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Daily Deal, is this the bargain I think it is.

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December 24, 2012 8:24:26 AM

Is this daily deal the bargain that I think it is? - I can get:

Kingston HyperX Blu 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C10 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit
(KHX1600C10D3B1K2/16G) [KHX1600C10D3B1K2/16G]
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...

For £40 including delivery, which seems like a steal, as most 2x8GB kits seem to be £60+.

My only concern is, I don't have a compatible system yet. I am looking for a bargain second hand i5 Sandybridge, such as a 2320 or a 2500k, I will then get a motherboard that fits the bits well. These will then compliment what I already have:

550W XFX PSU
MSI GTX 560 ti
Samsung 830 128GB SSD

I will probably buy the RAM today if it's the good deal I think it is, but:
- Will I have compatibility issues with the processor I intend to buy?
- Will I have an issues finding a motherboard that joins the bits together well?

Thanks.

Edit: I currently have 'Crucial 4GB DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2GB) & Core 2 Quad Q6600'
http://www.ebuyer.com/142403-crucial-4gb-ddr2-800mhz-me...

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a b } Memory
December 24, 2012 8:34:28 AM

They are cheaper because they are CAS10. You'll probably find the more expensive ones are CAS9. still might be a good deal though, but couldn't tell you as I'm in the US
December 24, 2012 9:03:27 AM

To be honest, most seem to be CAS10, are they at least compatible with the i5 Sandybridges I'm looking at?
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December 24, 2012 10:07:54 AM

I bought them, I think even if I don't use them that I can sell them for at least my money back on ebay.
a b } Memory
December 24, 2012 10:11:36 AM

joeflint82 said:
I bought them, I think even if I don't use them that I can sell them for at least my money back on ebay.

Well the good part, as far as I'm concerned, is that the set is rated at stock voltage (1.5v) :)  This can sometimes be an issue with some boards, if the voltage requirement is 1.6 or 1.65v to run at a given speed. I would think this set should be able to fit into just about any z77/z68 Mobo without issues.
December 24, 2012 10:46:08 AM

lunyone said:
Well the good part, as far as I'm concerned, is that the set is rated at stock voltage (1.5v) :)  This can sometimes be an issue with some boards, if the voltage requirement is 1.6 or 1.65v to run at a given speed. I would think this set should be able to fit into just about any z77/z68 Mobo without issues.

Thanks for the response, I think I read somewhere that Sandy Bridge & Ivy Bridge require 1.5V (+/- 0.075V), but there seems to be so many things to consider that my brain starts to fry and I come on here to ask more 'in-tune with the techno-babble' people than myself. I also believe that I will have to run this at 1333Mhz, because that is what the Sandy Bridge runs at, or does it do that automatically?
a b } Memory
December 24, 2012 10:54:46 AM

joeflint82 said:
Thanks for the response, I think I read somewhere that Sandy Bridge & Ivy Bridge require 1.5V (+/- 0.075V), but there seems to be so many things to consider that my brain starts to fry and I come on here to ask more 'in-tune with the techno-babble' people than myself. I also believe that I will have to run this at 1333Mhz, because that is what the Sandy Bridge runs at, or does it do that automatically?

The 1.5v I'm referring to is the RAM voltage. The CPU has it's own voltage too (separate entity). The benefit of an Ivy Bridge CPU is that it supports USB 3.0 natively :)  Here's a link about some of the differences, enjoy :) 
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