Is this good ram?

im getting these for free with this motherboard is the ram good?

my full build will be:
msi gtx 660 ti oc pe
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

is this a good computer.
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  1. It's a good gaming computer although the psu is overkill unless you want to sli / overclock the hell out of the box later on
  2. psu is over kill it was more of my saftey net you know sometimes i love hardcore ocing.
  3. The RAM should be fine.

    Do NOT waste money on a crappy Coolermaster 1000w power supply with a GTX 660 Ti. A system with a single GTX 660 Ti needs a 450w power supply. 2 cards in Sli need 620 watts. 3 cards in Sli 800 watts only need a 1000w power supply if you plan on running 4 x GTX 660 Ti cards in 4 way Sli!

    Also Coolermaster and Thermaltake power supplies should be avoided. There are much better options for the same price or less. Stick with Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ or Antec.

    Newegg seems to be having issues right now but here are some great reasonable choices if the link works.
  4. ^ The above recommendations factor in any "hardcore overclocking" you might do.
  5. but its still fine to ahve one i always get crap because of my psu i choose it becasue i wanted it. its not going to slow anything down is it?
  6. No but it's low quality and grossly overpowered. It's your money to waste. If you really just want to have a 1000w power supply for some unknown reason you could at least get a good one.


    Quote: " There are a lot of advantages about the Silent Pro M 1000W: good accessories, original exterior design, handy modular cables, low output voltage ripple, high efficiency, quiet operation (except at near-maximum loads) and an affordable price. However, these numerous advantages are negated by one and very serious downside. It cannot deliver stable voltages. "

    And without stable voltages you don't have a stable computer. As I said above Coolermaster and Thermaltake power supplies should be avoided.
  7. i have tested teh voltages because i did hear of this and i have not notice any issues. at all.
  8. I very seriously doubt you have professional grade power supply testing equipment laying around your house. :sarcastic:

    It has to be tesed at various loads as well as with an oscilloscope to check ripple and noise.

    XbitLabs is one of the better tech sites on the internet not some guy with a Radio Shack multimeter in their garage. I trust their methodology and results. You do what you want.
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