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post #1 of 26
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Hey Guys,

Been lurking on here for many a year and I need help. I am about to build a system that is based on the following Specs:


Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115079

ASUS Rampage III Black Edition - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131726


I need help selecting the RAM, I want the ram that will work best with this system; however, I am having a hard time with the different speeds and brands (gskill v corsair dominator v etc). All I really want is 24 gigs of ram. If I could get opinions on what I have already selected (if it is indeed the best out for gaming) and what ram I should get, please let me know. Thanks for your time!
post #2 of 26
Best for gaming you most likely need only 6gb, oc better with less ram too.
I like mushkin, although many brands are good.
get low cas 6 or 7 1600MHz

welcome to OCN btw
post #3 of 26
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The person I am building the computer with says "We are going to do 24 gigs of ram anyways."

This is what he suggested: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231458

What do you think?

Also, thanks for welcome
post #4 of 26
Hopefully you'll be doing more than just gaming on that system.
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post #5 of 26
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Hopefully you'll be doing more than just gaming on that system.
That is it's intention to be a gaming machine, probably do a lot of folding. Any recommendations?
post #6 of 26
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That is it's intention to be a gaming machine, probably do a lot of folding. Any recommendations?
I'd say dump the 24gb of RAM and just get 12, use the extra money for some beefy video cards and a PSU.

There's no way you'll be using the 24gb of RAM. Even if it's cool to say, your wallet won't think it's cool.
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post #7 of 26
If money is no object (clearly it isn't with a 990x for a gaming machine) go with the server chips on a SR-2, anything else is weak.
    
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post #8 of 26
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Thanks for the advice but money isnt an object, status is. I am building a mirror system with a friend and he just wants to go baller with it. Any recommendations for a 3d monitor?
Edited by Conformity - 4/6/11 at 9:45pm
post #9 of 26
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If money is no object (clearly it isn't with a 990x for a gaming machine) go with the server chips on a SR-2, anything else is weak.
What do you mean?
post #10 of 26
Well like others said 24gb ram is useless for gaming,I agree with them,
still if u want 24gb ram go with one of these:
1>corsair dominator gt 2000mhz (6x4gb)
2>gskill trident 2000mhz (6x4gb)
@op,
the gskill ripjaws ram u mentioned in the link is not as great as two of the above ram I mentioned,I highly recommend u to take one of above ram,
but 6x2gb would be a sensible option
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