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So my friend just bought these components for his new PC after his old one got stolen... Also yes I know the problem with Sandy Bridge right now, however the shop he buys it from, promised him a replacement when the new batch gets shipped out
What do you all think?




I'm afraid that the hyper won't fit because of the large heatspreaders on the RAM, should I be nervous?
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post #2 of 19
The Hyper will fit fine, but don't use that RAM. It's a triple channel kit, and he definitely doesn't need 12GB of RAM unless he's hosting VMs, in which case he'd need a much better CPU than an i5. Just go for the 2x4GB version of that memory, and the build will be great!

EDIT: I just noticed: He doesn't need a 650w power supply either. He can run that rig on this power supply easily, and if he plans to go SLI, then a PSU like this will be better. The TX650w I linked is the new version of the one you posted, and it's more efficient.
Edited by zouk52 - 2/26/11 at 12:56pm
     
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post #3 of 19
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The Hyper will fit fine, but don't use that RAM. It's a triple channel kit, and he definitely doesn't need 12GB of RAM unless he's hosting VMs, in which case he'd need a much better CPU than an i5. Just go for the 2x4GB version of that memory, and the build will be great!
Well the 3x4GB kit was on discount, so it was like $10 more than the 2x4GB, so we though, why not?
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post #4 of 19
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Well the 3x4GB kit was on discount, so it was like $10 more than the 2x4GB, so we though, why not?
I see, but you may want to simply plug in 2 of them, as if you have 3 in, the RAM will run in single channel, which is a bigger drop in performance than you might expect.
     
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post #5 of 19
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I see, but you may want to simply plug in 2 of them, as if you have 3 in, the RAM will run in single channel, which is a bigger drop in performance than you might expect.
Well, will he notice in games?
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post #6 of 19
Just use the 2 sticks of ram.. Unless you decide to get another stick of ram to make it 16 gigs (2x4 is still overkill anyways)
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post #7 of 19
very nice. i might suggest a few more components. get some supplies at a hardware store and bolt the case down to the floor or desk so his rig doesn't get stolen again.
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post #8 of 19
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Just use the 2 sticks of ram.. Unless you decide to get another stick of ram to make it 16 gigs (2x4 is still overkill anyways)
We'll see what we do, when the things arrives, anyway, how is everything else?
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post #9 of 19
Probably should hold out for the vertex3 it won't be much more than a month.It will be a bit more money but substantially faster.
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post #10 of 19
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very nice. i might suggest a few more components. get some supplies at a hardware store and bolt the case down to the floor or desk so his rig doesn't get stolen again.
Hah Yeah we might do that :b
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