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Will this Main B., Proc., Ram, video card work well togather?

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September 7, 2012 10:27:20 PM

Hello every one, will this set up work. I'm not to sure if this style of ram will work with the processor.

Main Board - ASUS P9X79 DELUXE LGA 2011

Video card - GeForce GTX 680

Processor - Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition

Ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Quad channel kit

Any constructive criticism will be great full.

Here is the whole set up I'm looking at getting from newegg,

Wish List:

1 COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119225
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$13.50 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$199.99
$186.49
1 ASUS P9X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #: N82E16813131799
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy -$10.00 Instant $379.99
$369.99
1 EVGA 04G-P4-3687-KR GeForce GTX 680 FTW+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130794
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy -$20.00 Instant $629.99
$609.99
1 FSP Group AURUM PRO 850W (AU-850PRO) ATX12V2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Single 12V Rail Modular Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3 i5 i7
Item #: N82E16817104143
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$20.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$199.99
$179.99
1 Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73960X
Item #: N82E16819116491
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy $1,029.99
1 G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-19200CL11Q-16GBZHD
Item #: N82E16820231505
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy $209.99
1 Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148506
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$60.00 Instant $259.99
$199.99
1 Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-One Liquid Cooling System
Item #: N82E16835106190
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$139.99

September 7, 2012 10:31:12 PM

What are you going to be doing that makes you want to have 2400 MHZ RAM?
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September 7, 2012 10:32:50 PM

It will all work great together but really unless if you have money burning holes in your pockets get the I7 3930K since there is not enough performance difference vs the price difference. Add a 256GB SSD for OS and programs.
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September 7, 2012 10:43:42 PM

^ +1 for rolli59. you REALLY don't need the 3960x. the 3930k is almost the exact same for about half the price. put that money towards a good SSD. you can save yourself 250$ by getting a 256GB SSD or you can put all of that money you saved from the CPU to a 512GB SSD. you will see MUCH better results with a SSD instead of a CPU that scores about 500 points more in benchmarks.
( http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html ) the 3960x is just a 3930k and .1GHz faster. you can overclock the 3930k 100MHz and have the same CPU while saving 500$. the only difference is, you don't get the cool looking black Intel badge which you can get off of Ebay for like 1$.

one other suggestion is, go get a western digital 2tb black HDD instead of seagate. they are slightly better.

Edit: if you wanted the awesome badge, i found one on ebay just for the shizz and gigs. some people take the badges seriously, so just incase you are one of those people (i am one myself :p  ) here you go. http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_nkw=i7+extreme+badge&_sa...
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September 7, 2012 11:36:34 PM

Raiddinn said:
What are you going to be doing that makes you want to have 2400 MHZ RAM?


well, I was always told, "go big or go home". So, this way I wont have to upgrade for some time.
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September 8, 2012 12:09:32 AM

Thank you all for all your info. I'll use it to set up a more efficient computer
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September 8, 2012 12:12:27 AM

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September 8, 2012 12:49:16 AM

The difference in 2400 MHZ RAM and 1600 MHZ RAM is less than 1% for most programs you will ever use and the 2400 is generally harder to get the computer to recognize and configured to use.

Some might even call that a downgrade.
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September 8, 2012 1:13:55 AM

Raiddinn said:
The difference in 2400 MHZ RAM and 1600 MHZ RAM is less than 1% for most programs you will ever use and the 2400 is generally harder to get the computer to recognize and configured to use.

Some might even call that a downgrade.



So, your saying if I was trying to save a buck or two, I'd be better off going with the standard 1600 MHz.
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September 8, 2012 4:48:27 AM

What I meant to say is that unless I had a really good reason to go over 1600, I wouldn't.
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September 8, 2012 9:53:34 AM

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