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What's the best RAM for my set up?

post #1 of 21
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hello,

New here and to the whole overclocking business. I'm in the process of building a new PC, and was wondering what was the best bang for your buck RAM.

Here's a rough list of what I've got so far to work with...
AMD 64 X2 4400+
A64 cooler ARCTIC FREEZER 64 PRO R
Asus A8N-SLi
eVGA nVidia 7800 GTX 512MB
SB Audigy 2 Zs
HD 250G|WD 7200 SATA2 16MB
Seagate 300GB 16MB IDE
CASE: ANTEC|SONATAII BLK RT
Sunbeam Nuuo 550w power supply

What do y'all think? Take it easy on my I'm bout as green as they come to this...
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post #2 of 21
I don't know about recently...but I'd say that you could try the mushkin redline 2gb kit. That's a sweet ass set. One of the best 2gb kits out. Also, g.Skill is the bomb with their high frequency chips. Ask around to find the best G.skill. Also, most higher end GEiL is good...but they odn't make ONE anymore, so I'm not sure what to look for.

Good luck man.
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post #3 of 21
green with money? Also welcome m8
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post #4 of 21
An off topic suggestion get the Nvidia 7900GTX 512 if you havent got the 7800GTX already, the 7900GTX outpreforms the 7800 and costs less as well.
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post #6 of 21
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Already got the vid card. Got a pretty good deal on it though $480...what's the price for the 7900gtx? I still haven't even gotten my stuff in just kinda went nutz buying over the past few days...First won a Visiontek X1800XT 512MB at a kickass price. Then won the bid on the 7800gtx that I didn't expect to win.

That's why I'm posting for the RAM I'm twitching like a MF to get this thing running.
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post #7 of 21
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Ah..(looks into wallet)...I was thinking around the $200 mark. The second two won't work will they? Max support is DDR400 on the board.
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post #8 of 21
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Out of stock on the first set. What about these are they good for OC?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231047
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post #9 of 21
Gtx are right now are going from 499-550 so it is a jump in price but the preformance right now is abut 20% better for the 7900's
post #10 of 21
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Thanks for the help y'all. Got another set I'm wondering about...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144322
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