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Should i go with this RAM?

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September 12, 2012 7:56:33 PM

So i placed an order for this build:

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL8 Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM)

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Direct Heat Pipe CPU Cooler R2, Intel 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+
/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)

Intel Core i5-3450 Quad-Core Socket 1155, 3.1Ghz, 6MB L3 Cache, 22nm (Retail Boxed) Gen3 (BX806237I53450 /

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Socket 1155 Intel Z77 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 2800+(OC)/2400(OC)/2133(OC)
/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066Mhz 7.1 CH HD Audio GLAN 4x SATAIII 6.0 GB/s 4x SATAII 3.0 GB/s 2x USB 3.0 6x USB
2.0 2x PCI-Ex16 Slot ATX

Sapphire (11199-00-20G) AMD Radeon HD 7870 (1000Mhz) 2GB GDDR5 (4800Mhz) Memory Dual-Link
DVI/HDMI/Dual Mini Display Port PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W 80PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply (CMPSU-650TXV2 /

LiteOn IHAS124-04 24x DVD Writer, Internal SATA, Black| Drive Only

WD Blue (WD5000AAKX) 500GB SATA3 6GB/s 7200RPM 16MB Buffer (OEM)

Razer Electra, Essential Gaming & Music Headset (Black)

Zalman ZM-MIC 1 High Sensitivity Headphone Mic

Logitech (920-002478) K120 USB Keyboard

and i got a call from my retailer telling me everything is in stock except for the RAM (The Rippjaws). He said suggested that instead of waiting a week, i go with the following:

Patriot Intel´┐Ż Extreme Masters LE 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2133MHz CL11 DIMMs (PVI38G213C1K)

So what do you guys think?




Price is virtually the same.

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September 12, 2012 9:39:16 PM

I use ripjawsX on my biostar amd board, and it works fine. I get whatever is on sale with rebates such as corsair, crucial, kingston, hynix, patriot and gskill. Just stick with 9-9-9-24 timings and 1.5v if possible.
September 12, 2012 10:14:07 PM

Yes, Patriot is a fine brand. Both are 2x4GB ddr3. Your original gskill ripjaws are ddr3 1600 CL8, while the patriot ram
your vendor is offering you is ddr3 2133 CL11. Both are the same price. By specs alone, the Patriot ram is arguably
better. It is not, however, the ideal speed of ram for your setup(ivy bridge core i series processors do best with ddr3
1600 like in your original build). I see no reason you couldn't take that patriot ram and lower the clock speed to
1600 while tightening up the timings to a more standard and very acceptable CL9. Whatever gets you all of your
parts sooner so you can build and go do. The links you posted didn't include voltage though. You should be able
to modify that in the bios as well, just like the clocks and timings. I do wonder why you are getting an ASRock Z77
EXTREME 4 mobo paired with a locked down core i5 3450. Was it a combo or something, or are you looking to have
an upgrade path for later? A little birdie told me that Haswell is going to be on a new socket(1150). Also, you are
getting a hyper 212 evo cpu cooler. Just want to keep your i5 cooler than stock? Did you either mean to list a k
series cpu in your original post or to pick up a k series but it somehow didn't get in the build?(i5 3450 comes w/hsf btw)

Edit:I know you are buying from canada computers, but have you considered the antec 300 two for a case? It has
much the same features as the haf 912 but a sleeker, less military look(maybe you like that though). At,
the haf 912 is 59.99 but antec 300 two is 74.99 before a rebate of 15.00 making them the same price(after rebate).

Edit:I know you aren't asking for suggestions to tweak your build, but you could get a lower wattage psu and spend
more on a single gpu. That is better than adding a second gpu on the z77 extreme 4. Maybe an hd7950 OCed to
past hd7970 levels that would let you max games at 3x1080p(or just be more future proof). And if you aren't OCing
you cpu, you could get a cheaper H77 mobo and drop the aftermarket cooler. Just ideas to best use your budget.
September 12, 2012 11:30:24 PM

i based my build on what others told me on the forums and based on what i found was the best rated and reviewed product in the price range i was looking for. The number one purpose for building this PC is so that i have a PC that lasts me a long time and lets me play todays PC games, particularly Counter-Strike GO without any problems. But yeah, i'm always looking for more suggestions. Like i placed the order but i'm still waiting for the RAM to come in and pay. So i could change it. But heres the post, i would love to know what you think: