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May 22, 2011 6:00:24 AM

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_Du...(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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May 22, 2011 6:03:25 AM

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
May 22, 2011 6:05:35 AM

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?
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May 22, 2011 6:06:55 AM

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.
May 22, 2011 6:08:40 AM

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?

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May 22, 2011 6:14:37 AM
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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.
May 22, 2011 6:34:10 AM

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
May 22, 2011 7:39:13 PM

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.
May 23, 2011 11:34:40 PM

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