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November 2, 2012 8:21:12 AM

Is this PC build ok??//?
Mboard: ASUS P8Z77-M

Processor: Intel i5-2550k Processor

GPU: Gigabyte HD 7970

PSU: 700W above

Boot drive: 64gb crucial M4 SSD
Storage: Normal HDD

RAM: 4x4gb Corsair RAM Kit



I've got 2 questions

1) Am I able to use 4x4gb 1600/18xx/21xx mhz RAM?? Cause when i check board specs they support up to 2400mhz while the processor only support 1066/1333mhz ram??

2) If I am able to use the RAM which is higher than 1333mhz, will I get the full speed?? or will it limit it down to 1333mhz??

thanks!

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November 2, 2012 8:30:46 AM

It's a great build, just make sure to get a very good quality PSU, do not cheap out on that. Also, if you're stuck for money, you could cut the RAM down to 8GB instead of 16GB unless you specifically need that amount.

RE your questions, there's no problem there, you'll get your specified RAM speed as long as the Mobo supports it and the RAM is DDR3.
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November 2, 2012 8:34:56 AM

rene13cross said:
It's a great build, just make sure to get a very good quality PSU, do not cheap out on that. Also, if you're stuck for money, you could cut the RAM down to 8GB instead of 16GB unless you specifically need that amount.

RE your questions, there's no problem there, you'll get your specified RAM speed as long as the Mobo supports it and the RAM is DDR3.


Thanks for the reply, which brand of PSU do you suggest? cause I haven't decided yet.

So what does the RAM limit in processor mean??
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November 2, 2012 8:49:12 AM

Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, and PC Power & Cooling are all good units.
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November 2, 2012 9:04:44 AM

wong93 said:

So what does the RAM limit in processor mean??


To be completely honest, I don't know. What I do know is that I have a i5-2500k and I have used 1600MHz memory with it (and I got that speed) and everything worked fine. I would assume that the chipset on the mobo determines the actual usable speed of your memory.
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