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I'm holding out for one of the new AMD GPU's or a GTX 780. I already have the cost included in the budget.

I'm thinking I'll go with that WD Blue - I don't need a 2TB as of now.

I'll definitely consider these G.SKILL's - good performance for the price and they look decent - I'm just a Mushkin fanboy so it's hard to buy a different brand.

Waiting for GPU's to be released is kind of playing into the mindset of the company to make you hold off on purchasing a competitor's product. Point being, with AMD as of now, they are going to release whatever they have in the works at some ridiculous price and then as usual drop the price by 20-30% retail in a few months because of not being able to move units. For that, I would just jump on a 780 Classified w/ EVBOT because it's a great investment considering it can do up to 1400MHz on the core w/ EVBOT.

1TB of space is pretty solid, especially if you have a SSD for boot drive.

The G.Skills price to performance with memory is pretty unbeatable as it stands. They offer Cas 10, 2400MHz at prices much cheaper than competitors and they overclock well which is a plus. Other brands are notable, like Mushkin and Kingston, but price to performance wise there is really no comparison with G.Skill.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

Waiting for GPU's to be released is kind of playing into the mindset of the company to make you hold off on purchasing a competitor's product. Point being, with AMD as of now, they are going to release whatever they have in the works at some ridiculous price and then as usual drop the price by 20-30% retail in a few months because of not being able to move units. For that, I would just jump on a 780 Classified w/ EVBOT because it's a great investment considering it can do up to 1400MHz on the core w/ EVBOT.

1TB of space is pretty solid, especially if you have a SSD for boot drive.

The G.Skills price to performance with memory is pretty unbeatable as it stands. They offer Cas 10, 2400MHz at prices much cheaper than competitors and they overclock well which is a plus. Other brands are notable, like Mushkin and Kingston, but price to performance wise there is really no comparison with G.Skill.

I honestly feel that's the case, I just felt with their new product to be released within a few weeks after I buy my system - it wouldn't hurt to wait and see. I can't imagine it's a revolutionary by any means.

My only real concerns is how this kit will perform on a Haswell system. I've heard 1.65v memory isn't always compatible and you can't really overclock memory on Haswell either. Maybe I'm just reading false information?
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Originally Posted by Chalupa View Post

I honestly feel that's the case, I just felt with their new product to be released within a few weeks after I buy my system - it wouldn't hurt to wait and see. I can't imagine it's a revolutionary by any means.

My only real concerns is how this kit will perform on a Haswell system. I've heard 1.65v memory isn't always compatible and you can't really overclock memory on Haswell either. Maybe I'm just reading false information?

It couldn't hurt either, but $750 for the GTX 780 Classy w/ EV Bot is going to be untouchable regardless of what AMD releases. People are doing 1350MHz without EVBOT on the 780 Classy, pulling 15k 3DMark11 Scores. With EVBOT and the ability to increase voltage (and now with mods floating around that push voltage even further than EVBOT allows), you are left with a card that should be a solid single card solution for easily 3 years with all that overclocking headroom.

http://www.ninjalane.com/reviews/video/evga_gtx780_classified/page12.aspx

As far as the memory concerns, you are reading misinformation the whole point of Haswell was being able to utilize increased memory frequency because of a much better memory controller. Haswell is compatible up to 3000MHz frequency memory. 1.65v has been compatible since Sandy Bridge, and with Haswell overclocking memory has been even more friendlier than in the past.

As far as those 2400MHz kits, I don't see why 2666MHz or more wouldn't be achievable with looser timings @ 1.65v.


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