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Plz help selecting motherboard? Power issues!

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July 2, 2014 7:08:15 AM

I have bought an i5 4440 and corsair cx500
i m short of money,so i cant afford B-85 mobos

Gigabyte h81m-s1 is within my range,but it has only 4-pin connection for cpu(atx or eps).
Is it good enough(going to use integrated hd 4600)?

Or should i save on ram buying kingston 1600/CL10 ram instead of corsair vengeance 1600/CL9 and buy h81m-s2pv which has 8 pin connector?

Plz help.

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a c 171 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 7:19:25 AM

Yes; that is fine. Just plug in one of the (4+4)-pin EPS 12V cable. Since you're not overclocking, a 4-pin connection is fine.
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July 2, 2014 7:30:59 AM

ksham said:
Yes; that is fine. Just plug in one of the (4+4)-pin EPS 12V cable. Since you're not overclocking, a 4-pin connection is fine.


Thanks for the help.

I wanted to ask another thing:- Is it wise to spend money on corsair 1600/CL8 ram than cheaper kingston 1600/CL10 expecting that it would improve frame rates a little with hd 4600?
thank you
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a c 171 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 7:46:58 AM

CL8 would yield (ever-so-slightly) better performance overall (assuming we are talking about gaming). Whether it was worth the money, I don't know. What are the prices?
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July 2, 2014 7:57:34 AM

Cl8 costs me Rs.6000 i.e 100$
cl10(kingston) costs me rs.4800 i.e. 80$
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a b V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 8:02:56 AM

It isn't all that much different, I would pick the CL8 RAM, though. For the i5-4440, you are perfectly fine with only 4 pins. That will give it more than enough power.
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a c 171 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 8:10:13 AM

yogi3345 said:
Cl8 costs me Rs.6000 i.e 100$
cl10(kingston) costs me rs.4800 i.e. 80$

Hmm ... are you buying them from flipkart? snapdeals?
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July 2, 2014 8:15:17 AM

no from shops in my area
i only like to buy from Flipkart WS retail on which these things aren't available
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a c 171 V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 8:19:26 AM

yogi3345 said:
no from shops in my area
i only like to buy from Flipkart WS retail on which these things aren't available

Is there no options for CL9? I wouldn't say CL8 is worth $20 more than CL10 in gaming performance. But if you can't allocate that $20 toward something better for the motherboard, then it's fine to spend the extra $20 on CL8.
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a b V Motherboard
July 2, 2014 8:23:24 AM

ksham said:
yogi3345 said:
no from shops in my area
i only like to buy from Flipkart WS retail on which these things aren't available

Is there no options for CL9? I wouldn't say CL8 is worth $20 more than CL10 in gaming performance. But if you can't allocate that $20 toward something better for the motherboard, then it's fine to spend the extra $20 on CL8.


For gaming, CL9 and CL8 is the sweet spot, but Flipkart only sells CL9 Corsair Vengeance. That is the best you will get. G.Skill Ripjaws X CL9 is there, too.
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