Best ram for amd 965 be

Hello,
I want to build a new gaming pc with the components I already have
1) AMD Phenom X4 965 Black Edition
2) asus crosshair formula iv mobo
3) sapphire ati radeon hd 5870 2GB eyefinity 6 edition graphics card
4) cooler master 1250W power supply
5) and a cabinet I am fabricating with liquid cooling facility for CPU, NB, SB and a 4200 RPM fan to cool the rest of the cabinet

I am struck at deciding RAM for the system
now I am requesting for suggestions about which and what capacity of RAM is required.
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  1. I would go min GSKill Ripsaw CL7 1600 seeing u not hard for $$ :P 2 X 2 would be fine
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303
    Even then it's only $70!
  2. i was thinking of Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x2GB DDR3 1600MHz BL2KIT25664TR1608
  3. batuchka said:
    I would go min GSKill Ripsaw CL7 1600 seeing u not hard for $$ :P 2 X 2 would be fine
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303
    Even then it's only $70!

    ThanQ for the suggestion.
    still waiting for some more suggestions.
  4. I don't Know anything about overclocking so I wont that's the reason I am requesting your help regarding the RAM for best performance of the system
  5. In general, RAM is RAM. I would get G.Skill, Mushkin, or Crucial 1600 MHz CAS 7 RAM, whichever is the least expensive.

    Are you planning on using 3+ monitors with that 5870? You do realize that the Eyefinity edition 5870 only has DisplayPort outputs, right? If you're not planning on using all DisplayPort cables, you might be better off getting a standard 5870.
  6. Curious - if u do not intend to OC and CF i wouldn't draw out such a pricey top of the line 890FX mobo if i was u ,,,
  7. And if you're not intending to CF, you don't need a 1250W PSU, either.
  8. coldsleep said:
    In general, RAM is RAM. I would get G.Skill, Mushkin, or Crucial 1600 MHz CAS 7 RAM, whichever is the least expensive.

    Are you planning on using 3+ monitors with that 5870? You do realize that the Eyefinity edition 5870 only has DisplayPort outputs, right? If you're not planning on using all DisplayPort cables, you might be better off getting a standard 5870.


    I Intend to use 3 of Dell UltraSharp U2711
  9. batuchka said:
    Curious - if u do not intend to OC and CF i wouldn't draw out such a pricey top of the line 890FX mobo if i was u ,,,


    thought even if i don't OC it would work better than 790s and may be i might learn and build up courage to OC in future and as for the CF right now I only have money for RAM not another graphics card may in 2 months time i might buy it.
  10. Hmm in that case

    Asrock 870Extreme3
    HD 6950 (one 1st)

    HD 6K: Cayman Crossfire in Eyefinity scaling
    http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/wiki/AMD_Radeon_6970_6950_-_Featured_Review_Page_11
    Quote:
    Conclusions
    The Radeon HD 6950 in particular defines a new segment, and creates a killer price/performance ratio. The Radeon HD 6900 family truly shines in games relying on DX11 and featuring tessellation. Both cards provide more than enough performance for DX9 and DX10 titles, particularly in widescreen.

    The Radeon HD 6900 family makes large strides in DX11 titles and Eyefinity performance. The trade-off of increased clocks, but reduced shaders probably balances out in the end. The addition of a second graphics engine (on a refined architecture), improved tessellation and 2GB being standard are the primary drivers of this improvement.
  11. Also why do you need liquid cooling if you are not overclocking?
  12. ^If not overclocking the stock hsf should be fine
  13. batuchka said:
    Hmm in that case

    Asrock 870Extreme3
    HD 6950 (one 1st)

    HD 6K: Cayman Crossfire in Eyefinity scaling
    http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/wiki/AMD_Radeon_6970_6950_-_Featured_Review_Page_11
    Quote:
    Conclusions
    The Radeon HD 6950 in particular defines a new segment, and creates a killer price/performance ratio. The Radeon HD 6900 family truly shines in games relying on DX11 and featuring tessellation. Both cards provide more than enough performance for DX9 and DX10 titles, particularly in widescreen.

    The Radeon HD 6900 family makes large strides in DX11 titles and Eyefinity performance. The trade-off of increased clocks, but reduced shaders probably balances out in the end. The addition of a second graphics engine (on a refined architecture), improved tessellation and 2GB being standard are the primary drivers of this improvement.


    But I already have
    AMD Phenom X4 965 Black Edition, asus crosshair formula iv mobo, sapphire ati radeon hd 5870 2GB eyefinity 6 edition graphics card and cooler master 1250W power supply
  14. zooted said:
    ^If not overclocking the stock hsf should be fine


    Yeah are absolutely right, earlier I used a ASUS M2N32 SLI Deluxe board with some old AMD 64 CPU and gtx 280 and 4 gb RAM which died on me after 3 years of service so thought of building a new one and collected the above ( start of the thread ) parts individually and started assembling them in the old cabinet i felt a bit cramped for space inside and started looking for a bigger cabinet I inquired in a shop how much it would cost me and if within reach wanted to buy it just for the fun of it but the price was so high ( 27,000/- INR ~ 600.00 US $) I thought what the Heck let me build one and see how much it would cost me, so did it a bit very crude but serves the purpose of cooling not just the CPU but also the NB, SB, Mosfets (power regulators) and could fit it ( the cabinet )with 120 MM 4200 RPM fan for the rest just for Rupees 10000/- ~ 222.22 US $. That's how i got it, not out of need. Well I don't think it's going to hurt any component of the mobo except my power bill. Thought it would be better than the stock Heat Sinks.
  15. WELL how about helping me with a RAM suggestion now.
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