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What Ram I really like Corsairs stuff?
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post #12 of 51
If is just for gaming get the faster ram and 2500k. Your cooler will work just fine.

Edit: If you like Corsair get the Vengeance model. Also, Gskill is pretty good ram too.
Edited by Desert Rat - 4/17/11 at 11:01am
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post #13 of 51
Sandy bridge likes 1.5v, but can support most up to 1.65v.

I like this Dominator GT Kit...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145336
 
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post #14 of 51
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Is there no way to get 6GB for SB?

Also can you not get a board with 16x 16x slots? I have had good luck with MSI but I like Asus aswell! Cant make heads or tails out of these mobos lol.
Edited by Hawk777th - 4/17/11 at 11:10am
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post #15 of 51
6GB seems the ideal amount of ram, but sadly triple channel is only for select motherboards, and not for SB at all.

The only boards with 16x 16x are VERY expensive (cheapest is > $300 afaik). It doesn't matter though, 16x 8x performs like 97% as well as 16x 16x.

As far as 2600 vs Ram, really both are going to be overkill honestly. If you're going to be just gaming then neither one will significantly impact the performance you see (1333 vs 1600, CL9 vs CL7, etc.) except in fun benchies.
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post #16 of 51
This post is a good place to start.

UD7 and Maximus IV Extreme support x16/x16
 
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post #17 of 51
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Ok well I just need a PCI slot for my sound card, and would like 2 16x lanes in case I ever SLI again...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-574-_-Product ?
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post #18 of 51
Sorry did you mean 2 x16 lanes that run at x16 in SLI, or just 2 x16 size lanes?

If the latter then yeah most boards have that and you'll be fine for SLI. The GD65 is a pretty solid board, lots of people report running nice OCs on it, it has fewer phases for its VRM but with higher quality components, so you may see more heat but it will still survive it.
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post #19 of 51
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Preferably in SLI... Im not opposed to Asus either...
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post #20 of 51
Well again, if you're on a budget you're not going to get dual x16 @ x16 in SLI for less than $300, regardless of Brand.
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