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Well ive fried my share of stuff and I will not be overclocking my new rig. Looking to spend about 5,000$ on the rig and its just to much money. I'll probably overclock after i've used it for around a year.

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820145038

I was looking at that but it seems unnesscary if i'm not going to overclock.

I want DDR2 800 or faster, I prefer CORSAIR. There are tons of sticks that I can't tell the difference from and its probably because some overclock better than others.

What do you guys think I should get?
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If your not planning on overclocking then id stick to the cheapest DDR2 800 you can find, most come with lifetime warranties so you should be ok.
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hmm..

how about this? Its hard to find DDR 800 ram and decent timings.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034
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With that kind of budget, I would buy some DDR2 1066, which is what the next speed step is going to be. That way, when you do get around to overclocking, you'll have a lot of headroom, and you can even save your RAM for your next build.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p
With that kind of budget, I would buy some DDR2 1066, which is what the next speed step is going to be. That way, when you do get around to overclocking, you'll have a lot of headroom, and you can even save your RAM for your next build.
If you're not going to overclock, why buy DDR2 1000/800 RAM? That's like buying DDR500 or DDR600 and running it at DDR400. Just buy some 667Mhz modules with good timings.
post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by JacKz5o

He says he is not going to o/c his rig so no point to get a ddr2 1000 ram.

Edit : Namrac mentioned that before me ..
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Wouldn't DDR2 800 be faster than DDR2 600 on a DDR2 800 board even without overclocking?
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke
Wouldn't DDR2 800 be faster than DDR2 600 on a DDR2 800 board even without overclocking?
No, because at default, RAM in a Conroe system runs at 667Mhz. Having DDR2 800 will do NOTHING. Get some awesome Team Xtreem 667 with like 3-3-3-8 timings, and you'll be all set. And when you decide you do want to overclock, those will take you a long ways, probably up to DDR2 1000.
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Supposedly the Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C3 is supposed to be really good, DDR2 with a CAS Latency of 3, although I havent seen them for sale in awhile. Alot of review sites use them due to their great performance.
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