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On a sidenote, I do own that OCZ PSU (700w)... it's in my HTPC which I only use for media use and light gaming.
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Originally Posted by PeaceMaker View Post
On a sidenote, I do own that OCZ PSU (700w)... it's in my HTPC which I only use for media use and light gaming.
And I would take that HX650 in your sig over that OCX 700 unit any day of the week .
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Wow

I only live 20 minutes from Harrisburg
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I would not go with that ram. If you are looking for good cheap ram, I would recommend the PNY Sticks in my Sig. They can be found for about 70bucks after mir and are extremely stable at 1600mhz. I will see how high I can get them tomorrow sometime when I start doing a heavy oc. I would also go for the 1tb f3. Mine are amazing.
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Wow

I only live 20 minutes from Harrisburg
Nice .

I actually just moved here with my fiancée about 6 months ago. I'm from Pittsburgh!
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i also heard alot of programs cant take full advantage of all 6 cores, so in alot of instances 4 cores that are stronger would run better than 6 cores that run a little below. so what applications can take full advantage of 6 cores?
Well, encoding and rendering applications can, they're the ones that generally spring to mind.

In gaming and most other things, four stronger cores are preferable to six weaker cores.
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And I would take that HX650 in your sig over that OCX 700 unit any day of the week .
Yep, same.
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I love my HX620 it's in its rightful place right now. The OCZ was purchased for its modularity (is that even a word? HA).
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post #28 of 31
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hm so you think the ram here or here2 is alot better than the ram i found? whats the advantage in having faster ram, i mean i know rams purpose, but i never knew it was that important to have fast ram. can anyone put it in real use terms for me?
Edited by soraxd - 12/20/10 at 3:53pm
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hm so you think the ram here or here2 is alot better than the ram i found? whats the advantage in having faster ram, i mean i know rams purpose, but i never knew it was that important to have fast ram. can anyone put it in real use terms for me?
Ahhhh Ixnay on the PNY! RAM stands for Random Access Memory, it is the memory that your computer uses to store current information. So when people have a ton of windows open and only have 1gb of RAM, they get slow response times from their computer because the memory is loaded to capacity with information from all the windows open.

Faster RAM equates to faster response times. I have personally never seen the difference in real time applications because I havent been able to do any real scientific tests between "slow" and "fast" ram. If you don't plan on overclocking, you can go with any already fast set that has a lifetime warranty and good customer service in case something ever goes wrong.

The G.Skill Pi set is a great set of RAM. But is for the enthusiast overclocker. Not that it would be bad for your application, but if your not overclocking... i mean, its like never flooring a Ferrari if you had one... it looks nice, its fast as heck, but you only want to casually use it...

Maybe some others will disagree--thats how I look at it.
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post #30 of 31
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so the pny ram isnt good either? hyperx and pny.. dang can anyone suggest some ram for around 90 dollars i can get? i may want to do some mild overclocking, nothing crazy, i mean if i ever hit 4ghz id be in awe. any suggestions?
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