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Im building my first rig and i wanted to know weather i should try and save money but also get decent over clockable ram , or buy Corsair RAM which is more performant but at the same time more expensive ? I am getting a GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 mobo and i plan on getting 1G at first , then upgrading after some overclocking ;-). But atthe moment im on a budget where i need to keep everything under 900 , i am currently at like 840 with the G.Skill ram.

Corsair - 155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145588
G.Skill - 114
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231085

Any suggestions would help me greatly -
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post #2 of 23
gskill generally makes good ram i would stick with that, ive never had a problem with the gskill ram

one thing if you havnt allready posted your rig for everyone to paruse i would do that we may be able to save you more money/better performance
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True.

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post #4 of 23
That G.Skill isn't D9 and I'm pretty sure that Corsair isn't either. This one is D9GMH go for it.
$149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231063
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post #5 of 23
well your on the right track, i assume you allready have a power supply, if your using one that comes in a case i wouldnt do that

if you wanna save a couple bucks get the e6300, itll oc about the same, if you want just depends on whether you wanna 8 multi or a 7 multi
other then that looking good
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Try and get the Asus p5b deluxe. Will be better for overclocking
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131045
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post #7 of 23
yeah if you can afford it definatly get the ram wincet posted, i forgot they had it in stock
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Try and get the Asus p5b deluxe. Will be better for overclocking
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131045
not necessarily, it may be but not allways, and if hes on a budget that hes trying to meet then the s3 or even the biostar p965 are good alternatives
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post #9 of 23
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thanks for the suggestions

Im getting the PSU at TigerDirect
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...350&CatId=1079

I have a few questions though.
What is D9 and why is it so important?

If i were to get an E6300 , would this mean that i would need to get a good heatsink to cool it when overclocking it? Because right now i dont have the money for a Zalman or a Tuniq tower.

And what is the difference between an 8 multi and a 7 multi?
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post #10 of 23
D9, in simple terms, is the chip(s) that you want for OC. They are from Micron and are the best chips for RAM out here.

Cooling wouldn't make a difference for the E6300 or E6400. You can use the Intel cooler or an aftermarket one. The difference between the multi is self-explanatory.
They all have a default FSB of 266.
So for the E6300, 266 x 7 = 1.86 GHz
For the E6400, 266 x 8 = 2.13 GHz

If you get the E6300 you can overclock it to speeds like the E6400 and even higher.
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