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Old 03-12-12, 12:15 PM Thread Starter   #1
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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.
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Old 03-12-12, 03:29 PM   #2
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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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Old 03-12-12, 03:50 PM Thread Starter   #3
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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..

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Old 03-12-12, 04:20 PM   #4
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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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Old 03-12-12, 04:32 PM Thread Starter   #5
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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

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Old 03-12-12, 05:03 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 03-12-12, 05:17 PM Thread Starter   #7
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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

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Old 03-12-12, 05:31 PM Thread Starter   #8
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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?
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Old 03-19-12, 06:25 PM Thread Starter   #9
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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.


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Old 03-19-12, 06:43 PM Thread Starter   #11
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LOL thanks
yep it was in the Crossfire box I han't opened yet

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Old 06-01-12, 11:18 AM Thread Starter   #12
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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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Old 07-04-12, 02:06 PM Thread Starter   #13
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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
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