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DDR 2400 and raid 0 ssd's?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by hi im adam, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. hi im adam

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    Lately i've been building $1k computers for graphics designers.

    I got asked to step it up a notch. Smaller, faster, stronger. $$$ is barely an issue.


    I'm trying to jam all this isn't a mini-ITX. I was running 32gb of DDR3 1600, but mini-itx motherboards are limited to 2x240. to make up for this I'm running 2 6.0gbs SSDs in raid 0.

    Would it be worth it to go to DDR3 2400?

    It's $30 more, so i will probably do it anyway. But what exactly is the benefit?
     
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    what cpu and chipset are you going with also want board
    dedicated graphics ?
    more specs please
    generally faster ram makes the system faster but there is other factors
    fast ram shows the most if you are working with memory intensive programs (such as Autocad,vegas,photoshop,visualworks) but for the most part you hit otherwalls before you hit a memory speed wall (gpu power,cpu power,DISK IO)
     
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    LGA1155 Z77 with a 3770k MSI Z77IA-E53 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s U...
    SSD SK hynix HFS256G32MNM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Inte...
    GT 640 with 2gb ram (For Friday night CS:GO) :laugh:
    CS6 mainly with some corel draw


    LGA2011 isn't out of the question.
     
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    with that Gpu/motherboard it won't matter
    intel only officially supports DDR3 1600 anyway(on Z77) LGA2012 supports up to 1866 in both cases higher speed ram SHOULD work but there no guarantee
    overclocking is gonna be pretty much out of the question on that board so you can lose the K version
    if you wan't performance lose the ITX board the VRM's aren't as strong(weaker power delivery = no overclocking,let along the issues with cooling it) and expand-ability is a issue
    now adays a lot of stuff is GPU accelerated(photoshop,video encoding,cad hell even your browser) anyway id go with a beefier GPU something in the Geforce 650 TI or even a 660 TI range [a GT640 with 2GB of vram is a Absurd idea] the core isn't fast enough to drive much of anything at beyond >720p waste of money the IGPU will handle CS:go just fine on medium settings Intel HD 4000 - CS:GO Gameplay - YouTube
    TBH i would totally wait for HASWELL(ETA 4 wqeeks) as you will have some more options if size/heat-output is a concern
     
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