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I have read tons of post and it seems like as soon as I decide on a brand, i read something else that changes my mind. I am in the process of building a new computer and I am buying the final parts this week. My board is an Asus rampage 3 extreme. For the processor I cant decide between an i7 920/930 or 950. The processor will be water cooled and I just want to push this thing as far as it can possiblu go. I figured ddr3 2000 (3x2gb sticks) would give me some room to work with. I really don't want to spend much more than $200 and would prefer the 150-170 range. I appreciate any help. Thanks for your time!
 

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thanks guys for the tips. I have heard that 950 doesn't overclock as well as the 920/930 but i have more research to do on that. So for ddr 3 2000 the corsair xms would be the best way to go?
 

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I'm happy with my Kingston Hyper-X t1's. Overclock great and have plenty of headroom on them. Most people choose ram now on a build them they are going to use to keep it looking the same.

Buy a 930 and be happy. Unless you want to look in the for sale/trade forums and get a used cpu.
 

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thats really good to hear! I am just wanting some ram that will allow me to push the i7 as far as it can go. I don't want the memory being the reason my overclocks are unstable. Also, just double checking, these should work in a rampage 3 extreme with an i7 930/950 without any issues right?
 

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I would get some tight timing ddr 1600 your going to have trouble getting ram to run 1800-2000 mhz unless you raise the qpi volts past 1.40 probly. With my board i cant run anything over around 1750 or the board wont post i know all are differt tho. And id stay away from the 950s from what i read and talked to they suck for overclocking your better off looking at the forums for someone selling a good 920 or 930.
 

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Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
I would try some 1600 MHz mushkin and overclock, or if you can find higher speeds do the same.

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I would get some tight timing ddr 1600 your going to have trouble getting ram to run 1800-2000 mhz unless you raise the qpi volts past 1.40 probly. With my board i cant run anything over around 1750 or the board wont post i know all are differt tho. And id stay away from the 950s from what i read and talked to they suck for overclocking your better off looking at the forums for someone selling a good 920 or 930.
well thats why its better to get the supertalent 2000 cl8's because if he has a great IMC on his cpu the he can do 2000 cl8.but if not,at least with hypers you can run them at a lower frequency with super tight timings like 1720 6-6-6.cheaper 1600 ram with tight timings is going to be PSC IC's and will be lucky to do 1600 to 1680 6-9-6.
with the ST ram all option are available
 

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920 and 950 same deal.
Ram, also no difference unless you are benching.. ... so ....

I have the super talent 2000c8's, they clock well. They have hyper IC's

The IMC on this 920 is meh at best, I can hit 2000C9 with low volts, I need to get this cpu under ln2 to see what can actually happen
 

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Originally Posted by redhat_ownage View Post
you need 1.45V vtt or more to get 2000 8-8-8-24 to run
thats with a good IMC

my w3520 needed 1.44v vtt and my new i7-920 needs 1.50v vtt
my old dog 920 which sucked at OC also had a very bad IMC which
needed 1.58v vtt for 2000 cl8.each cpu is different.

i wish i had a cpu that only needed 1.32v vcore for [email protected]
with memory at ddr3-2150 cl8 with 1.40v vtt.man that would be a gem
 
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