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September 19, 2011 2:11:10 AM

I am building a new computer since the one i have is on its way out. I had all the components together and a buddy was looking at it and said the ram was not compatible. I am not really sure, it has been almost 10 years since i last built one so who knows. I listed the specs if anyone can tell me if the ram really is incompatible and if it is suggestions for replacement ram or any other issues i need to fix would be greatly appreciated! i listed the parts i have below.

Case: Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 PC3 12800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 (x2 SLI )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Primary Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Data Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: LG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thats it, anything not going to work that i overlooked? Any suggestions to finalize this build i would really appreciate!

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September 19, 2011 2:26:10 AM

the ram is good, its certainly a high quality build. the power supply is overkill for even two gtx 570's (yours is out of stock btw). 850w is what you want. i would also say youd be fine with an extreme4 (frankly even an extreme3)

do you plan on adding a second gtx 570?
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September 19, 2011 2:38:40 AM

I feel all confused then like said because my buddy was saying DDR3 1600 is actually incompatible, and i should go with a lower ddr3 1333 ram instead. From what i was told is the i5 2500k integrated memory only supports up to and including ddr3 1333 so it will actually under clock the ddr3 1600 down to ddr3 1333. As for the power supply i got more for the fact i might add another optical drive and ssd later on. As for the 570 yes i know its out of stock and i will get a second.
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September 19, 2011 3:21:14 AM

still overkill, get 850w. that ram will work great, and your mobo should usually detect the appropriate speed and timings. worse comes to worse, you have to go into your bios and set the ram to 1600mhz yourself (not hard).

you can see the editors use that ram with an i7-2600k, which uses the same chipset and has the same memory requirements:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/system-builder-gami...
you could also look at the numerous reviews of people successfully using that ram with sandy bridge. 1600mhz ram is almost universally recommended on this site with the i5-2500k. i use 1600mhz ram with my i5-2500k.
convinced?
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September 19, 2011 3:32:48 AM

Alright thanks for the advice!
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