AMD build help

OK guys this is for my mom she wants to order it tonight.

1) Can this MB run Ram at 1600?

2) Can the ram i picked out work with this MB cause it dont show it on the GSkill website?

3)Also if this ram will not work is there any good but cheap Ram that will work runing at 1600?

4) Is that video card ok its in a combo deal so i got it?


AMD Phenom II X4 955
XFX HD-587A-ZND9 Radeon HD 5870

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB

Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply - Retail


ASUS Black 24X DVD+R

Windows 7 64bit
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  1. 1. The processor has the memory controller, not the board. It will run at 1333, anything over that will be the luck of the draw and not terribly important anyway.

    2. Probably.

    3. Stop worrying about RAM frequency. Timings are more important but not a big deal either.

    4. XFX is quality and has excellent service and warranties.
  2. OK so should i get different ram cause probably isnt good enough. Where can i find out if this ram can work with this MB?
  3. Unless your mom is dead set on having the ram overclocked, dont worry about ram speed and get the ram that matches the cpu bus so it can run at a 1:1 rate.
  4. This is not an Intel build, this CPU will support 1066 or 1333Mhz speeds.

    I recommend this:
  5. Hi to those who have responed, i am mom.... and i play wow.... i want to build a pc that has no video card problems during 25 man raids no freezing up in Onixya... so plz give me your inputs thanks so much... mom
  6. OK guys what if i get the Asus Crosshair III MB?
  7. The set-up is overkill for WoW.

    The Crosshair III Formula is an older board that does not have the latest hardware, but it does have X-Fi sound. Either board is overkill really.

    This Asus 890GX would do just fine:

    Put a 5850 on it instead of the 5870. You'll never see a difference.
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