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Old 01-11-11, 06:49 AM   #1
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Default Which ram to go for? i7 2600k build

Hey guys, i've been out of the loop on dd3 ram, i am on a ddr2 rig with c2d..and want to upgrade my system to the new i7...

i got my motherboard sorted out...probably be asus pro or asus maximius (which eva i can get hold of), cpu 2600k, but with the ram i am not sure what to go for...

i want to get 8gb, 4x2 sticks...

these are some of the options i have

CORSAIR 8GB (2x 4GB) CMT8GX3M2A2000C9 DOMINATORŪGT 2000mhz - Ultra-low 9-10-9-27 latency; $270AUD

Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 DDR3 1600MHz 8-8-8-24 - $192AUD

For the increase cost, just a bit higher timings, faster speed, airflow fan (i am not sure if this will actually fit on the 1155 boards...they all seem so tight between the ram/cpu..

CPU Cooler - Zalman CNPS9900 MAX

Case - Cooler Master HAF-X RC-942

1200W "Corsair" AX-1200 ATX Power Supply - $370AUD

I am going to stick with my 5870, i think with the cpu upgrade its going to give it a bit of a boost.
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