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PC build noob in need of memory advice!!ya rly

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March 28, 2011 7:30:20 PM

hey folks,

my first post! ^.^
ive been slowly building a "gaming" rig for some time now (due to lack of money mainly..). i am looking to get the final piece bought and installed , ive read a few reviews and it seems to vary a LOT, i just need some help in getting some clarity on the matter. im looking to get the "best" memory set i can for my rig. i'd like to say theres no budget but from what ive seen sky's the limit so i'd say under £100?(id maybe squeeze another £20 Q.Q). i havent considered OC because its something i have never done before but i am willing to explore and give it a try. i have listed the specs of my PC below

many thanks for taking your time to read this post and will appreciate any feedback.


cpu: AMD phenom II x6 1090t
motherboard: Asus Crosshair Formula IV
cpu cooling: Zalman CNPS9900A (if at all relevant to my query)
gpu: XFX 1gb 5850
Windows 7 64
March 28, 2011 9:13:15 PM

cool. whilst i was checkin up on your link there ..i found gskill ripjaws 1333 and 1600oc @ 8gb for under £100 .. i mean is that better/compatible? cuz they seem to be a good deal for 8gb in comparison to 4gb.do i just get 2 sets of what u recommended? i wanna make the most of the budget../headexplode

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/mem...

god bless google..
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March 28, 2011 9:33:03 PM

why do you buy it piece by piece? what happens if your cpu, motherboard, ram or power supply is defective? would you be able to return it?
March 28, 2011 9:42:15 PM

only waiting on mobo and cpu should be in my possession in the next day or two . all other main components are currently in another rig and all works fine ^^
March 29, 2011 4:29:55 AM

nice rig ! now where is the case and psu? pick a 750w 80 certified for future crossfire if you plan to do so. ;) 
March 29, 2011 9:22:28 AM

thx man ive gone for a HAF 922 and gx 550w psu im not planning on crossfiring (yet)
March 30, 2011 12:07:24 PM

ive managed to narrow it down a bit but what do u guys reckon

i mean they are not on the mobo QVL list but many people have said they do work on my mobo

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/mem...

or

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/mem...


ive made up my mind at least that i want 8gb (2x4) and in OCing it a lil bit . but in regards to the two ive posted above is cl7 against cl9 really gonna make a difference in gaming? cost is trivial but im not gonna burn money if not gonna make an improvement

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