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post #11 of 23
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Ok, now for the ram. I cannot stress how much I would like high profile (looks, protection) but when it comes to speeds I have no idea what to look at. The motherboard is a Gigaybyte Z77X-UD3H.
post #12 of 23
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Apparently the motherboard only supports 32bit OS http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=722&item_id=047292 Under specs < Memory
Im not sure if this is just a warning or it doesn't support 64bit.
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Ok, now for the ram. I cannot stress how much I would like high profile (looks, protection) but when it comes to speeds I have no idea what to look at. The motherboard is a Gigaybyte Z77X-UD3H.

Ram just went up in price recently, but the sweet spot was 1600MHz speed with CAS 9 timings (9-9-9-24) @ 1.5v.
I would recommend the Samsung Wonder Ram @ 1.35v (they overclock like a dream) but since you want big heat spreaders on them, any known brand (Corsair, G.Skill, Kingston...etc) @ 1600MHz or 1866MHz speed @ 1.5v with CAS9 or CAS10 is good.
Edited by eXXon - 4/3/13 at 4:27pm
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Apparently the motherboard only supports 32bit OS http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=722&item_id=047292 Under specs < Memory
Im not sure if this is just a warning or it doesn't support 64bit.

With any modern mobo, a 32-bit OS will not recognize more than 4GB of memory.
If you install 8GB memory or more, you'll need to have a 64-bit W7 or W8.
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With any modern mobo, a 32-bit OS will not recognize more than 4GB of memory.
If you install 8GB memory or more, you'll need to have a 64-bit W7 or W8.

Oh Ok, I was looking at 64 bit. Do you happen to know if that motherboard supports a 64 bit OS?
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Oh Ok, I was looking at 64 bit. Do you happen to know if that motherboard supports a 64 bit OS?

Yes it does, as almost all of them support 64-bit since a few years now.
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Ok thats great tongue.gif. Do I need thermal paste if i go watercooling?
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Ok thats great tongue.gif. Do I need thermal paste if i go watercooling?

Any cooler you buy (Air cooled or Water cooled) comes with its own thermal paste (either pre-applied or in a tube) and they are not bad at all.
Arctic Silver paste is one of the best & might give you better temps (maybe 2-4c drop).
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post #19 of 23
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http://pcpartpicker.com/user/AudioHill/saved/1qiI Theres the build I did, was contacting friends and whatnot while on here. Thats what it came out to, looks great but I dont think im going to buy the h100i right away but i'll use the stock cooler for a bit and won't overclock.

You have been great help i honestly appreciate it, I'm going to leave this thread open want monitor it if you have any further suggestions to the link above.

Thanks Again man for all of the help! thumb.gif

-Audio
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http://pcpartpicker.com/user/AudioHill/saved/1qiI Theres the build I did, was contacting friends and whatnot while on here. Thats what it came out to, looks great but I dont think im going to buy the h100i right away but i'll use the stock cooler for a bit and won't overclock.

You have been great help i honestly appreciate it, I'm going to leave this thread open want monitor it if you have any further suggestions to the link above.

Thanks Again man for all of the help! thumb.gif

-Audio

No worries mate.

Two suggestions:
- Go for the 7870 XT (if you can find it in stock) which is based on the 7900 series or the 7950 for 269$.
- SSDs don't cost an arm & a leg anymore so get one as a boot drive & a couple of your favorite games like the Sammy 840pro.
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