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.
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 newegg.ca,
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.
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: