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post #21 of 39
if you want to tri fire i think msi 890fx or asus would be your choice although that are expensive you knwo they can fit and have good bandwidth, that ripjaw ram is good but like they said check to see if it fits, if you got ndh-14 noctua u can forget about fitting. You can pay 30$ more and get 2000mhz ram ripjaw beauty... i also hear u can reach higher clocks with asus formula IV...
post #22 of 39
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if you haven't bought yet i'd like to give it a shot
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131649
Why the 880 over 890?
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145260
Aren't the ripjaws better @ CL7
and for the win
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121375
lastest and greatest
Way out of my budget!
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if you want to tri fire i think msi 890fx or asus would be your choice although that are expensive you knwo they can fit and have good bandwidth, that ripjaw ram is good but like they said check to see if it fits, if you got ndh-14 noctua u can forget about fitting. You can pay 30$ more and get 2000mhz ram ripjaw beauty... i also hear u can reach higher clocks with asus formula IV...
How is the bandwidth better than the gigabyte? as far as the ram, thats a good point, I didnt think about that. I thought the person above was referring to ram coolers, n i was like, who cares lol.

hmm... i "hear" that too, but I want to see definitive benchmarks/reviews!
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lol, maybe it would be easier to stay intel.
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The only thing I see wrong is the ram might be to tall depending on you're cooler.
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Peacemaker -


I'm a little late to the conversation and barely skimmed over what has been posted so please bare with me!

In terms of AMD for any Phenom II chip (x2-x6) there are two (many actually) factors to consider when purchasing RAM and a motherboard. For the RAM you want the fastest you can find at the lowest CAS latency possible, OC'd or not. So, if you are able to find (for example) 1600 CL6 or better (maybe some 1333 capable of CL5 w/ a nice low TRC), then you'll be getting the most bandwidth available at the fastest cycles. The RAM that I have (no longer produced) is still some of the fastest to date (so far as I know). I've got 8GB of EB (enhanced bandwidth, now more common) OCZ 1600 (Platinum) that rates (on ASUS boards w/ AMD) 7-6-6-20-24. Very fast to say the least. I know there are now CL6 series of 1600Mhz RAM also. It has been said before but I'll keep reiterating it: Lower latency > higher frequency even on DDR3. AMD PII's show their best with tighter timings.

As for the motherboard, you'll want to look at how well the NB is cooled. Reason is, PII's are incredibly boosted in performance when upping the IMC NB speed. It's base is 2000 but shows well at 2400 and sees increasing performance gains up to 3000. The common spots for many people on PII X3's and X4's was 2600-2900. I personally have mine stable at stock voltage at 2800. So, get the best cooling you can to keep your temps as low as you can. The point of all this leads to the most important piece when overclocking the PII's - Colder is better. Intel chips seem to take the heat better than AMD's do.

As for RAM to purchase, now may not be a good time with all of the releases coming out. I got my RAM on sale with a combo deal (last year) for 74.99$ for each 4GB kit. Look at how prices have leveled! In all honesty people will always have preference for a brand but the fact remains; it's up to your liking in which brand to go with. All brands have had rave reviews just as they have each had very bad reviews as well. All are more or less reputable in terms of reliability. Find the brand that offers the best support, warranty and the lowest latency possible.
    
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post #26 of 39
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ok i'm about to pull the trigger, yay or nay?
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128435
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303
GPU: I think I'll stay with my current one until I can find a better deal Gosh, what a bottleneck
That would be a great combo. Absolutely nothing wrong with it either. When I make the switch to AM3 I'll probably get the same, Gigabyte + ripjaws! My friend has the 1600 CAS7 ripjaws and he likes them and he doesn't even OC.
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post #27 of 39
Seriously look at you're coolers before you buy Ripjaws. Not trying to steer anyone away from them, but you might have to get a differnt cooler thats all(see pic below as how close they are). I know I need to update my cooler.LOL
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Very close

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post #29 of 39
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Wow, okay, I see what you guys are talking about. I just took a look at the board on newegg. Seems like the CPU is super close to the DIMM slots. I was thinking about the TRUE 120 (buying from a friend).

Let me ask you guys a different question:
Let's take the budget out of the question... propose a mobo and ram combo. For the GPU, I don't game THAT much anymore, so I just need something that will play BC2 & SC2 w/ no issues. (My main focus is the mobo and ram right now).

I want to get this over with and order tonight...
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Wow, okay, I see what you guys are talking about. I just took a look at the board on newegg. Seems like the CPU is super close to the DIMM slots. I was thinking about the TRUE 120 (buying from a friend).

Let me ask you guys a different question:
Let's take the budget out of the question... propose a mobo and ram combo. For the GPU, I don't game THAT much anymore, so I just need something that will play BC2 & SC2 w/ no issues. (My main focus is the mobo and ram right now).

I want to get this over with and order tonight...
Just buy what you have listed and get this cooler.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181010
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