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May 28, 2014 7:00:15 AM

Hi All,

I'm kind of stuck on which set of ram to choose for my new gaming build. Any other recommendations would be great As long as it's strictly Corsair Vengeance Pro as for it matches my color scheme and I'm a HUGE Corsair fan. Everything in this PC will be Corsair if Corsair makes it. :)  on the exception of the Hard drives.

I'm buying........

Motherboard - Asus Maximus VI formula

CPU - Intel I5 4670k

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

Graphics card - Asus GTX770 DC2OC

PSU - Corsair AX760

Hard Drive - 2X Western Digital VelociRaptor 500GB (I know a lot of you are gonna give me grief for this buy), but I'm old school and love running raid 0 with my Raptor's. I had an SSD before and know how fast they are, but I want to stay with the old school setup.

If anyone has any ideas about this build as well feel free to suggest. I'm always open to learning and constructive criticism.



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May 28, 2014 7:10:05 AM

W/o over clocking, your system is going to see that 2133 ram as 1600 anyway because of the processor, if you plan on overclocking then great, also the CAS latency difference is there but its negligible. If you are looking to simply make this thing scream certainly go with the 2133, but based on your processor choice I don't think that's your goal. Speaking of which, is there a reason you are buying such a nice mobo and pairing it with such a mediocre processor?
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May 28, 2014 7:17:17 AM

randomface said:
W/o over clocking, your system is going to see that 2133 ram as 1600 anyway because of the processor, if you plan on overclocking then great, also the CAS latency difference is there but its negligible. If you are looking to simply make this thing scream certainly go with the 2133, but based on your processor choice I don't think that's your goal. Speaking of which, is there a reason you are buying such a nice mobo and pairing it with such a mediocre processor?


Hmm... I have heard nothing about the I5 4670k being a mediocre CPU and everything about it being an excellent CPU. I trust your judgement tho and I'm open to suggestions.... :)  I guess I didn't do my research as thorough as I thought I did.

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May 28, 2014 7:23:26 AM

I guess I was trying to stay within a 1500 dollar budget, but if anyone feels a tweaking in this build I'm listening.

To finish my list since I'm getting ideas from people already I got the Corsair Carbide series SPEC-03 red steeel case. not that, that really matters.
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May 28, 2014 7:24:46 AM

I'd love some suggestions before I buy this friday.
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May 28, 2014 8:20:39 AM

I can take out 1 hard drive and downgrade my motherboard selection to leave more money for a better CPU if it seems like a better choice. I'm trying to build the best gaming tower for 1500 give or take a little. I'm totally open to suggestions.
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May 28, 2014 8:24:09 AM

As you said, not that it matters, but I LOVE this case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005JW6VUW/ref=ox_sc_s...

And don't get me wrong the 4670K is a good mid-range processor, but the motherboard you have selected is more on the high-end. Where were you planing on buying it? I think the 4770K might fit the board better, and microcenter has it for about $270
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May 28, 2014 8:26:22 AM

I personally wouldn't call that a mediocre processor. It's the most highly recommended CPU for gaming on this forum.

For the vast majority of today's games, an i5 is the go-to cpu. Video editing etc is another story of course.

@OP - what cpu cooler will you be using?
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May 28, 2014 8:33:09 AM

I'm changing my point above, even Watch Dogs isn't making use of the i7



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May 28, 2014 9:01:45 AM

jimthenagual said:
I personally wouldn't call that a mediocre processor. It's the most highly recommended CPU for gaming on this forum.

For the vast majority of today's games, an i5 is the go-to cpu. Video editing etc is another story of course.

@OP - what cpu cooler will you be using?


There you go, I do tend to over look programming, and I also do video editing so I was unaware that the games don't tend to make use of the hardware yet.
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May 28, 2014 12:45:20 PM

@jim

Are you saying the I5 is fine for my build?

@Randomface

That tower is nice, but I'm trying to stay Corsair as much as I can on the exception of the Hard drives.

I could use more suggestions before I drop the 1,500 on this build. Anyone else think this is a good build or have any ideas? I apologize that this is turning the table on this subject. Should I start another thread or just keep rolling with it here?

Thanks guys for all the suggestions so far. I really appreciate it. :) 
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May 28, 2014 12:47:55 PM

Corsair1 said:
@jim
Are you saying the I5 is fine for my build?


For a gaming computer (not video editing for example) an i5-4670k is the most popular cpu.
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May 28, 2014 1:05:22 PM

and..... back to the Ram question. and yes, I do plan on OC'ing. :) 
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May 28, 2014 1:08:16 PM

oh, and I'll prob get hell for this too, but the CPU cooler I'm going with is Corsair A70 I found on ebay. I'm staying with air cooling so I won't be doing any hard OC'ing. just thought I'd mention that.
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