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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by stu.;15427893 
If you don't mind, could you post a Newegg link to the boards you would recommend instead? I am definitely interested in a Z68 board, and I would love to see some alternatives.



Why do you say that only 4GB is necessary for hugeadv as compared to 8GB?

Oh right Z68:doh: That leaves out the Extreme4 as the Z68 version is $200 compared to the P67 at $155.

If you want the P67 here it is. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 Extreme3

4gb of RAM will be perfectly fine.
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That memory you linked was on sale this weekend for 84.99. You missed the sale.frown.gif
    
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by hertz9753;15428435 
That memory you linked was on sale this weekend for 84.99. You missed the sale.frown.gif

Just my luck!

So, would people recommend only 4GB of 2133 RAM? I would have thought, to some extent, that more would be better...
 
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post #14 of 19
If you're going to do nothing but fold on this box, then 4gb should be just fine.
post #15 of 19
^^ What these guys says, 4gigs is plenty for just pure folding. The 4gig set of the RipjawsX 2133 has ever so slightly better timings (9-11-9-28 vs 9-11-10-28) and slightly lower voltage (1.6V vs 1.65V). If you would be going through a VM 8gigs is preferable since that way 4 could go to the VM and leave 4 for the host OS.
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post #16 of 19
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Here is my most current Newegg cart. I'm going to be swapping in the 4 GB RAM, so that should bring down the price a bit.

However, TigerDirect has listed the 2700k at $399.99... but the page specifications has several noticeable errors, such as referring to it as a 2600k.

I may still be able to fit it into the budget, but it certainly brings about the question of how much a SB-E board is going to run, and if I should save up another $150 to go 6core/12 thread there, if the price/performance ratio is there. Man I hate how fast technology changes!
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FireAroundTheBrim;15424619 
This is what I bought a few weeks ago:
2600K ~315$
2133RAM (2x2GB) ~55$
Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z ~160$ (I have it at 4.8 at 1.35V)
Corsair H60 - ~72$
Corsair 430W ~45$
~650$

I got open box mobo and that was 30$ off. I also got a CM Hype N 520 cool for $30, just purchased H60 because it was on sale at my BestBuy for 55$.

PPD on hugeadv is ~80K
PPD on SMP is like ~20-30K
PPF on bigadv is ~45K
This is some good info right here, but you don't need to get an amazing cooler right? I'd imagine you could just get a 212+ for $50 less, and bringing the total cost to <$600 like you wanted.
 
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I'm having a hard time seeing the 2700K can be justified with that price diff, maybe if we can get solid info on how it clocks then just maybe.
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post #19 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by arvidab;15450375 
I'm having a hard time seeing the 2700K can be justified with that price diff, maybe if we can get solid info on how it clocks then just maybe.

Two separate gaming companies are selling PCs with 2700ks coming overclocked 5ghz+ for a $50 upcharge. I'm assuming that means they OC quite well.

Hoping that reviews confirm this, but I believe it's going to be worth the price increase.
 
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