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January 28, 2012 9:58:07 PM

Hello, I am currently looking to upgrade and overclock my CPU. I have a 1090t Black edition CPU. A Antec elevenhundred case, a 500g WD hard drive, about to get a ASUS CROSSHAIR V FORMULA AMD 990FX AM3+ Motherboard, Antec High Current Gamer HCG-900 900w Power Supply , and a XFX 6790 1GB DDR5. What type of ram, speed, and amount should I get. I am trying to keep it under $250 for the ram. Also with running all that what would be the best cooler for the CPU inside that case? Thanks for the help
January 28, 2012 10:03:23 PM

Sorry meant to say upgrade my PC, not my CPU.
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January 28, 2012 10:09:39 PM

you should upgrade your gpu if you want more gaming performance. if that is not what you are looking for then you need to specify why you want to upgrade as everything looks good.
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January 28, 2012 10:12:07 PM

Spend Some money for an xspc rasa rx 120 kit, and learn how to water cool lol.
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January 28, 2012 10:13:48 PM

$250? I can see no reason why you should go over $50. Get 8 gigs of DDR3 1600 memory, 2 X 4GB. 1600 speed will be good for if you upgrade to an FX CPU. I like Mushkin because I prefer to buy American, but there are other decent brands too. Check your motherboard approved list before buying.

I'd look into the Thermaltake Frio or Xigmatek Aegir, as shown here:
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

Although I think the Aegir is a bit pricey.
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January 28, 2012 10:19:16 PM

I am currently waiting on the fence about upgrading my GPU until the 7xxx have been out for a while or going with crossfire configuration with two 69XX, but to specify. What is the best ram to get with that CPU? I was thinking (2X4) 8 or 16 gigs of 1600 Vengence. I currently have (2X4) 8Gigs of 1333 Corrsair ( http://www.frys.com/product/6350471?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN... )
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January 28, 2012 10:32:37 PM

buzznut said:
$250? I can see no reason why you should go over $50. Get 8 gigs of DDR3 1600 memory, 2 X 4GB. 1600 speed will be good for if you upgrade to an FX CPU. I like Mushkin because I prefer to buy American, but there are other decent brands too. Check your motherboard approved list before buying.

I'd look into the Thermaltake Frio or Xigmatek Aegir, as shown here:
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

Although I think the Aegir is a bit pricey.



Sorry I am on my notebook, I meant to say 250 for the cooling and Ram. I do like the link for the Cooling. Will my currently CPU recognize anything over 1333?
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January 28, 2012 10:34:33 PM

mycomputerhasaids said:
Sorry I am on my notebook, I meant to say 250 for the cooling and Ram. I do like the link for the Cooling. Will my currently CPU recognize anything over 1333?

On sale today: http://www.frys.com/product/6495222?site=sa:adpages%20p...
For the cooler try a corsair H100 or H80 if you can fit it.
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January 28, 2012 10:54:53 PM

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January 28, 2012 10:58:00 PM

Hi, if you can overclock your North-bridge to around 2600-2800 you will see a big improvement in your memory bandwidth to make use of 1600-1800 DDR3. Look for something with low latency (7's maybe) and low voltage, like around 1.5-1.6 volts.
Corsair has some low profile 1600 at New Egg for $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for cooling the Noctua NH-D14 is still a top performer but costs $90.

And Have fun
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January 29, 2012 11:49:28 AM

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