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    New Build

    Hello all. I'm Cory and I am currently building my new Computer I have some questions.
    I'm looking for the best ram for this gaming machine. Price really doesn't matter at this point in my life I'm happy to say
    CPU: I have
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819103960

    MB: I have
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131735

    Ram:Need help deciding
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231572

    PS:Looking at getting this one as I have the 800 Watt in my currant machine
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817121091

    HHD: I have
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231379

    Video Card:
    This is up in the air as I'm waiting for any info on the GTX680 and to see when they will come out. IF not I may just throw 2 570's in this compy till next xmas and then upgrade then... undecided.

    The cooling I'll be using.

    MB water block
    http://dazmode.com/store/index.php?m...oducts_id=1814

    CPU Water block
    http://dazmode.com/store/index.php?m...oducts_id=1357

    The water cooling reservoir
    http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Pr...ad.asp?idx=183

    Please let me know if I'll have any problems with my build or if you can recommend something.

    Thanks for any help.
    CS
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    Well I can give you one piece of advice, If this is a gaming rig, I don't see why you'd ever need 32gb of memorry. I don't see why you would need more than 8gb, could save you some money.
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    Thanks for the reply.
    If I may pick your brain, why just 8 gigs of memory opposed to 16 or 32? I would think more is better. What type of latency should I be looking at for gaming. Lower the better yes but..

    thanks again
    CS

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    Well for several reasons, filling up your memory slots can make it harder to OC. Also, I believe the more memory you have the more you stress your chipset. All in all though, you shouldn't need that much for a gaming rig unless you plan on doing some Heavy multitasking and things of that nature. If you really can spend whatever go for it, but I believe you could save some cash and not notice a real difference in performance.
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    i5 4670K - ASRock Z87M Extreme 4 - 8GB PC-2400 - Seasonic 750W M12II Bronze - 124GB Crucial M4 2TB WD Green - HD 4600 - Win 8.1

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    Cool , thanks for that
    this is now my choice of ram.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231476
    8 gig's, WAY less in price and a fairly good latency. yes/no?

    the video card is a whole other story. ..
    3X460 or 2X560 series video cards while waiting on the 680 series?
    I have a 460 in my current computer for like $100 a card would it be any good in triple? Or how about 2 560's.
    I'm using this as a guide.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...rce_600_Series

    thanks again
    CS

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    Yea that memory looks fine, I like ripjaws and yes i'd use a couple cheaper cards while you wait on the card you want. While I'm not the best one on video card advice, it would seem to me to make more sense sticking with the 460 since you already have one.

    Also, since you saved money on the memory may I suggest that you take that SSD you picked out and switch to a sataIII instead of a sataII. SSD's will actually benifit on the sataIII speeds.
    ---Desktop---
    i5 4670K - ASRock Z87M Extreme 4 - 8GB PC-2400 - Seasonic 750W M12II Bronze - 124GB Crucial M4 2TB WD Green - HD 4600 - Win 8.1

    ---Media Server---
    Same As Above - 2 Seagate 1TB Drives Raid 0 - Using PMS

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    Unfortuntaly I have the SSD already as I got it for $300 on newegg a few weeks ago.
    Oh well. I didnt see a gskill SATA III.

    I'll be putting in a order by months end and will post pictures of my build
    thanks for all your advice

    CS

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    I'd like peoples opinion on video cards on a budget of 500$
    3X 460 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814130750
    $169.99 Each with $5 rebate = $494.97
    OR
    2X 480 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814130759
    $309.99 Each With $50.00 rebate = $519.98
    what will give me better performance?
    thanks
    CS

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    SO I have gone with 2 480's water cooled by Danger Den )
    And the box is the cooler Master Haf X. I got it today and stripped it, it's going in for nickle plating Wednesday. I have pics and will put them is some sort of format and post them. I may do a build video when everything is here and ready.

    Now my question is this :
    Is there a difference between SLI connectors?
    I've seen alot out there anywhere from $6 to $100'S
    is there a difference and could some one point me to a good dealer.


    thanks
    CS

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    SLI connectors come with the video card.
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    LOL thanks
    yep it was in the Crossfire box I han't opened yet

    thanks

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    Hey there all
    well after the longest build as I was working so much this year here is my water cooled build
    please enjoy and let me know what you think
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/79553991@N05/

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    Hello all
    As everyone in my film world in on holidays I had a chance to put together my build videos
    I've cut them to be about 6 -10 mins long so there easy to watch.
    please let me know what you think
    Part 1: Parts Intro
    Part 2: The build
    Part 3: Parts of the Assembly
    Part 4: Voiding Warranties
    Enjoy

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