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Alright, yeah even though they're rated the exact same, they don't always play exactly the same. I'm going to get a hold of G.skill Monday and see if they can do anything for me. I've heard they're quite good with things.

Just telling you from a person who already has the problem. Good luck with the build. It's looking pretty lol!
but you still got all 12gb to run at 1600mhz 7-8-7-24, thats pretty good.
    
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great discussion.

so if i don't OC the ram at all, and buy 3 dual kits, but they happen to be from different batches, will i be squared away?

i think i'm going to jump on these. worst comes to worst i'll lose about $60 in newegg restocking and shipping. if these do end up working, i'll have 24gb of cas 7 ram at around $500 tax/shipping included. which is not available ANYWHERE on the web.


i need all the ram i can get with the software i'll be running.
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so if i don't OC the ram at all, and buy 3 dual kits, but they happen to be from different batches, will i be squared away?
regardless of the ICs being different, any quality RAM should run at it labeled speed, and 1600mhz is plenty fast for OCing to 4 ghz,

better ICs might meean one pair will OC further than another, but quality memory should still achieve a decent overclock.

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i think i'm going to jump on these. worst comes to worst i'll lose about $60 in newegg restocking and shipping. if these do end up working, i'll have 24gb of cas 7 ram at around $500 tax/shipping included. which is not available ANYWHERE on the web.
if its a good price and you think you need 24gb of RAM, go for it. since you will have 2 CPUs eventually, i assume youre going to be working on very large projects? 24gb is a LOT of RAM, but if you need 2 processors, more RAM might not be out of the question...

with that much RAM, you could disable the pagefile and that could boost some system performance depending on your memory management situation
    
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thanks again guys.

so i just placed the order for the 2 other dual kits. so that makes 3 dual channel kits that hopefully will run as a 6x4gb triple channel kit. 24 gigs of after effects rendering power.

will keep you posted.
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RAM sticks in kits arent "paired" with each other in any way. its just best to have identical sticks in a kit to get the best results from dual or triple channel systems
    
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UPDATE:

a few changes to my build.

i decided to go with the XFX XPS 650w psu. got it for pretty cheap AR from Newegg. I think 650w should be enough right? 1 SSD, 1 AV-GP HDD, a GTX460 2GB, 24GB RAM...

and that leads to my next update. decided to go with the palit GTX460 2GB instead of the GTX560 ti 2GB. price dropped on amazon giving a $70 different so i decided to take the savings. i hope i made the right decision on that, even though i don't plan on doing heavy gaming.

and that's it for now. still waiting on availability and price drops on the CPU, mobo, and HDD.

and damn was the CPU fan huge. really hope it fits in the HAF932.
post #37 of 39
the XPS series isnt the same as the Core Series that i listed... the core series is much better. the XPS is still a decent PSU, it did some weird things on crossload testing, but in computers these days, the crossloads dont really happen. if you already bought it, its fine. if you havent paid for it yet, i would get the core series instead. and 650w is enough for that rig.

for that price difference and your minimal gaming, a GTX460 is still a powerful card and is capable of running games well. the 460 is efficient and strong and supports CUDA acceleration, so go for it.

as far as that heatsink goes, you can look around for other people who have fit that heat sink into the haf. you could change the heat sink to something else if youre worried.
    
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thanks for the concern. i read that psu reviews link in your sig, and the XPS was on the list so i figured i'd get that. did some research and 850w did seem like overkill for my current rig, and if i do go dual quad cpu's, then i'll upgrade psu's.

plus i saved $85. all in all i'm coming about $150 under my budget which is good. hopefully nothing catches fire or shorts. should be getting the last of the parts tomorrow, then comes photos and build logs.

did i mention that i'm planning on dualbooting win7 and osx86?

anyone have any experience with this?
post #39 of 39
yea, 850w was a lot of extra power for the build as it is now. the XPS is still a decent unit and 650w will be enough for that CPU and the GTX460.. you could have probably gone lower if you were just gonna buy a new PSU later.

i dont have experience with dual booting with OSX... good luck finding drivers for that board and OSX.
    
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