hey all, i am putting together a budget build, with an asus p6t se, and an i7 920, my question being, what ram should i get for it, was hoping not to spend more than about £80 to £90, for 4gb, saw some ocz obsidian for about £80, would this be ok as it is 1.65v, which i think is ok, what are your thoughts?
The ASUS P6T SE works best with tripple channel memory (three sticks of RAM). The kit you linked to was dual channel (two sticks of RAM). Look for kits with 3X2GB of RAM with speeds of either 1333 or 1600 MHz, timings of CAS 8 or lower, and voltages less than 1.65V. Good luck.
DDR3-1600 in a 3 x 2GB kit will cost ya $246 for CAS6
DDR3-1600 in a 3 x 2GB kit will cost ya $189 for CAS7
DDR3-1600 in a 3 x 2GB kit will cost ya $129 for CAS8
DDR3-1600 in a 3 x 2GB kit will cost ya $129 for CAS9
Two sticks may work but is not advised. If you are strapped for cash, you might consider a i750 / P55 build because it uses dual channel memory, uses less expensive motherboards, is cheaper than the i920, and uses less power so you may be able to get by with a less expensive power supply. You could save about $150 with i750 build over a i920 build. For most applications including gaming, the i750 build will actually perform the as well as the i920 build: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...