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Hi:

This is my first post on this forum. I am not a complete Noob but compared to most of you I am relatively inexperienced. I have done 2 overclocked systems—a Q6600 and my latest a Q9650 at 4.05GHz.

My next build will be the 2600K.

The build I am considering is below. I have done a fair amount of research but I welcome any suggestions. I am not a gamer but I enjoy photo editing in Photoshop. That is why I am looking at only a “midrange†video card.

I will decide on which SSD once the 3rd Gen. Intel is out.

My question is which RAM should I get—the G Skill or the Mushkin. I have Mushkin now and I like it. The ones I am considering for this build are 1.65v and the G Skill are 1.6v so I am wondering if that will be fine or preferable on this build since the "norm" is 1.5v. The Mushkin is faster memory but has slower timings. Isn’t CL10 pretty bad or is it not so bad considering the faster speed? Which set would you recommend or is there another. I need to consider the compatibility with my Noctua NH-D14 heatsink so the memory can’t be too high. Both of these should fit according to their specs.

G Skill is coming out with a line of memory specifically for SB. I wonder if I should wait. Still it needs to fit under my Noctua which limits what I can use.
http://www.gskill.com/news.php?index=401

Thanks very much for any help. Kent



Motherboard Gigabyte P67A-UD7

CPU 2600K

Hard Drive (OS) Intel X25-M 3rd Generation SSD (when it is available)

Or Crucial C300 SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ogy-_-20148348

Hard Drive (Storage) 3TB DESKSTAR SATA 7200 RPM 64MB3.5 7K3000
http://www.buy.com/prod/3tb-deskstar...218347095.html

RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-8GBRH
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ILL-_-20231401

Or Mushkin 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-16000 10-10-10-27 Ridgeback
http://www.mushkin.com/Memory/Ridgeb...elated_support

Case Cooler Master HAF-X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119225

Heatsink Noctua NH-D14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tua-_-35608018

DVD Burner X2 ASUS DRW-24B1ST
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

Thermal Grease Tuniq TX-4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154012

Power Supply CORSAIR Professional Series AX850 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139015

Video Card MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 46
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127510
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post #2 of 48
nice, GL! ;D
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I'd be concerned with ram clearance. The Noctua is huge, and not very heatspreader friendly.

Also, about the ram... You have CL7 1600 ram or CL10 2000 ram. Why not go CL7 2000 ram?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by norcaljason View Post
I'd be concerned with ram clearance. The Noctua is huge, and not very heatspreader friendly.

Also, about the ram... You have CL7 1600 ram or CL10 2000 ram. Why not go CL7 2000 ram?
Here is a ram compatibility list for the NH-D14:
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=c...s_id=34&lng=en
post #5 of 48
How about this. I actually can't find this in stock anywhere. But if you have success in purchasing it directly from Mushkin, let me know.

I would love some CL7 2000 ram, but I really trust the Mushkin name and I figure I can probably overclock it to nearly 2000 MHz.
Edited by cmeeks - 1/3/11 at 8:00pm
    
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Do you really need an 850w PSU? I would think for that setup you should only need about 650-700w
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Thanks norcaljason. I have checked the specs of the Ripjaw and Mushkin that I listed and according to the Noctua site they are both compatible. There are 43mm of clearance under the Noctua. http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=c...s_id=34&lng=en

If I could find CL7 2000 Ram that fit I would go for it. I suppose I could opt to change coolers but I do like a good cooling system. Thanks again.
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post #8 of 48
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Thanks everyone. Wow you are fast.

cmeeks: Thanks, that looks like a good possibility too. Do you think that is a better option over the other Mushkin I listed and the G Skill.

jasonhardin: Thanks, I actually had the 750W Corsair in the Newegg basket first but the 850 was $20 more and I thought that even though I don't game I might pass this computer on to my son and he might want a 2nd video card. Just wanted to be sure for $20.
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Hmmmm. $1000!!!!! Has anyone used them before?
http://www.ramexperts.com/index.php/..._store=default

They have the other Mushkin I listed and it is only $200.

http://www.ramexperts.com/index.php/..._store=default
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Why do people keep calling the 460 midrange? It can max out almost any game! If you're not a gamer, you don't need anything more than a GT 240!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-472-_-Product

$60 AR, you wouldn't notice a difference between that and a 460 if you're not gaming.
Edited by MetalBeerSolid - 1/3/11 at 8:16pm
 
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