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Is this RAM compatible with AMD?

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November 23, 2011 6:45:32 PM

I just bought some RAM off Newegg here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-220-... at a good discount and im excited to put it in my new build. I haven't chosen a processor or mobo yet, but I was thinking of getting a Phenom II X6 1100T and an ASUS crosshair V Formula mobo. It looks like this RAM is supposedly meant for Intel based builds, but I want to know if it will still work with with AMD.
I have a GTX 560 and a ZALMAN 135mm CPU cooler if that helps...
I don't really have much of a preference between AMD and Intel, but the AMD one looked pretty powerful for the price.
Any suggestions on processors and motherboards would be much appreciated :) 


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November 23, 2011 7:23:52 PM

Yes. The ram works well with either amd or Intel. Microcenter is going to have the Intel 2500K for $150 on black friday if you want to stand in line. I would choose Intel over amd. Newegg has some asus p67 boards that should work well and permit some overclocking. Some gamers are happy with their phenom II's, so if you don't have much money, check for deals this weekend. You don't need more than four cores for gaming.
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November 23, 2011 8:26:52 PM

Personally I prefer AMD over Intel, as it is better priced and I get better performance from it. I have had an AMD CPU for 3+ years without a single peep. But of course, it all depends on the person.
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November 23, 2011 8:47:37 PM

o1die said:
Yes. The ram works well with either amd or Intel. Microcenter is going to have the Intel 2500K for $150 on black friday if you want to stand in line. I would choose Intel over amd. Newegg has some asus p67 boards that should work well and permit some overclocking. Some gamers are happy with their phenom II's, so if you don't have much money, check for deals this weekend. You don't need more than four cores for gaming.


$150 sounds like a steal for the i5-2500K. I would definitely wait in line for that except the nearest microcenter is about an hour away. Do you know if the deal will be available online? I will definitely look for deals this weekend on other processor/mobo combos. Thank you so much for answering :) 
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November 23, 2011 8:55:03 PM

No deals online. You have to stand in line. My nearest is about 3 hours and too much gas away.
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November 24, 2011 4:19:51 PM

rocknrollz said:
Personally I prefer AMD over Intel, as it is better priced and I get better performance from it. I have had an AMD CPU for 3+ years without a single peep. But of course, it all depends on the person.


I'm interested in trying out AMD, the only experience I've had with them is in my very low end laptop so that doesnt count for much. But the pricing of their processors look a lot more reasonable and may suit my needs just as well. Thanks for answering :) 
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November 24, 2011 5:34:59 PM

o1die said:
No deals online. You have to stand in line. My nearest is about 3 hours and too much gas away.


So if I'm going for a i5 processor system now I'm wondering which mobo to get. Do you recommend ASUS mobos? I was looking at this one... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 24, 2011 5:40:26 PM

Yes. But sometimes the default bios settings can cause issues if you don't know how to adjust it. I use biostar boards as they always seem to boot up the first time and never have any ram issues. If you plan on getting a video card, then this board may work for you and has great reviews: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 1, 2011 12:34:22 AM

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