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Asus Crosshair V Formula Thunderbolt And G.skill RAM

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January 27, 2012 12:37:32 PM

Hello,

I'm dealing with a computer store because I'm not confident in my PC building skill as I'm just now learning about all this stuff.
I'd appreciate some knowledgeable good Samaritans advice. I need a new computer due to the fact that there are mobiles with more power than the desktop I send this from :)  lol.

ATM i'm looking to buy

Case
1 x 16011324 - Cooler Master HAF 942 X ATX Full Tower Case - Steel & Plastic - 6x 5.25" Drive Bay, 5x 3.5" Drive Bay & 2x 2.5" Drive Bay(Converted From 5.25" Drive Bays) - USB, Audio, Mic, IEEE1394a, e-SATA - M-ATX, ATX, E-ATX, GIGABYTE XL-ATX - Optional Cooling Fan - Black (RC-942-KKN1) [$209.99]

CPU
1 x 19040211 - AMD FX Series FX-8150 Black Edition Processor - Eight-Core - 3.6 GHz (Turbo Core boost up to 4.20 GHz) - 8MB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache - 125W - 32nm - Zambezi - Socket AM3+ (FD8150FRGUBOX) [$295.00]

Mother Board
1 x 28010715 - ASUS CROSSHAIR V FORMULA Motherboard - AMD Socket AM3+ - AMD 990FX/SB950 Chipset - 4x DDR3-2133 - 4x PCIe x16, 1x PCIe x1 & 1x PCI - 7x SATA3 - 1x eSATA - 12x USB2.0 & 6x USB3.0 - CrossFireX & 3-Way nVidia SLI - SupremeFX X-Fi 2 Audio - Gigabit LAN - ATX [$295.00]

Ram
1 x 37140946 - Corsair Vengeance Quad Channel DDR3 Memory Kit - 16GB (4x4GB) - 1866MHz With Headroom To Allow Overclocking - CL9 Latency - 1.5V - Intel XMP 1.3 Support - Designed For Use With All Motherboards With Quad DDR3 Memory Channels - Compatible With Intel and AMD Dual Channel DDR3 Platforms (CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9R) [$200.10]

Here is a problem they say that this Vengeance is not reliable so i should use G.Skill RipJawsX DDR3 2133MHz RAM instead

But i couldn't find it on the net to compare it so found this instead and wondered if it was compatible with this build?

1 x 37140968 - G.Skill Ripjaws Z 16GB(4x 4GB) Quad Channel Memory Kit - PC3 - DDR3-2133 / PC3 17000 - 240-pin DIMM - Unbuffered - Non-ECC - CL 9-11-10-28-2N (F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH) [$189.99]


1 x 42060670 - ASUS Radeon HD 6970 Video Card - GDDR5 2048MB 256Bit VRAM - 890 / 5500MHz Clock - PCIe 2.1 - 2x DVI & 4x Display Port - CrossFireX Ready - DirectX 11 & OpenGL 4.1 (EAH6970/DCII/2DI4S/2GD5) [$431.20]

HDD Main
1 x 22140533 - Corsair Force Series GT 120GB Solid-State Hard Drive - 2.5" - SATA3 6Gb/s - 555MB/s Read & 515MB/s Write - TRIM (CSSD-F120GBGT-BK) [$239.99]

HDD Second
1 x 22040466 - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive [$207.00]

Optical drive
1 x 17090069 - Pioneer BDR-206BKRP 12X Blu-Ray Writer Drive with Cyberlink Software - SATA - Black (BDR-206BKR) [$158.80]

GPU Cooler - ???
1 x 18050138 - Arctic Cooling Accelero TWIN TURBO II VGA cooler - For ATI
Radeon HD 6950/6870/6850/5870/5850/4890 & nVIDIA GeForce GTX 560Ti/550Ti/460SE (AC-TTII) [$72.30]

CPU Cooler
1 x 18030280 - Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H60 High-performance CPU Cooler - 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 & AM3/AM2 Compatible - 120mm Fan - 1700RPM (CWCH60) [$99.99]

PSU
1 x 34040638 - Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000W Power Supply - 135mm Fan - M/B 20+4 pins x1, CPU 4+4 pins x2, PCI-e 6+2 pins x4, PCI-e 6 pins x4, SATA x 9, Peripheral 4 pins x4, Floppy 4 pins x1 (RSA00-80GAD3)

Also any feedback would be great I'm not pretending to understand all this so if I have made blatant errors please be kind

Cheers
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a c 85 V Motherboard
January 27, 2012 1:47:14 PM

GPU.... I'd go for
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You's not need the aftermarket Cooler then.

CPU Cooler.... I'd go for the H100

ODD.... Wouldn't need a BluRay Writer.... A BR Reader is good enough with a DVD Writer.

Yes, the G Skill Model F3-17066CL7D-4GBPIS 4GB (2 X 2Gb ) is on the QVL but not the 4GB Module. But on the contrary the Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9 (XMP) 8GB (2 X 4GB ) @ 1.5V is on the compatibility list for that Mobo. (QVL)

I don't see how you could run into a problem unless you got defective sticks to start with.
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