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what memory should i get? crosshair v formula-z with a fx-9590

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February 13, 2014 8:20:23 PM

I have been looking at numerous threads and sites and forums it seems everyone is saying something different so i guess i will start one of my own and see if any nice knowledgeable people will help me out. I am building a gaming computer its my third build in the last 10 years and i have never had such a hard time getting parts for a build. Thanks for your help in advanced!
February 13, 2014 8:48:53 PM

i am looking at the G Skill trident X series for 2X8gig sticks, DDR3-1600 cas 7, DDR3-1866 cas 8, DDR3-2133 cas 9, DDR3-2400 cas 10. They are all similar in price or close enough that i don't care. So I know that the lower cas the better but not sure hope this also helps
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February 13, 2014 9:30:28 PM

Here's your spec sheet for your cpu:
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%2...
According to this, your supported memory: DDR3-1866
So I would recommend pursuing this or higher with of course the lowest cas frequencies. Higher speed is better than lower cas (2133 with higher cas is better than 1866 with lower cas). But 2133 with higher cas is obviously not better than 2133 (same speed) with lower cas.
That said, also make sure the memory is checked against your mobo for compatibility:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/CROSSHAIR_V_FORMULAZ/#...
Check this for extra peace of mind for compatibility or you may learn the hard way! Other than that you've done your homework and it's a matter of personal experience and opinion.

UPDATE: I took a moment to check the compatibility list and it was rather light. The only ram I found listed was this:
f3-2400c10q-16GTX(XMP). I tried seeing what I could find and this was the closest:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's 4x4GB sticks yielding your 16GB but not in the 2X8GB fashion you initially requested but I wanted to find something to help point you in the right direction along the lines of what you are asking. Not exact but close.

Now these are not on the compatibility list but are more inline with what you are asking:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
In the reviews about a dozen people with the same board have had good experiences with the 2400 speed ram. 2 reviewers with the 1866.

Hope this helps! Have fun!

Thanks,

Justin S.
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February 13, 2014 10:02:15 PM

jnewegger23 said:
Here's your spec sheet for your cpu:
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%2...
According to this, your supported memory: DDR3-1866
So I would recommend pursuing this or higher with of course the lowest cas frequencies. Higher speed is better than lower cas (2133 with higher cas is better than 1866 with lower cas). But 2133 with higher cas is obviously not better than 2133 (same speed) with lower cas.
That said, also make sure the memory is checked against your mobo for compatibility:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/CROSSHAIR_V_FORMULAZ/#...
Check this for extra peace of mind for compatibility or you may learn the hard way! Other than that you've done your homework and it's a matter of personal experience and opinion.

UPDATE: I took a moment to check the compatibility list and it was rather light. The only ram I found listed was this:
f3-2400c10q-16GTX(XMP). I tried seeing what I could find and this was the closest:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's 4x4GB sticks yielding your 16GB but not in the 2X8GB fashion you initially requested but I wanted to find something to help point you in the right direction along the lines of what you are asking. Not exact but close.

Now these are not on the compatibility list but are more inline with what you are asking:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
In the reviews about a dozen people with the same board have had good experiences with the 2400 speed ram. 2 reviewers with the 1866.

Hope this helps! Have fun!

Thanks,

Justin S.


Thank you very much for your info and effort!! That is what i came to also when i found out that you could underclock memory. I went with: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
the reason i wanted 2X8 so if down the road i need more memory i could throw in another 16 and not have all of my slots filled and having to buy another round or mem.

If you don't mind have any ideas on GPUs? I am building this as a liquid cooled rig. I never done one and my last computer had some fairly large GPUs in it and other high end parts and I overheated one so I figured that would be a way to go with this one.
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February 14, 2014 12:58:41 AM

With respect to the moderators here I would ask that you start a new thread. That said, I like the GTX 780 Ti and I think liquid cooling is the way to go! On your new thread I recommend listing all of your components and your desire to go into liquid cooling. Have fun! I'm glad to be able to help you! Good choice btw!

Thanks,

Justin S.
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February 14, 2014 1:05:31 AM

oh ok my bad. Thanks again for your help
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February 14, 2014 1:07:39 AM

No worries. You're all good man! Have fun!
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