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March 29, 2014 3:48:11 PM

Hi guys so first of all I already have a GTX 660 in my system. I have an Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 and only 4gb of RAM (unknown speed). Is the processor and RAM bottlenecking the 660?

Anyway, I have about ~$70 to spend and I need a set of 2x 4gb sticks with at least 1600mhz DDR3, and it must be 1.5V and below because on my list I am getting a 4670k. Here is my list so far:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $337.98

I do NOT plan to overclock yet with the GPU or CPU. Is the stock fan for the 4670 enough by the way with no OCing?

Anyway, I need a good set of RAM before I can purchase my new parts.

Any comments/suggestions on anything are welcome.

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March 29, 2014 4:07:26 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The stock fan should be ok for not overclocking but it will get a bit warm when gaming. These two selections are from Corsair and you can also use GSkill ram as it is very much similar to the Corsair.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 29, 2014 4:21:33 PM

inzone said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The stock fan should be ok for not overclocking but it will get a bit warm when gaming. These two selections are from Corsair and you can also use GSkill ram as it is very much similar to the Corsair.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks for the reply! I was losing faith in this forum after waiting for so long.

Is there any difference in performance between the two corsairs or is it just the nicer look for the extra $10?
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March 30, 2014 9:31:22 AM

The difference is if you have an after market heat sink that extends over the Ram slots you want to get the low profile Ram. That's the only difference.
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