, for SB it doesn't really seem like RAM makes much difference. Much different than the old days when your OC heavily depended on your RAM's capabilities. Grab some 1600Mhz GSkill Ripjaws as recommended above, cheap and work well!
Edited by TheEddie - 10/3/11 at 8:12am
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies!

Haha, I had to LOL at the last post...yea after some reflection i5-2500K is overkill for Facebook...thanks for knocking some sense back into my head!

That got me looking into the i3 CPUs. Is there a significant difference between HD2000 and HD3000? Or in other words, is the HD2000 sufficient for my needs (it'll handle HD movies and lots of photo editing and of course...Facebook lol)?

So looks like no overclocking for me anymore, but this will indeed save me some money.

Since I'm not overclocking...I'll probably just get a 1333 MHz DD3 RAM. Will update later after more research.
    
Monitor
Asus PA238Q 
  hide details  
Reply
    
Monitor
Asus PA238Q 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by deviljin View Post
Thanks for the replies!

Haha, I had to LOL at the last post...yea after some reflection i5-2500K is overkill for Facebook...thanks for knocking some sense back into my head!

That got me looking into the i3 CPUs. Is there a significant difference between HD2000 and HD3000? Or in other words, is the HD2000 sufficient for my needs (it'll handle HD movies and lots of photo editing and of course...Facebook lol)?

So looks like no overclocking for me anymore, but this will indeed save me some money.

Since I'm not overclocking...I'll probably just get a 1333 MHz DD3 RAM. Will update later after more research.
Any of the integrated Intel HD series will be able to handle all of that just fine!

I just built a rig with the dual core Sandy G530 and it is very quick! I think that would suit you well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116409
post #7 of 8
Yup second that. Build a rig for someone who never games - just internet browsing and whatever.
We used an i3 and the on-die card is doing a good job. So need to escalate with an i5.
Maybe even the suggested G539 will be sufficient.
/* Redemption*/
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 3930K Asus Sabertooth Asus GTX 680 8x4GB G.Skill@1337MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2xM4 64GB/ / F3 - 1TB / 2x2TB Baracudas some LG Modified EK 360 HFX 2x(Win7 x64) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SyncMaster P2770HD and SyncMaster 940NW Roccat Isku Corsair Gold AX750 NZXT 810 Switch 
MouseMouse Pad
Rocat Kone[+] Razer exactmat X 
  hide details  
Reply
/* Redemption*/
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 3930K Asus Sabertooth Asus GTX 680 8x4GB G.Skill@1337MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2xM4 64GB/ / F3 - 1TB / 2x2TB Baracudas some LG Modified EK 360 HFX 2x(Win7 x64) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SyncMaster P2770HD and SyncMaster 940NW Roccat Isku Corsair Gold AX750 NZXT 810 Switch 
MouseMouse Pad
Rocat Kone[+] Razer exactmat X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks a lot for your help! The last 2 posts really made me revise my approach to this build so here are the current specs with some radical changes...any help greatly appreciated as usual:

Its main use will be Internet surfing, photo editing, watching movies, but I also want it to be sorta futureproof (IvyBridge CPU upgrade later possibly).

No gaming, no overclock. Want a quiet system.

CPU: Here's where I'm having trouble deciding. These are my options:

G530, $49
G540, $58
G620, $70
G840, $82
G860, $95
i3-2100, $117

These aren't the exact prices I'll be paying (prob. lower), but the ratios should be accurate. Which one would you pick that is the best balance of performance/price/long-term relevancy?

Mobo: H67 board...any budget suggestions?

Memory: 4GB

GPU: on-board GPU

PSU: Neo Eco 400W

HDD: WD Blue 1 TB

SSD: none

DVD Drive: I have an old 52x CD-ROM drive I was thinking I could reuse in this build...do you still think it's necessary nowadays to have a DVD drive?

If so, I'll go for the LITE-ON IHAS524. Oh wait, I prob. need the DVD drive to install Windows anyway lol.

Case: Still deciding...feel free to suggest something cool-looking, but also provides good soundproof + cooling
    
Monitor
Asus PA238Q 
  hide details  
Reply
    
Monitor
Asus PA238Q 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Memory
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Memory › RAM Suggestions for Casual Build