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post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by Velathawen View Post

This is pretty hard to argue against tongue.gif
The one thing I would really change is your ram. CL10 1600 1.5 is not that great. I read a brief review before replying that showed a reviewer managing to hit 1800 cl10, but you're better off just getting a 1866 cl9 kit that runs the same 1.5v. Something like this G.skill sniper kit runs $40 after $5 code (expires 11/14)

Now I'm confused frown.gif

I'm a software guy, so my hardware understanding isn't top notch lol. From my understanding Crucial is some of the best ram, but i really dont understand cl10/cl9. And im assuming the 1800/1866 numbers are OC numbers?
post #12 of 23
Hey Twisted, I just wanted to apologize. The new Huddler system automatically scans posts and if it thinks they're spam, it holds them for moderator (which results in you not being able to see the post until it is approved). It was obviously wrong this time so I'll run it past the Huddler team to see which elements of your post tripped the filter so we can hopefully get that sorted in the near future.

Otherwise, if you post and it is deleted without any reason and doesn't quite make sense to you, shoot me a PM and I'll see what I can do.
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post #13 of 23
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Np. Thanks for responding. I just assumed it's because I was posting a lot of links (copy/paste of pcbuilder).
post #14 of 23
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Getting really close to ordering.

Tentatively switched to a 1gb GPU. Upgraded PSU to 750W. No other changes atm. Still kind of debating the extra $40 to get the 2gb GPU. I do plan on SLi'ing 2 of whatever card i go with, not sure if I need the 2gb if i have 2x 1gb cards. I only use 1920x1080. I have been hearing though that VRAM will become more and more important as we go forward with games, so this could add some longevity. Just want to be sure its worth the $40.
Edited by Twisted51 - 11/11/11 at 9:55am
post #15 of 23
i would go with a fan cooled ram if your overclocking Corsair is my fav i loved my crucial ballistix tracer i had in a older build though
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Since you only play on 1080p, 1gb VRAM is pretty much all you need.
    
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post #17 of 23
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i would go with a fan cooled ram if your overclocking Corsair is my fav i loved my crucial ballistix tracer i had in a older build though

Mind elaborating? Fan cooled means installing an extra fan?
post #18 of 23
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What do you guys think of:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1866c9

For different RAM.
post #19 of 23
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One my posts is in review, but i recently switched the PSU to the: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139016&Tpk=ax750
For the case, I'm feeling pretty sold on the Carbide, but the phantom did give me pause biggrin.gif.
GPU, the 2gb one is only $40 more. Is that worth the price, or is it straight up "I wont use the extra VRAM". Remember I do plan on SLI'ing 2 whatever card I choose (will be getting 2nd card around christmas), which may be a case to lean especially towards the 1gb version, though I'm not sure how VRAM combines when SLI'd.

The fact that you are going SLi in the future really has no bearing on what VRAM version to go with. Well indirectly it does. If you SLi the 1GB version, you will only have 1GB of VRAM shared between the two cards, not 2GB. f you SLi the 2GB version, you will only have 2GB of VRAM shared between the two cards, not 4GB.

Honestly I would recommend the 2GB version. I don't know how much VRAM Skyrim will used considering it is a console port, but if you want to play a game like BF3 you would want the extra ram. At 1080p, the game is known to reach close to 1.5GB vram usage.
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get the i5 2500k from MICRO CENTER !!! &180 =]
and why don't you go with ASUS mother board instead, its more stable and reliable. smile.gif

+ you get a combo price from micro center, i paid $150 for asus p8z68-v pro and $180 for i5 2500K... combo deal.
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