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Hello, I am building my first computer and only need one more piece (the ram) to finish. I want something that is around $160 but nothing more than $180. I currently looking at this

Here is a current list of what I have.
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
XFX Black Edition XPS-850W
Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit DDR5 (crossfire)
Western Digital 1TB green
TRENDnet TEW-623PI 32-Bit
NZXT LEXA S
CM hyper 212 plus
Windows 7 64bit

I do want something in the 6gb+ range and low voltage would be a plus. I do most of my shopping on newegg.

Thanks for the help
post #2 of 9
Your running a dual channel board so why get triple channel ram? anything over 4gb for most people is wasted and will never get used. Get something like this and save your extra money for a better gfx card (2).

instead of getting 2x 5750s get a 6870 or 6950.

something like this for example
best: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226120

or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226103
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Ummm..... do you want 4 or 8 gigs? With that budget, you can get either 4 or 8 kits under 100 and use the extra cash towards a better video card setup (unless you already have them).

8 gig 1333 cas 7 g.skill ($20 off promo EMCKJKC34 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-20231402-L04D

The above mushkins and G.skills ckybam3 posted are good too (using those g.skills in sig rig).

Lots of different, and good ram, to choose from sub $100. Just let us know what your plans are.
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What ckybam means to say is that it won't work at triple channel (AMD does not support triple channel), but rather will be forced into single channel which would perform much worse.
A 1600 9-9-9 kit may be better (matches or exceeds 1333 7-7-7 performance) but there appears to be no 2x4 1600 CAS9 kit that goes for the same $90. Note that such a kit (1600Mhz) may allow further overclocks generally.
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What ckybam means to say is that it won't work at triple channel (AMD does not support triple channel), but rather will be forced into single channel which would perform much worse.
A 1600 9-9-9 kit may be better (matches or exceeds 1333 7-7-7 performance) but there appears to be no 2x4 1600 CAS9 kit that goes for the same $90. Note that such a kit (1600Mhz) may allow further overclocks generally.
um yea thats what I meant to say....actually I thought triple channel downed to dual channel not single so If I had known that I would of said what xd just said. Listen to him he knows his ram info as you can prob tell
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No, two of the DIMMs will run dual but the third DIMM will still run in single mode and therefore negate everything on apps that actually use up that RAM (this process is called interleaving; it's still not as good as true dual channel in performance, and the difference between single & dual channel is usually quite noticeable)
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No, two of the DIMMs will run dual but the third DIMM will still run in single mode and therefore negate everything on apps that actually use up that RAM (this process is called interleaving; it's still not as good as true dual channel in performance, and the difference between single & dual channel is usually quite noticeable)
ahh ok Thanks for that info. Good to know for sure
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post #8 of 9
if the cpu is a c3, you could get 2x2g and 2x1g kits

but would be better off getting 2 of these for 4x2g for $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227558

c2's dont like runnig 4 dimms tho
post #9 of 9
The OP is getting a 965, AFAIK only C3 revision 965s are sold now for the most part. C2 won't run 4 DIMMs past around 1450Mhz.
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