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Checking this build - everything good?

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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $321.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-25 20:52 EST-0500)

Is everything okay? I'm using this for gaming, the max resolution I'm going to use is 1280x1024 and I can't go above that budget.
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  1. bump :/
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    Please check memory compatibility here:

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/970DE3U3S3/?cat=Memory

    You are picking memory made for current Intel builds spec'd at 1.5 volts.
    It is not listed on the above Asrock list. Might work, might not POST.

    Best to spend an extra $10-15 and get sticks you know will work.

    "...I can't go above that budget."
    If you have to then cut something else by that amount.

    Newf.

    .
  3. Newf said:
    Please check memory compatibility here:

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/970DE3U3S3/?cat=Memory

    You are picking memory made for current Intel builds spec'd at 1.5 volts.
    It is not listed on the above Asrock list. Might work, might not POST.

    Best to spend an extra $10-15 and get sticks you know will work.

    "...I can't go above that budget."
    If you have to then cut something else by that amount.

    Newf.

    .

    Just used google and it says that it'll be a benefit because it'll reduce the heat and the voltage, guess your argument is invalid uh? :bounce:
  4. Bump once more ._.
  5. Best answer selected by freshenext.
  6. freshenext said:
    Just used google and it says that it'll be a benefit because it'll reduce the heat and the voltage, guess your argument is invalid uh? :bounce:

    Yes, Google will like any engineer tell you that lower voltage at a given memory speed is more efficient.

    Google apparently does not tell you whether your chosen ram will work in the motherboard you are buying.

    Google is our friend.

    The manufacturer of your motherboard is too.

    They give specific part numbers on what works with what they make.

    My experience tells me that this manufacture's list is not the last word. Other sticks of ram will work.

    Picking out one that is designed for Intel boards is a crapshoot.

    Play with the internet. If you can find folks who use this memory with your chosen board then go for it.

    If not, then buy stuff that's made for your board.

    Newf.

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