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If I sell my Xbox, GTX 560 Ti and old HP 2009M Monitor I can probably get some new parts.

Sapphire 6970: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102918

G.SKILL Sniper 8GB 1333MHz: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231417

I am going keep my AMD x4 955 and my Biostar 890FX.
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good upgrade
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post #3 of 8
More generic RAM isn't an upgrade!
Seriously, with most games still using only 4GB of RAM or less and with the powerful 6970 coming in, you may as well be bandwidth-starved.
Team has a DDR3-1600 kit for a few dollars more. It may enhance ref clock overclocking ability as well.
post #4 of 8
This would be a upgrade from your current RAM from 1333MHz to 1600MHz. No point in buying the same RAM just 4GB more. Might as well buy 1600MHz for bascially the same price.

Patriot G series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

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Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Birdy1337 View Post
This would be a upgrade from your current RAM from 1333MHz to 1600MHz. No point in buying the same RAM just 4GB more. Might as well buy 1600MHz for bascially the same price.

Patriot G series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

OR

Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
My IMC can only handle 1333MHz so 1600MHz is out of the question?
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The IMC on the 955 can allow DDR3 at 1600 with 2 DIMMs.
    
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Birdy1337 View Post
The IMC on the 955 can allow DDR3 at 1600 with 2 DIMMs.
What about 4 dims with a total of 16GB? I do a lot of Gaming, CAD work, Rendering, and Encoding.
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If you are doing all of that, Go with 16GB but it would have to be 1333MHz to use all 4 DIMMs.
    
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