I am trying to build a new pc after 6 years. Here is what I have chosen. Let me know what do you think of it
Processor: Intel i7 920
MoBo: Intel x58SO
RAM: 2x2 4GB DDR3 1600MHZ
GraphicsCard: XFX ATI HD4850 512MB
PSU 550Watts ThermalTech
Is it good? The thing is, only x58SO and XFX x58i mobo available here. Still no Asus or Gigabyte. So dont have any choice. And Cant buy ATI 4870 X2 because its too much pricey for me. Please make suggestions.
Thank you for the reply, But if i buy another stick later will that be fine?? parts are expensive at my place, 2gb ddr3 costs 70$ here. Please suggest. Will i face any troubles if i use dual channel ram for now???
I'm not sure how dual channel will perform on x58, but if you do try it make sure whatever ram you get is low enough voltage (1.5-1.65). A lot of the older 2gb DDR3 had voltages higher than x58 was designed for. I think your best bet would be to go for a 3x1 DDR3 triple channel kit.
Also if you tell us where "Here" is and where you are buying from, we may be able to find something for you.
I don't think either of them are great, but they should both do fine. I don't like the Intel's non-standard layout, so that gives the advantage to XFX.
Then again, neither of them seem to have a lot of reviews and XFX is rated kinda low on Newegg. That doesn't usually mean much, but I would look into each board more and base your decision from some reviews if you can find them.
No, dual channel just means it uses two identical DIMMs at the same time. Triple channel will use three at the same time. So in theory, dual channel is faster then single channel, and triple channel faster still.