BUT the ram...... what ram to get with those rig??? this has been my delima for the past month or 2
specifics : i want 12 gigs, no junk brands like gskill and patriot, try to keep to stuff that would work with the stuff i plan on using.(stuffy stuff, good stuff for bettering stuff)
i would prefer to have 3 x 4gb sticks so in in the future i can upgrade to 24 gigs, although i was told that with triple channel 3 x 4 gig sticks would be better than 6 x 2gb but sticks i have no idea. some random person on l4d2 and i got into conversation one night and he told that matching your g-card (s) memory clock and ram speed(whatever speed as long as they are matched he said) will boost performance, its not somthing i have my heart set on doing but i definitely want to "try" it.
i read the "read before posting" thing about ram (ALL OF IT) but im still confuse about latency and timings, some of the kingstone ram looks shady since some done tell what there timings are(not that i would know what good ones were anyway).
hmmm i had looked at corsair and didnt know they had a 3 x 4gb set(yay!) and that one is at #1 on the list of ones i might get.
as for that review about i7 cpus and ram it says "According to Intel, the Core i7 processor only officially supports---> DDR3-1066<--- memory" and on newegg for the i7980x it says
"""""INTEGRATED DDR3 MEMORY CONTROLLER
With the integrated DDR3 memory controller, the Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor enables three channels of---> DDR3 1066 MHz<--- memory, resulting in up to 25.6 GB/sec memory bandwidth. Plus the memory controller's lower latency and higher memory bandwidth delivers amazing performance for data-intensive applications.""""
and on my mobo details it says "Memory Standard DDR3 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 2000(O.C.) / 1800(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066"
now with those to lines of details does this mean that 1066 speed will work best with that cpu or that i have over clock to get to 1333 or 1600? or will 1600 and under work at that speed right as i install the stick and anything over has to be manually overclocked?
im not an experienced O.C.'r since i my current rig will crash if i go above the stock 3.2ghz or try to up my G-card to 1000mhz engine clock and 1300memory clock(gets artifacts and crashes) they dont overheat at all in fact they crash before they get near to the usual gaming temps, using bios to overlock kinda scares me i usually just use ai suite or catalyst control center to change clock speeds