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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by Track View Post
Haha. No, no.

Points:

1. 2600k, not 2500k. That's another 100$.
2. 8GB of RAM; another 35$.
3. Three HD 6950's instead of two GTX 580's. That's about 150$ less.
4. At least one 3TB HDD. Definitely not 1TB.
post #12 of 21
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Also, I hope you do some serious designing or use some heavy development suites. You have 32GB of RAM, and that's ridiculous. Most people never use more than 4GB. More memory than you are using is a bad thing, not a good thing. It can also hurt your overclock. It's one of the rare moments where overkill in our world is a bad thing.
I'm so tired of hearing people saying this.

If someone elects to have more than, say, 6gb of ram, they probably have a good reason to do so.
post #13 of 21
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I'm so tired of hearing people saying this.

If someone elects to have more than, say, 6gb of ram, they probably have a good reason to do so.
And if you actually read what was said, you would see that I said "I hope you're using it."

Really the only reason I brought it up was because he was just saying "no. Need more RAM" to the OP.
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post #14 of 21
Below is a good build, personally for gaming I would recommend going with the 2500k instead of the 2600k and swapping the 570 for a 580. But I included the 2600k and the 570 in the build below.

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post #15 of 21
Not a bad build there. I would just take a NH-D14 or Silver Arrow over the Megahalems any day of the week.

Also, the memory is kind of blah. I see a "C9" in the model number, .
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post #16 of 21
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Also, the memory is kind of blah. I see a "C9" in the model number, .
Personally not a fan of the noctua's big bulk, but anyway I have never used the vengeance memory yet what is wrong with the "C9"?
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post #17 of 21
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Personally not a fan of the noctua's big bulk, but anyway I have never used the vengeance memory yet what is wrong with the "C9"?
It means the cas latency is 9, which is slow for performance memory. You want tighter timings (somewhere around 6-7CL).
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post #18 of 21
For gaming, if you want more then 4gb of ram you go triple channel and get 6gb.
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post #19 of 21
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For gaming, if you want more then 4gb of ram you go triple channel and get 6gb.
You can't just "go triple channel." The socket has to be compatible. 1155 is dual-channel, not triple.
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Thanks for all the info, will try to read 1 by 1.
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