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ASUS Crosshair IV Formula - AMD 890FX - Socket AM3 - PCI-E 2.0 - DDR3

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March 2, 2011 7:57:13 PM

Hiya, I am new here and I am desperately seeking help for my current PC Build.

Current build:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 Quad 955 Core 3.2GHz Processor 4 x 512 KB Boxed - Black Edition (ALREADY GOT IT)


Graphic Card: Sapphire ATI AMD HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 HDMI Graphics Card PCI-E 2.1

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-1200AXUK 1200W Power Supply

Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula - AMD 890FX - Socket AM3 - PCI-E 2.0 - DDR3 1600/1800/1866 - SATA 6Gb/s RAID - SupremeFX X-Fi Audio - CrossFire - ATX (ALREADY GOT IT)



Case: Antec Full Tower Twelve Hundred Retail Case - Black

DVD: LG GH22NS50.AUAA 22x SATA DVDRW Drive - Bare Black

Memory/Ram: Corsair CMX6GX3M3A1600C9 3 x 2GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar 1TB SATAII 64MB Cache 3.5-inch Green Internal Hard Drive OEM


Now as you can see, I am already stuck with the CPU and the Motherboard(Dumb beginners choice)

but the problem is, I am worried that my Memory Ram will not perform to it's best condition, even the fact that the motherboard says "Any Memory is OK" It's a gaming motherboard with features like buttoned O.Cing and etc.

The memory is:

Corsair CMX6GX3M3A1600C9 3 x 2GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMX6GX3M3A1600C9-DDR3-S...

The Motherboard:

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula - AMD 890FX - Socket AM3 - PCI-E 2.0 - DDR3 1600/1800/1866 - SATA 6Gb/s RAID - SupremeFX X-Fi Audio - CrossFire - ATX


http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003F8SNBM/ref=oss_p...


All opinions for improvement are very much welcome, I am trying to keep the build to less than 1500£.

Also, I will be doing Crossfire with the graphics card, and I will get the same graphic as the one on the list above. The reason is because I want to be able to play BFBC2 on max settings with more than 60 FPS in an intense battle, and if 1 GPU can't achieve that, I will buy another one.

But please help me out with selecting a Memory ram, I am looking for no less and no more than 6GB of ram, that can work at full speed using my motherboard. Thank you so much.

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March 2, 2011 8:08:51 PM

Since you are running AMD, your RAM should be running in dual channel, NOT triple channel (that is, to date, only for the last gen high end intel stuff).

If you want exactly 6 gig of ram, you will need to get 2x2gig + 2x1gig... You would be better off just getting 2x4gig if you ask me.....
March 2, 2011 8:15:22 PM

Hmmm, 2x4GB that means 2 Ram chits with 4GB? Means 2 more GB of ram? What would you have in mind? Could you give me a small list that can be fully compatible with my motherboard? Thanks.
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