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2 different SSD's?
Edit: Trying to choose between a 60GB vertex 3, 60GB chronos (standard, not deluxe), and a M4. The M4 is a great drive but the write speeds seem terrible. The Chronos seems to be the top of the line (overall). Did the companies throw out new firmware after I think OCZ or Sandforce admitted it was a firmware problem?
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One of them is a 2.5-3.5 adapter.

I was looking at the 60GB Chronos drive but, all these drives that have these insane write speeds always seem to go bad quite fast. The Crucial M4 indeed has slower write speeds, which isn't such a big deal for a gamer since while your gaming 98% of the game is nothing but reads from the drive. So far the rumor is the M4 is a solid reliable drive, ill take much slower write speeds in exchange for that any day. Tho if one pops up that gets good reviews about being solid and reliable I would definitively switch to the faster drive. As for the whole SSD controller propaganda, is something I haven't got into yet. All I know about SSD's are, they are fast, and I want one thumb.gif
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That's bothering me at the moment and the fact that I don't want to take them apart and paint them.
Edit: narrowed RAM down to the following.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226188
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231496
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231494
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231431

Pick out of these.

Some are better timings with an increased price of course. But corsair is very solid ram.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233147

Low profile if needed

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
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Fist off you sound like your tring to save money and the system isnt all about "performance" and so on, then why the 6970?? 6950 that unlocks will be the same at a better cost..
Also blue everything with red ram would really bother me.

Ya, im not interested on looks, but more on how well the machine runs. I slapped in a 6970 simply because I don't like bios flashing. And some of the 6950 have heat issues (not all) when unlocked. And yep I have a $1500 budget. So its whatever I can cram pack to fit my interests without exceeding it. A GTX 580 would put me over so I have to settle for a 6970 for now. Being AMD's biggest single chip card out right now, its not so bad. It will max out BF3 and GTA IV that I intend to use it for with no problems. Also 8GB of quality DDR3 for $30? That's a steal for the price of these other low latency kits, I could of jacked my machine up with 16GB of ram for $60 biggrin.gif
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That's bothering me at the moment and the fact that I don't want to take them apart and paint them.
Edit: narrowed RAM down to the following.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226188
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231496
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231494
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231431

I would go with these unless you plan on taking your memory up that high (2000mhz)...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231431

They cost a bit but what do you expect for 7-8-7-24 timings tongue.gif Only downside is they run at 1.6v so if you plan on overclocking your memory you might wanna find a pair that run at 1.5v to give you headroom, or start with a higher clocked pair like you had (2000mhz I doubt you will reach stable).
Edited by Warmonger - 11/25/11 at 1:04am
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If your looking for a nice case the nzxt phantom is awesome, got mine and its amazing with good cable management.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146067

I got this one but it comes in a variety of colors.
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Ya, im not interested on looks, but more on how well the machine runs. I slapped in a 6970 simply because I don't like bios flashing. And some of the 6950 have heat issues (not all) when unlocked. And yep I have a $1500 budget. So its whatever I can cram pack to fit my interests without exceeding it. A GTX 580 would put me over so I have to settle for a 6970 for now. Being AMD's biggest single chip card out right now, its not so bad. It will max out BF3 and GTA IV that I intend to use it for with no problems. Also 8GB of quality DDR3 for $30? That's a steal biggrin.gif
I would go with these unless you plan on taking your memory up that high (2000mhz)...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231431
They cost a bit but what do you expect for 7-8-7-24 timings tongue.gif Only downside is they run at 1.6v so if you plan on overclocking your memory you might wanna find a pair that run at 1.5v to give you headroom, or start with a higher clocked pair like you had (2000mhz I doubt you will reach stable).

Yeah. I was worried about the voltage. I could always try to bring down the voltage and try to get it stable at those latencies.

Edit: seems that all of them operate at 1.6v stock.
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Yeah. I was worried about the voltage. I could always try to bring down the voltage and try to get it stable at those latencies.
Edit: seems that all of them operate at 1.6v stock.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233219

Better timings, lower voltage and corsair. Corsair has ram at a great price for what ever your after, they are as reliable as all can be. And if you look around you can find it all in blue, red or black.
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post #57 of 75
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222.2-181.81-222.2-74.074 (Mushkin Blackline 996991)
233.25-207.3-233.25-77.75 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231496)
228.57-200-228.57-66.66 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231494)
228.57-200-228.57-66.66 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231431)

Some numbers I got. Speed divided by latency. The higher the number the better. 1866 seems to be the king of the hill here.

I'm a little nervous about getting a sandforce SSD (I'm not sure if the firmware issues are fixed) so Crucial or Intel (if I have the money for a 120GB 510 SSD).

@selvanthos: I've always had this kind of hate towards corsair with their old dominator lineup and PSU rebranding thing and I know I can get much better for my money (cough cough...mushkin and gskill...cough cough). Plus, the sinks are tall and they look horrendous.
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This is going to be my next lot of ram, dont need the big heatsink as ram doesn't get hot, and i like the low profile look, plus im after 16gb not 8gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233239
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you should get an i5 2500k, 6990, as for ram anything over 8gb is just a waste of money IMO, 800W PSU should provide plenty of juice for the system. should be able to easily accomplish that for under $2000
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Quick question, is there any difference in using 2 slots and 4 slots for RAM? Wondering since I'm stuck between the following two.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231496
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226188&Tpk=996991
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