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post #11 of 21
no the 1866 wouldnt be a bad idea at all....you would be able to easily clock the ram to 1600 speeds and have tighter timings then 1866 would net you. and G Skill is always good. I dont buy any other brand of ram and have never had one bad stick ever.
 
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This thread looks a lot like mine from a few weeks ago.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1202714/whats-the-best-ram-for-60

I went for the RipjawX 1866MHz also and it came out to be a waste of the extra $10. The IMC of the Phenom II is only 1333MHz and doesn't scale as well as i would have hoped and never went anywhere close to 1866 with my Phenom II. When we put it into my friends 960t rig we got it to 1866MHz but again I didn't think it was worth the extra cost.
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post #13 of 21
Will either of those G.Skill ram kits clear a nice big cooler IE Megahalems or something else that covers up the first two ram slots? The heatsinks look way to big.
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post #14 of 21
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I went for the 1600 Gskill Sniper Low Voltage, thanks for the input thus far

Is my video card still 'up to par' ? I've had it for some time now so not sure. Rebuilding my budget rig for mild gaming again is what this is all about
post #15 of 21
Congrats on the buy
your GPU should perform Decent a those res BUT the problem is it consumes a lot of power then the modern GPUs if you are fine with it then leave it as it is
on more thing its not about 'up to par' it when you think you are not getting the performance upto your sanctification then you got to upgrade wink.gif that what i think buddy it not that everyone think and does the same thumb.gif
hope that helped thumb.gif
post #16 of 21
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well isnt my PSU sucking up all 550watts up all the time then it uses what it needs on the components ? I would like to save on my electric bill.. I live in a small place and i think its my PSU or my oven thats makin my bill so crazy.


but as far as its power consumption I don't know the pro's and cons.



on another note:I heard some bad about TigerDirect but they are making me happy with my tracking update, making the delivery a little bit sooner.


As requested by the sender, UPS has transferred this shipment to the local post office for delivery to the final destination.

Request Status Updates
Scheduled For Early Delivery On:
Friday, 02/24/2012
Originally Scheduled For Delivery On:
Saturday, 02/25/2012


Should be up and running tomorrow hopefully if newegg 2day shipping ends up being 1 day since its only in NJ
post #17 of 21
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I just noticed how much of a power hog this card is... i think i def need to get rid of it but theres a million and one video cards out there and they are all virtually the same looking and sounding.
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I just noticed how much of a power hog this card is... i think i def need to get rid of it but theres a million and one video cards out there and they are all virtually the same looking and sounding.

 

If you need a video card that is less power hungry... get one that is in low profile. It's pretty much a guarantee power saver. thumbsupsmiley.png

     
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if your looking for price to performance i can tell you a 560 ti would be more then enough to run any game you want at say 1680x1050 with all eye candy cranked up to the max. i run my games at 1920x1080 and though i was able to run skyrim maxed out...it did stutter a bit with the torches on the wall in dungeons.
 
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if your looking for price to performance i can tell you a 560 ti would be more then enough to run any game you want at say 1680x1050 with all eye candy cranked up to the max. i run my games at 1920x1080 and though i was able to run skyrim maxed out...it did stutter a bit with the torches on the wall in dungeons.

probably a bit above my price range, but I dont know much about whats out there currently. Was that a 1gb or 2gb card? Found a decent price on a 1gb
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