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December 30, 2009 4:28:39 PM

Hey guys i had to switch my RAM because the website im looking at ran out of what i wanted. The specs all say compatible but i just thought i'd ask just to be sure.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD2703

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13410BD8028

thanks

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a b V Motherboard
December 30, 2009 5:58:44 PM

It should work.
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a b V Motherboard
December 30, 2009 6:11:08 PM

The RAM 1333 Mhz timings of 9-9-9-24 (CAS 9) are not great, but adequate. If you can find DDR3 RAM at 1333Mhz or 1600Mhz with timings of CAS 7 or 8 that would be better. Check around and purchase whichever set is on sale or has the best current price.
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a b V Motherboard
December 30, 2009 7:14:52 PM

That RAM runs at 1.7 V. For a P55 motherboard you should not exceed 1.65V. Sorry for the confusion. I should have also mentioned the voltage limitation in my earlier post.
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December 30, 2009 7:21:15 PM

Okay.....damn.

Would you be able to help find me one for about 100$ on that website?

thanks

www.directcanada.com
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December 30, 2009 9:11:31 PM

Dang I forgot to mention that im going to be using an AMD processor with that motherboard, as it supports both very nicely from what i read. This ram says it is for intel chipsets and i5-7 cpu? I think I might need a different type but if not, great.

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a c 87 V Motherboard
December 30, 2009 9:29:58 PM

The RAM will work just fine with an AMD system. They just say it's for the Intel chips because it runs at the 1.65v voltage limit of those chips.
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a b V Motherboard
December 30, 2009 9:30:33 PM

amd aint fussy bout ram voltage you can use any voltage ddr3 ram just look for cas 7 ram at 1333mhz +
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December 30, 2009 9:37:27 PM

Just for safety could somebody please point me to ddr3 thats good for gaming which says it is for AMD.

www.directcanada.com


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a c 87 V Motherboard
December 30, 2009 9:44:28 PM

Why? That RAM will work fine.

Here's some nice RAM from www.newegg.ca if you're not stuck using that clunky directcanada site:

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Retail $99.99

You can look at the reviews and search for AMD. There are a ton of people using this RAM with AMD systems. Like I said, the only reason RAM will be labeled "for Intel i5/i7" is because it runs under 1.65v. You can use just about whatever RAM you want with AMD systems.

Here's some CAS 7 RAM for $5 more

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail $104.99
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December 30, 2009 10:29:14 PM

Thanks for your advice. They ran out of the PSU I wanted before so i swapped it for this one which fits my budget : http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC4926

Is this a good one to switch to? If you have a better one for my build at similar price i'd appreciate the feedback.


Startech Silver Thermal CPU Paste Compound 1.5G Tube


Coolermaster R4-L2R-20CG 120MM Green LED Case Fan 2000RPM 90CFM 19DBA 3/4 Pin


Antec 200 Two Hundred Mid-Tower ATX Gaming Case Black 3X5.25 6X3.5INT 1 SATA Hot-Swap Bay No PS


LG GH22LS50 22X/22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Lightscribe Black OEM


Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P ATX AM3 DDR3 AMD770 PCI-E16 4PCI-E1 2PCI SATA GBLAN Motherboard


OCZ Gold OCZ3G1600LV4GK 4GB DDR3 2X2GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 CL 8-8-8-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit


OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135mm Fan Active PFC Power Supply



XFX Radeon HD 5770 Xtreme 865MHZ 1GB 5.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI Display Port DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card



Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive Oem *3YR Mfr Warranty*



AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.2GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box
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a b V Motherboard
December 30, 2009 11:05:08 PM

Its heresy to put a !GREEN! LED fan in an Antec case (blue is their signature color).

80+ silver is a great rating for a PSU, but I havent seen any professional reviews about the voltage consistency of that model.

I have no idea if Startech Silver is better than what the CPU heatsink will come with or not. Arctic Silver 5 is the most common thermal goo upgrade.

