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First Time Builder Needs Advice on RAM

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February 12, 2010 1:15:47 PM

I need help with my computer, I'm building a computer first time and need help picking out the RAM. Here's what I have so far:

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail .

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

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retai
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was thinking of getting this RAM for it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but since I'm a first time builder I don't know if it's any good. Can anyone tell me what brands are the reliable ones? Any suggestions are appreciated but I'd prefer a RAM that has 4gb and is near the same price range. Thanks all!
a b } Memory
February 12, 2010 3:38:16 PM

For $10 more you can pick up this RAM, which is better... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or for $5 more you can pick up this RAM... G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail
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February 12, 2010 3:42:12 PM

I agree with the CAS 7 RAM recommended by tecmo34.

I have another suggestion also. I would get this case/PSU combo since it's cheaper and gets you a better 80+ Bronze certified PSU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $161.89 - $37 MIR's (Antec Three Hundred Illusion + Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W PSU combo)
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February 25, 2010 9:29:30 PM

The difference is the CAS rating. You would be better off getting the CAS 7 kit techmo34 linked to over either of the CAS 9 kits you've mentioned. The price is only slightly higher for the CAS 7 RAM. It's worth it IMO. The lower the number the better when it comes to CAS rating (CAS 7 is faster than CAS 9).
a b } Memory
February 26, 2010 1:54:10 PM

G.Skill and Corsair both make great RAM. Just buy whatever kit has the best timings for the lowest price. You won't be disappointed with either brand.
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