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April 7, 2011 4:27:04 PM

Can anyone suggest the best memory choice for the following......

Deciding between the two MOBO's.....

ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION LGA 1155 Intel P67 / NVIDIA NF200 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #8P67WSREVOLUTIONREV
Item #:N82E16813131714
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:GA-P67A-UD7-B3
Item #:N82E16813128480
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For memory, I have always had good luck with Corsair. I have heard, however, good things about GSkill.
I hear 1600 speed is the sweet spot for my Core i7-2600k choice.

What I have picked is......

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8
Model #:CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8
Item #:N82E16820233147
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
8-8-8-24 / Cas 8 / 1.5v
As above, I like Corsair. My concern is the size of heat sinks and a 3rd party CPU cooler.

-VS-

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
Model #:F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
Item #:N82E16820231445
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
8-8-8-24 / Cas 8 / 1.5v
Love the blue color. Specs look same as Corsair.

-VS-

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL
Model #:F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL
Item #:N82E16820231455
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
9-10-9-28 / Cas 9 / 1.5v
Red color and looks like slight different settings C/W above.



So......
1. These good choices for either of the above MOBO's?
2. Which would be the best choice?
2. Would you recommend anything else?

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April 7, 2011 4:41:52 PM

ANS 1 MOBO - Depends on what you're adding to the MOBO. Example SSD, PCIe SSD, 3/4-WAY GPUS, purpose of build. So there's no generic answer; need more info. Both have their Pros & Cons.

ANS 2 RAM - I've lost count how many times I've recommend the G.SKILL Ripjaws X + SB; so F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM Nice Article -> http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/memory/2011/01/11/the-...

ANS 3 MISC - A nice HSF like Scythe SCMG-2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , a nice case like Corsair Obsidian Series, and appropriately sized Corsair Professional AX or HX series PSU.

Q - What's the 'Plan' for this build?
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April 7, 2011 5:29:42 PM

GAMING, GAMING, GAMING then some constructive stuff like Word, Excel.

Rest of build.........

(Keeping from old rig: full tower Lian Li case, Corsair 1000w PSU, DVD +R)

CPU: Core i7 2600k
GPU: still need to make final decision, at this point TWO NVidia 580 > TWO ATI 6950
MOBO: still need final decision, at this point Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 > Asus P8P67 WS REVOLUTION
CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler with two Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E 120mm Case Fans (SONY Fluid Dynamic Bearing)
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
HD: Keep old TWO Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
maybe add a Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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April 7, 2011 6:12:42 PM

Okay, got it Gaming...

Q - What and how many Monitor(s)? edit: What Resolution(s)?

MOBO 'Gaming' - 1 or 2 GPUs ASUS P8P67 DELUXE ; the Deluxe outperforms the ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution by 1%~3%. If your going the 3/4*-WAY Route then the ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution
Good Review {these Guys are Gigabyte crazed}-> http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3795/asus_p8p67_ws_rev...

{$43} Scythe SCMG-2100 is the Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B vs {$70} Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B


GPU: I prefer the GTX 580 ; scalability, efficiency, temps and for most games a better choice.

SSD: VTX3-25SAT3-120G - Excellent choice!
HDD: There's little point to a SATA3 interface HHD; at best it's 1/2 SATA2 300 MB/s speed. So I'd go suggest Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache.

Gaming - http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3795/asus_p8p67_ws_rev...
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April 14, 2011 12:37:25 AM

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