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Just building a new system with an i7 and was wondering what ram to go with.
I'll probably go with corsair ram, unless someone recommends something better.
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Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S
EVGA X58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 3PCIE-16 PCI-E1 2PCI SLI SATA2 eSATA Dual GBLAN Motherboard
And maybe this ram: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=34802
Edited by FragaGeddon - 11/2/09 at 1:06pm
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post #2 of 11
The lower number the better, but frequency is more important on i7 based systems. Depending on your budget, 1600mhz-2000mhz is where you want to be at.
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post #3 of 11
Corsair is good, but by no means are they the only good manufacturer. G.Skill, Patriot, even Kingston make high-end DDR3 modules.
Obviously the lower timings on the 8-8-8-24 are going to be better, but if it costs significantly more it's not worth it.
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post #4 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
The lower number the better, but frequency is more important on i7 based systems. Depending on your budget, 1600mhz-2000mhz is where you want to be at.
Well then I might get this then. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...acture=Corsair
Except the fan might be kinda useless.
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by FragaGeddon View Post
Well then I might get this then. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...acture=Corsair
Except the fan might be kinda useless.
That's a very nice kit if you have the money.
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post #6 of 11
I recommend these. I just bought them myself and they are fast.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231306

Running at 2000mhz with 9-9-9-24 at 1.6v. I may overvolt a bit and see if I can get the timings down.
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post #7 of 11
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Is gskill a rebranded product or is this new on the market. Just never heard of it before.
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G.Skill is a very popular and widely known manufacturer lol...
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post #9 of 11
Read this before you buy anything, to see the relative speed between modules. You'll see there is only a marginal difference between speeds and timings.
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I think I'll just stick with the 1600. Thanks guys.
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