Ram:G.SKILL Trident 6GB (3 x 2GB) 2000MHZ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(Looking for 6GB Tri-channel 2000MHZ, This seems to be the best I've found while staying under 300$ for ram)
(Was Also wondering if it was worth the trouble to go for the 2000MHZ over say... a better 1600MHZ Brand)
Any help in choosing better parts would be appreciated and helpful
already have a 5870, 750W PSU, Optical Drive, Haf case.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime this week
BUDGET RANGE: I wanna stay within 700-900$
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, But w/e is cheapest would be nice to get them all shipped around the same time.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA, Washington State
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Crossfire later on with two 5870's, Have only one atm
The I-950 would overclock at least as well as the I-930.
Correct, The only difference I see on newegg is the second LAN Controller.
With DDR3 Ram Frequency seems to make less of a difference. DDR 1333 CL5 ~ DDR3 1600 CL7 ~ DDR3 2000 CL9, I would go with whatever is cheapest. Here's an article from Anandtech.com that covers the subject:
Oh, I just noticed on the P6X58D-E the heatsinks are slightly different. The heatpipe doesn't extend to the southbridge, and the heatsink at the top edge of the motherboard is a little shorter; I can't imagine it would make a difference.
Is it really worth the price difference if I'm going to overclock the 930 anyway?
Intel recently lowered the price of the i7-950 a lot, they almost cut it in half. Back when that was posted, the i7-920/930 was much much cheaper than the i7-950.
If you go with the ASUS P6X58D Premium combo, like I said, there is no difference in price.
Looking at the straight up prices of the i7-950 and i7-920/930, $15 is only a 5% increase in price. I think it would be worth it. Otherwise you would always be wondering how much better your system could have been, could have overclocked with an i7-950.