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post #21 of 41
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I would get a p35 board too, much more stable. But the sad part, no SLI, or crossfire .

BTW you might want to check out the DFI "dark" series of mobo's.
Of course P35s support crossfire Only in 8x8x configuration though but this doesn't make too much of a difference.
post #22 of 41
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You guys have helped a lot, now, would this RAM be a better buy than the previous RAM, because it has a lower CAS latency? (4-4-4-15)

OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - 104.99
post #23 of 41
I'd check this deal out. I have these sticks and they are amazing. Running them at 4-4-4-8 at the moment only on 2.1V. They are protected to 2.2V though. At $48, it is an absolute STEAL.
Edited by NrGx - 6/10/08 at 10:10pm
post #24 of 41
lol... The G.Skill ram I posted can do 1100mhz @ 5-5-5-12 for $85.00 - Now that's a steal.

http://www.evga.com/community/ModsRi...asp?sysid=9663
^^
He has them OC'd at those settings.
Edited by RainStryke - 6/10/08 at 10:18pm
post #25 of 41
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You should still switch out that ram...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145

I don't think the lower cas latency will be better than the higher bandwidth of the G-Skill.

Why don't you just follow Rain's advice? It certainly seems to be the best deal.

Good luck with the build!
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Okay, so now its the G.Skill ram and the OCZ ram. Now, what would be better though? I'm just starting to wrap my head around CAS (a month ago I wouldn't even know what the hell CAS timings were), but here's what I've thought.

The lower the numbers, the better. So wouldn't the OCZ 4-4-4-8 @2.1v be better than 5-5-5-12 @1100 MHz? Even with the latter having a higher clock speed?

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I don't think the lower cas latency will be better than the higher bandwidth of the G-Skill.

Why don't you just follow Rain's advice? It certainly seems to be the best deal.

Good luck with the build!
Looks like you answered my question. Well, I guess its settled then (kinda), the G.Skill will do what I want at a lower price, more speed for less money.
post #27 of 41
go with the higher MH ram you want it to be able to go with a 1:1 ratio Clock for better performance.
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post #28 of 41
OCZ has never been that great with having the LOWEST latency timing... They usually have 5-5-5-18 when all of the other companys are selling the same quality of ram with 5-5-5-12 timings.
post #29 of 41
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Okay, so now its the G.Skill ram and the OCZ ram. Now, what would be better though? I'm just starting to wrap my head around CAS (a month ago I wouldn't even know what the hell CAS timings were), but here's what I've thought.

The lower the numbers, the better. So wouldn't the OCZ 4-4-4-8 @2.1v be better than 5-5-5-12 @1100 MHz? Even with the latter having a higher clock speed?

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Looks like you answered my question. Well, I guess its settled then (kinda), the G.Skill will do what I want at a lower price, more speed for less money.
GO for the G Skill. I edited my post but forgot to edit the part that said I have the PC6400 instead of the PC8500. My apologies.

The PC8500 OCZ can do 4-4-4-15 as well but needs 2.2V or so. Again the EVP comes in handy

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OCZ has never been that great with having the LOWEST latency timing... They usually have 5-5-5-18 when all of the other companys are selling the same quality of ram with 5-5-5-12 timings.
How so? The ones I have come stock 4-4-4-12. Not many companies do better than that except for the hardcore redlines et al.
post #30 of 41
Here is a direct comparisson.

G.Skill @ 4-4-4-12 for $89.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231148

OCZ @ 5-4-4-15 for $93.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227248

OCZ is a little more expensive, and has worse latency times.

Yours may do 4-4-4-15, but those are the 2GB kits... Not the 4GB kits. I'd much rather have a 4GB kit so I can run 1T timings... Can't do that with 4 sticks.
Edited by RainStryke - 6/11/08 at 10:45am
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