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May 30, 2012 2:57:10 PM

Hi,

I will upgrade from AMD to INTEL the difference in performance is overwhelming for the same cost...i5 3750 vs FX8150 both are about $200. I read the Pro & Con's for Sandy vs Ivy, I find it difficult to buy a 2nd Gen over a 3rd Gen for about the same cost. btw my AMD MoBo is dead.

Please help, I need memory, I did the research and I'm still confused, too many to choose from with too many variables. I'm not sure about this G.Skill DDR 2133 for this build, although the price is right. I would rather not have to change the timing in BIOS.


G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL...$59.99 [free shipping]
15% off w/ promo code EMCNEHF42, ends 5/30 [$9 discount]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Z77 MoBo Memory Standard...DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333


Approximate Purchase Date: Yesterday
Budget Range: $400 +/-
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Diablo3 & World of Warcraft.
Parts Not Required: See below list of Old parts.
Preferred Website for Parts: www.newegg.com
Country: Arizona USA
Parts Preferences: Open to Suggestions.
Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: Samsung 22"
Additional Comments: I need Memory 8Gbs should do.


Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K...$239.99 [free shipping]
$15 promotional gift card w/ purchase, ends 6/4
$20 MIR + $20 Combo w/MoBo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS...$149.99 [shipping $7.59]
$20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$75.00 Total Discounts for CPU/MoBo combo...not including Menory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Thank you in advance for the Help.

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My 3 year old Build:

CASE: Antec 900

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - [running 4 cores OC'd 3.3 ghz]

MoBo: DEAD GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail Support AM3 Socket Phenom II DDR3

Mem: OCZ OCZ3P13334GK 4gb kit (2gb x 2) 1333mhz 7-7-7-20 240-pin ddr3 dimm w/heat spreader

VC: EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" - OEM

DVDROM: Sony Optiarc Black 24X 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - OEM

NIC Card: D-Link DGE-530T 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI Gigabit Desktop Adapter 1 x RJ45

Router: D-Link DIR-655 802.11b/g/n Xtreme N Gigabit Wireless Broadband Router up to 300Mbps/ USB port x1/ Intelligent QoS Technology for Gaming

MONITOR: Samsung 22" w/TV tuner

OS: Windows 7 Premium 64bit

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May 30, 2012 3:10:47 PM

I would look at the QVL and see what was tested on that board for ram at the speed you want. The motherboard does say that it supports 1600 and 1333 speed natively and the other speeds are supported in overclock. So that's why you should look at the QVL (qualified vendors list) that they will have online on the motherboards page or in the owners manual that comed with the motherboard.
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May 30, 2012 4:50:37 PM

inzone said:
I would look at the QVL and see what was tested on that board for ram at the speed you want. The motherboard does say that it supports 1600 and 1333 speed natively and the other speeds are supported in overclock. So that's why you should look at the QVL (qualified vendors list) that they will have online on the motherboards page or in the owners manual that comed with the motherboard.

Hi,

I have the QVL list all 3 pages, I narrowed it down to 2x4gbs = 8Gbs...can you recommend a brand since they all are listed, is G.Skill a good brand? Since lower timing is faster, is 8-8-8-24 going to be all that much faster than 9-9-9-24-2n in a game?

QVL: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...

On the list:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thank you for the help.
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May 31, 2012 4:28:04 PM

Best answer selected by Jim937.
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May 31, 2012 4:48:32 PM

I think that the two better ram brands are Corsair and G-Skill and they seem to be the most popular as well and I have used both. For no particular reason I do prefer Corsair but that's my choice and that's not to say there is anything wrong with G-Skill.
The timings of 9-9-9-24 are very good and stable timings and I would say they are average timings that are very popular and work well with games. The 8-8-8-24 are somewhat better since lower is faster when it comes to the timings and if I were to choose between the two I would go with the 8-8-8-24 , so the one you have listed is a good choice.
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