Need Advice for 8gb on an ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3

I'm in the process of figuring out what I want for a system build. I've decided to go with a AMD Phenom II AM3 set up. I'm either going with a x3 720 or waiting for x4 950 next month.

I think I'm going to go with ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 for the motherboard. What I need some help with is figuring out what the best memory is to go with this board. What I'd like to do is get 8gb that runs at least 1600mhz. Thanks for any help.
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  1. Why an AM3 motherboard, well unless you have the money ok but, am2+ is really big right now(populated).

    As it was said before. I'd buy the AM2+ motherboard, nice tight timing ddr2 800mhz/1066mhz, AM3 cpu x3 720BE/x4 940BE and wait till am3 boards are actually completely ok to buy since they came out not to long ago. Could have some adjustments that still need to happen as cpu's keep coming and coming.
  2. Like you said, it's in my budget. Also I'm going for the future proofing. This is my third computer, second self built. Usually I go about 4-7 years between systems and only make minor upgrades as needed. I figure might as well go with AM3 and DDR3 now since that will pretty much be the standard in the near future.

    I was thinking of going with a I7 build, but between the savings on an AMD board and CPU I can spread the saving around to other parts such as GPU, better cooling etc. Plus I can pick up a few new games. :D I've been dieing to play Fallout 3.
  3. Well how much you have in mind?

    This is a FULL rig your buying right? case and all?
    ddr3 1333.
    mushkin ddr3 1600.
    PI Black ddr3 1600.

    Not saving much on ram since they are the same price as triple channel or am3 boards.
  5. Thanks for the help.

    Yes I'm going with a new system from the ground up. My budget is 1000-1400

    I'd like to save as much as possible

    Right now this is what I'm looking at

    750GB Western Digital

    Corsair 850w

    Coolmaster RC 690

    Plus four more fans

    Geforce GTX 280 1gb
    (I was thinking going with a Radon for the crossfire option in the future, but I read that those suckers run pretty hot. I can live with one card for the foreseeable future.)

    AMD Phenom II x3 720
    (Or like I said before wait for the x4 950/955s that are coming next month.)

    CPU Fan
    Coolmaster V8

    ASUS M4A79T Deluxe

    Windows Vista 64bit

    I was hoping someone that has the Motherboard running 8gb at 1600 could chime in with what memory they used.
  6. Hmm, well, 640 wd black will always run faster than a 750gb black wd, it runs on only 2 platters. I would say either the 640gb black wd or the 1tb.
  7. Ok i'm getting in this conversation.

    I just recently done my own personal build with this motherboard and CPU (M4A79T and X3 720 BE) (see reply above for links)

    Well lemme just give you links to the stuff i got on it now:
    CPU Cooler:
    Sunbeam CR-CCTF
    CoolerMaster HAF 932
    OCZ Stealth X Stream 700w
    4GB OCZ Reaper 1333MHz
    Video Card:
    GTX 260 (core 216) 896MB
    Hitachi 1TB

    So far I'm really happy with this build. I have my processor overclocked at 3.4Ghz currently, don't know if I should go higher or not (probably will though).

    I only use 4GB of RAM but I don't think that any more is really necessary. All my apps never ever utilize the full 4GB of ram, so unless you are going to be doing 3D rendering programs or stuff like that I really think that 4GB is all that is necessary. And if you are going to be doing that I suggest getting the X4 processors.

    As for me all I really do is game. With the X3 and GTX 260 I love to play Crysis, but only 1280x1024 for now (plan to upgrade later). With all the settings on High and about 4 or 5 settings turned on Very High, and also 8XQ AA I average around 45 FPS. So about that GTX 280: I think that you could probably save $100 or so if you just go with one of the GTX 260's, and it'll still play all your games with incredible FPS. (but if you do get the 260 be sure to get the Core 216 version, there is a difference between the 216's and 196's)

    And the CPU cooler you got, I know you may not know this, but this MOBO's RAM is VERY close to the CPU. So with that cooler, it will block 1 RAM slot if not 2. So just be very sure what aftermarket cooler you are going to get for this MOBO. Even with my cooler I got (just installed today) it blocked 1 slot of my RAM with the fan attached, which resulted in me having to move my memory from the original slots I had them installed in.

    This is what the install was with it:

    So any more questions?
  8. Hey, get that 850tx and the RC-690 in the combo package then if you want to, sli later(well its a xfire board) and for the same price is the s1283v cooler.

    BTW on the radeons, its normal for them to run 50-75c theres no problem with them getting that hot. You overall temp will still be in the 30c-40c

    I dont know this, mabye you do, am2,am2+ and am3 sockets, can just a regular am2 or x3 x4 compatible cooler hook onto the am3?
  9. fullmetall said:

    I dont know this, mabye you do, am2,am2+ and am3 sockets, can just a regular am2 or x3 x4 compatible cooler hook onto the am3?

    Yeah the AM3 Socket clips for coolers are exactly the same as the AM2+ socket clips. Just make sure what direction the clips are in so that way you can avoid any clearance issues you might possibly have.
  10. Roger, well, yes the s1283v cooler would be best for cooler options.

    I was going to say get the combo but,
    I like this combo better.

    that psu is crazy good. 4 rails of 19a + 4x6pin, 2x8pin.
    mobo + ddr3 1600 ram.

    nice tight timed mushkins, will do you good.
  11. Be careful with the 1600 mhz ram!!! If you don't have updated bios you may run into problems with booting your system for the first time. Not to mention there is little if any performance gain over 1300 ram.
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