Should be a good system.
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a b V Motherboard
December 30, 2009 11:11:40 PM

HTF can they sell the 550 z series at that price in canada ?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

unless tax is another $50

the z series are quite good i own the 850 watt model (bought it before i saw reviews) regulation is above average nothing phenomenal.the z series currently the best ocz has got out
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December 31, 2009 12:58:44 AM

lol nope, tax isnt another 50$, more like 5 or 10$. It's something to do with how they manufacture them or something. Anyways i guess i should go with the z-series then?
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December 31, 2009 3:44:32 AM

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December 31, 2009 11:12:57 PM

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December 31, 2009 11:32:45 PM

As far as I'm concerned you're getting everything else from Direct Canada and compared to Newegg their shipping is awesome for us Canadians so I'd simply go with the Corsair and be done with it.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC2550&v...

Probably save you some money in shipping costs too when you consolidate it all at Direct Canada.
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January 1, 2010 12:23:22 AM

moopato said:
thanks for the reply. Was wondering though if this power supply would also work?

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=13220AC4926



I'm not going to say it won't however with the graphics card you have listed as your choice I would be much more inclined to go with the higher powered Corsair.

The Radeon 5770 has a minimum power requirement of 450W so that would not leave you much wiggle room.

Also for what it's worth I noticed that Direct Canada doesn't even have your graphics card in stock so if I may I'd suggest you also look at NCIX as their prices are comparable and service is also pretty good.

I buy a lot of PC parts and in order of preference for price and delivery times I'd have to say Direct Canada is fastest with NCIX comparable or at times equal and Newegg I only use if I'm after specific items that the other two don't have because much of Newegg's product comes out of the US and from various warehouses and can take upwards of two weeks to get.

My last order they split between New Jersey warehouse and California and it took quite a while for me to get the items up here in Canada.
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January 1, 2010 12:27:45 AM

Thank-you very much, I appreciate your advice. Take a look at the 512mb xfx 4870 they've got on directcanada and maybe give me your opinion? my monitor is not fancy, just a 1280x1024.
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January 1, 2010 12:50:58 AM

moopato said:
Thank-you very much, I appreciate your advice. Take a look at the 512mb xfx 4870 they've got on directcanada and maybe give me your opinion? my monitor is not fancy, just a 1280x1024.


If you are not a hard core gamer then I would honestly stick with something along the lines of the 4870 512MB because if nothing else it will require less power and create less heat.

I happened to buy a Radeon 4890 because I got a good deal and installed it in one of my PC's the other night but after just ten minutes of running it I took it back out and listed it on eBay.

The thing kicks out heat like a blast furnace and it was causing my i7 and all the other components in my case to undergo a terrific heat increase and even at idle speeds. I went back to my 9800GT 512MB and all is well again plus most importantly I'm happy because I hate noise and loud fans.

I tell you this because from what I could see it appeared to me that the 5770 was in much the same league as the 4890 which in my humble opinion should be put in only huge cases designed to deal with major heat and sold to folks who don't mind the noise of the GPU fan.

I would never go with a card that huge again unless I was planning on water cooling my whole setup as well which I don't see happening any time soon.
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January 1, 2010 1:28:02 AM

Yeah thats what im gonna go with. my processor is the AMD phenom x4 955 BE, which is awesome. People who have the xfx 4870 512mb say they can run any game incredibly fast on high settings so long as they werent running on a crazy resolution. My monitor isnt too fancy, and it runs 1280x1024 res. My friend has the 512mb version aswell and his monitor is way fancier than mine. He plays all the news games on high res, not the highest, and get amazing performance. I'm looking forward to it.
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a b V Motherboard
January 4, 2010 4:20:12 PM

The 5770 is a low power usage, low heat card. It uses less power and generates less heat than a 9800 GT. All of the 5000 series is relatively more power efficient than the 4000 series.
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a c 87 V Motherboard
January 4, 2010 5:35:57 PM

dndhatcher said:
The 5770 is a low power usage, low heat card. It uses less power and generates less heat than a 9800 GT. All of the 5000 series is relatively more power efficient than the 4000 series.

+1

The power use and heat output of the 5770 are both very low. Some research should have been done before suggesting against it. I would pick a 5770 over a 4870 any day of the week.
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