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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by tryagainplss View Post
It's better to buy 2 sticks of 4GB now. Cause if you only buy 1, then you won't have dual-channel.
And 2 sticks of 2GB beats one stick of 4GB, cause of the dual-channel feature, and a single 4GB stick will put more stress on the integrated memory controller than two 2GB sticks.

And.... It's always better to do it now than later.

Gimme a sec, I'll help you find a good 8GB kit
This!

Just get the 2x2 for now since you are on a budget, then when you can afford to upgrade, add a 2x4 kit to get to 12 gigs. If you still need more, you can sell off the 2x2 kit assuming you picked something decent like the ones posted above and recoup almost all you spent on it and get another 2x4 kit.
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post #22 of 29
its amazing how you can get all that for around $500. In england an equivalent build would be well over $700
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I would buy a case from the CM store, you can get a refurbished case for around $40 shipped.
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post #24 of 29
Actually I'm pretty sure 2 2GB sticks would stress the IMC more than 1 4GB stick, however any effects should be very negligible and unnoticed. Dual channel is a big all-around benefit since it basically doubles your bandwidth.
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Actually I'm pretty sure 2 2GB sticks would stress the IMC more than 1 4GB stick
Oh I see. But 2x2GB should be easier to OC than 1x4GB right?

To OP:
If you do decide to get a 2x2GB RAM kit. I suggest this. Pretty good imo, 1600 w/ 6-8-6 and at 1.5v only.
Edited by tryagainplss - 3/23/11 at 7:07pm
    
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post #26 of 29
No, 2 DIMMs vs 1 DIMM really makes no difference in overclocking. In the end I would take 2 DIMMs over all. Dual channel genric 1333 CL9 would outperform a single DIMM of something good...
Edited by xd_1771 - 3/24/11 at 2:00am
post #27 of 29
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I took your advice and got 2x 4GB ram sticks, ordered, can't wait to accessibly it. If I can remember, I'll be sure to take pictures and create a build log.
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post #28 of 29
I think you did a pretty good job keeping it under $550. With the SSD and the X6, it'll blow your old computer away!
    
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post #29 of 29
Hold on a minute
Did you actually order it with a low end MSI board!?
Man, I can't believe I noticed the pic in the OP... I'm really sorry I didn't... in fact I'm even more sorry to tell you this now: you should cancel the order, or the only way to run the x6 with that mobo safely is to undervolt and underclock; otherwise you could get some serious problems down the road.


Never mind, you changed the board to an ASUS, looks like you guys got there before I did
Only sinch would be the SSD. For a similar enough price ($100, some $20 more) you could've gotten an OCZ Vertex 2 50GB SSD. Granted you probably won't max out 32GB - I'm using only 36.4GB right now on my SSD with plenty of programs. Then again, the actual size is always slightly less than advertised due to the master file table taking up some space... so in reality you'd get around 28GB. After optimizations and some limited program installs I'd say you're still fine though.
Edited by xd_1771 - 3/24/11 at 2:05am
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