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Some help with memory?

Hi everyone, I'm currently in the process of choosing parts for a new PC and just wanted some input on memory.

I've chosen a Z68 Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 motherboard and have narrowed down my RAM to two different options...

G-Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 2x4GB http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-37140549-G_Skill_8GB_(2x_4GB)_RipJaws_Dual_Channel_Memory_PC3_12800_(1600MHz)_DDR3_240_pi

or

Mushkin 996981 http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-37140874-Mushkin_Redline_Dual_Channel_8GB(2x_4GB)_Memory_Kit_DDR3_1600_PC3_12800_CL7_(996

The G-Skill stuff is 1.5V and the Mushkin is 1.65V. I just have a few q's

What would you recommend out of the two? Or is there something better you would recommend?
Will there be problems running 1.65V RAM instead of 1.5V?

Thanks,
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  1. And the rest of my build. I would appreciate comments on compatability, recommendations etc

    Antec three hundred case
    i7 2600k processor
    Motherboard as above
    Memory as above
    Gigabyte GTX 570 graphics card
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB
    LG Blu-Ray rewriter
    Creative X-Fi Titanium sound card
    Antec True Power Quattro 850W PSU
    W7 Home Premium 64-bit
    Cooler Master Hyper 212+ cooler
  2. With p67/z68 boards, you should not use 1.65 ram. They are designed to use 1.5v ram.
    And, The G.Skill is a better deal anyway. I must say though, that is Mighty expensive ram...Have you looked at other sites?
  3. TheAviator said:
    And the rest of my build. I would appreciate comments on compatability, recommendations etc

    Antec three hundred case
    i7 2600k processor
    Motherboard as above
    Memory as above
    Gigabyte GTX 570 graphics card
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB
    LG Blu-Ray rewriter
    Creative X-Fi Titanium sound card
    Antec True Power Quattro 850W PSU
    W7 Home Premium 64-bit
    Cooler Master Hyper 212+ cooler

    I take it this is a rendering rig? If it's a gamer rig you can get better options. But looks awesome as a 3D modeler rig.
  4. Hi striker,

    I suppose I can get the parts cheaper but I have chosen these guys because they can build it for a fee, just seems convenient since I've never built before

    And it's actually supposed to be more of a gamer rig. Any changes you could recommend?
  5. Best answer
    A few suggestions.
    One, go with the i5-2500k, near identical performance in gaming.

    Two, get a tried and true P67 motherboard unless you really want to take advantage of the SSD caching in z68.

    Three, do you have a really nice headset or something? That mobo has really nice 7.1 surround built in, so you don't need to throw away money unless you can take advantage of that sound card.

    Also check out a cheaper power supply, like the Corsair HX 850.

    And lastly, why not build yourself? It's super easy and fun! There's a link one of the stickies at the top of this thread to a guide all about building your first PC.
  6. striker410 said:
    A few suggestions.
    One, go with the i5-2500k, near identical performance in gaming.

    Two, get a tried and true P67 motherboard unless you really want to take advantage of the SSD caching in z68.

    Three, do you have a really nice headset or something? That mobo has really nice 7.1 surround built in, so you don't need to throw away money unless you can take advantage of that sound card.

    Also check out a cheaper power supply, like the Corsair HX 850.

    And lastly, why not build yourself? It's super easy and fun! There's a link one of the stickies at the top of this thread to a guide all about building your first PC.


    I'll have a think about the P67 mobo, although for example the GA-P67A-UD3R-B3 on the site is only $20 cheaper

    I'm just using a Dell speakers and subwoofer set. Is the inbuilt surround better than what a Creative X-Fi would provide?

    And I'll check out that power supply too :)

    I think I'll wait until the next build before I start building by myself
  7. that mobo does not support SLI. Check out the ASRock Extreme4 P67, it might be in stock.

    The difference between onboard sound and the X-fi will not be noticed with your speakers. I would go ahead and drop it, you honestly do NOT need it.
  8. Best answer selected by TheAviator.
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