Solved New pc build advice needed!! Tags: RAM Corsair Components Last response: December 6, 2010 3:00 AM in Components Share dragon5677 December 5, 2010 4:17:08 AM Specs thaht have been decided: Intel i7 950 Gigabyte UD3r 2x Ati 5850 Corsair HX 850W PSU RAM 6GB I need advice on which RAM to buy i have short listed: Corsair XMS3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... G skill http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Also if there is a better PSU which is cheaper please tell and shoul i wait for sandy bridge to come out?? More about : build advice needed Twoboxer December 5, 2010 5:17:00 AM You should wait for Sandy Bridge. 2x5850 uses 469W from the wall (<420W from the psu) under Furmark: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5850,2433... Allowing 80W for max cpu usage and a 20% cushion for aging and comfort, and a quality 650W or 750W psu would be fine. Step down in capacity, but not quality. This Antec TP: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... was very well reviewed for its performance: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=... Emperus December 5, 2010 5:32:44 PM Either of those will do.. My personal recommendation would however be these - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Related resources $1300-$1500 New PC Build Advice Needed -($25 BONUS INSIDE) - Forum New build audio PC advice needed - Forum New to building pcs, advice needed for gaming pc build - Forum Advice needed for $800 New Gaming PC build - Forum New PC Build : Basic Core I3, Advice Needed - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Twoboxer December 5, 2010 5:43:17 PM dragon5677 said:I need advice on which RAM to buy i have short listed: Corsair XMS3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... G skill http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...Sorry, forgot this question. Given the same spec and two quality manufacturers, choose the cheaper (G.Skill). Unless you are OCing the cpu (where faster memory can help), you won't notice better performance from faster memory than you have chosen. dragon5677 December 6, 2010 2:11:16 AM the psu is large enough but im leaaning a lot towards corsair for some reason, as for memory i found the g skill pi series which are cheaper but offer CAS 7 latencies. cheaper compared to corsair dominators. Pi series: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and this one too: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... basically memory with latencies below 9. can you guys suggest me good cooler too?? dragon5677 December 6, 2010 2:12:44 AM one doubt about xmp profiles, many ram seem to have this but im not sure what these do?? Best solution Twoboxer December 6, 2010 2:15:39 AM Share Corsair is a good place to lean toward The $30 difference for the lower latency isn't a lot of money, but I doubt you will notice any performance difference in real life. Cooler Master Hyper 212 is a decent cooler, and a great value. but it depends on what you want to accomplish and what case you have. If your mobo supports "XMP", you can tell it to use your memory's XMP setting . . . "X" meaning xtreme And once again . . . wait for Sandy Bridge dragon5677 December 6, 2010 2:59:55 AM yeah it willl be a good thing to wait for sandy bridge as it is said that it will come out in Q1 of 2011. Thanks for all the help dragon5677 December 6, 2010 3:00:13 AM Best answer selected by dragon5677. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources New build - advice needed Forum New PC Build , advice needed Forum Photographer - Gamer - Videographer New Build Advice Needed Forum New PC..advice needed before I build Forum Advice needed for new PC Build Forum New Gaming PC Build - Help and Advice Needed ! Forum New and first gaming Build advice needed ! Forum Build advice for new PC - assembly order Forum Building a new gaming pc.(advice /help needed ) Forum Need some advice for a new pc build Forum New pc Build , just looking for advice Forum Best Cpu cooler for ~40 Forum Hey looking for a PSU for a new Build Forum New PSU gives me trouble Forum New PSU gives me trouble Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !