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February 11, 2013 1:16:09 PM

Hello,

New to the formums here, but I have a pretty basic question I probably already know the answer to but, I wanted to get some outside opinion. What would be the best memory solution for this build? Gaming system, for Max Payne 3 quality games, want 32 GB of ram for this build. What ram would you guys suggest dont really care about price just want to know the best solution for this build taking clock speed and timing into account.

Thank you in advance system is as follows.

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OE

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G - OEM

Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-One Liquid Cooling System

GIGABYTE G1.ASSASSIN2 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM

GIGABYTE GV-N66TOC-3GD GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Thermaltake Tough power XT TPX-1275M 1275W ATX 12V 2.3 & SSI EPS 12V 2.92 SLI
Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM ...

Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K

Thermaltake Level 10 GT (VN10001W2N) Black SECC / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Four Fans-1x 200mm Color shift
February 11, 2013 2:41:50 PM

thats a horrible idea for a gaming pc, you could get a z77 board for $200 less, and throw in a 3570k which is $250 less. and with these part you will get 97% of the same performance in games.

then put that money towards better video cards. or just one if you really want virtu MVP, as i do.

but as for ram that board supports up to ddr3 2400. check its compatibility list for some that are guaranteed to work.
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February 11, 2013 2:45:56 PM

So main use is for gaming correct? What kind of monitor do you have.
2011 is really a total waste of money. Put that money towards a nice 2560x1600 monitor
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February 11, 2013 2:49:11 PM

Okay, just to answer your question, any quality brand, quad channel 4x2 or 4x4GB kit of DDR3-1600 will be fine.

But I do agree with the above. You are blowing way too much on the wrong parts in the above system. You've got a $900 motherboard+CPU combo and a $275 video card. If you have the budget to go all out, then throw in a GTX680 or even Two GTX670s.

If this build represents the limit of your budget, then for sure, drop to an i5-3570k and then spend the rest on video card(s).

Essentially the limit in here is going to be the 660 Ti, as-is. So you could be using a $200 processor or a $700 one and the results are going to be about the same. I would suspect you need to be running 2 oe 3 high end cards in SLI before the 3930K and X79 chipset makes a lot of sense.
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February 11, 2013 3:00:19 PM

In reality I am going to take these 2 660's and put them in the wifes computer and get 2 690s shortly.
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February 11, 2013 3:25:22 PM

Both of these computers will be hooked to thier own set of 54 inch sonys for the question about the monitors
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February 11, 2013 3:28:04 PM

and i noticed i did not specify that I am putting 2 660tis in this system atm
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February 11, 2013 3:28:24 PM

dustankorte13 said:
In reality I am going to take these 2 660's and put them in the wifes computer and get 2 690s shortly.


Good plan!

For that kind of build, go with something like this for the RAM (DDR3-2133, CAS 9): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DDR3-1600 is "fine" but you are going all out, so I'd hate to see you skimp on the RAM.


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February 11, 2013 3:31:18 PM

Dont really want 1600 but also looking for a 32 gig set if possible
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February 11, 2013 3:32:25 PM

I didnt see a 32 of the Ripjaw Z on the egg
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February 11, 2013 3:46:19 PM

twelve25 said:
Good plan!

For that kind of build, go with something like this for the RAM (DDR3-2133, CAS 9): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DDR3-1600 is "fine" but you are going all out, so I'd hate to see you skimp on the RAM.


I agree, that is what I was going to get initially but I can not find 32GB of it in a set on newegg? any ideas
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February 11, 2013 3:51:57 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You'll never use more than 16GB, though, so don't go too crazy.
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February 11, 2013 4:03:09 PM

Probably true but better to build a system with over kill than undercutting
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February 11, 2013 4:06:53 PM

Best answer selected by dustankorte13.
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