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Get a K edition processor so you can overclock. No point in getting a regular. If you're adamant about not overclocking, then don't get a P67 motherboard either, just get an H67. You also will probably not need 8gb of ram, and don't buy ripjaws X just because it says it's "Sandy Bridge ready!" that's just a marketing strategy. Any ddr3 ram is sandy bridge ready there's nothing special about it. You also probably won't need a psu over 500w, especially w/ that gpu. Also, the 2400's built in graphics processor (only usable w/ H67) is better than your GPU.
I would NOT drop old 1.8/1.9v DDR3 in a Sandy rig, sorry not all DDR3 is SB ready. The Ripjaws ARE SB ready and it is NOT marketing, they run at the recommended 1.5v, and have been proved compatible with the chipset and processors.
 
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I would NOT drop old 1.8/1.9v DDR3 in a Sandy rig, sorry not all DDR3 is SB ready. The Ripjaws ARE SB ready and it is NOT marketing, they run at the recommended 1.5v, and have been proved compatible with the chipset and processors.
I know someone running 1.8v kingston hyper's in his 2500k rig just fine so just because YOU would not drop them in does not mean they won't work.
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I would NOT drop old 1.8/1.9v DDR3 in a Sandy rig, sorry not all DDR3 is SB ready. The Ripjaws ARE SB ready and it is NOT marketing, they run at the recommended 1.5v, and have been proved compatible with the chipset and processors.
You're assuming and what youre assuming is wrong. I've dropped a pair of 1.8/1.9v dominators in my mobo and it was fine. ran with 1.5v automatically.

Keep in mind all mobos i've encountered and stories ive read have revealed that mobos automatically set the speed to 1333. Most ram sticks are programmed to have specific timings w/ specific voltages and i can say, it wont go more than 1.65

SB ready is marketing. how can you say it's not? anything posted on a package is marketing.

i can run normal ripjaws which dont mention being SB ready at their correct timings @ 1.5v

I CAN RUN these ridgebacks that are rated 6-8-6-24 @ 1.5v

the point is, yes, the sb ready crap helps noobies, but still, it's a marketing scheme.
    
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I never said it wouldn't work. Just that it doesn't suit recommended standards, as such it cannot be advertised as ready for the chipset. Relax a bit.
 
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