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Memory and SSD advice for i7 950 build

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by pany, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. pany New Member

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    Hello every1. Im building a new rig and i still havent decided on the memory and ssd for it so i would appreciate your advice! Im looking to make this rig last 5 years as an every day use pc as well for moderate gaming! Here are my pc specs!

    Case: Thermaltake VD6000BNS Soprano VX Mirror Black (61.5 euro)
    http://www.thermaltake.com/product_..._00000288&id=C_00000289&name=Soprano+VX&ovid=

    PSU: THERMALTAKE W0116 TOUGHPOWER 750W CABLE MANAGEMENT ATI CROSSFIRE CERTIFIED (97 euro)
    http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/show.phtml?id=PER.700420

    Fan: THERMALTAKE A2452 CYCLO 80MM RED PATTERN FAN (11 euro)
    http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/show.phtml?id=PER.650626

    Processor: Intel Core i7-950 Processor(8M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 4.80 GT/s IntelR QPI) (310 euro)
    http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/show.phtml?id=PER.558291

    Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH X58 (199 euro)
    http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/show.phtml?id=PER.522863

    Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD6870 1GB PCI-E (249 euro)
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/10/22/ati-radeon-hd-6870-review/11 <--review

    Hard Disk 2: SEAGATE BARRACUDA LP ST31500541AS 1.5TB SATA2 32MB cache (108.9 euro)

    Screen: LG W2361V-PF 23" TFT 2ms Full HD 1920x1080 HDMI (189 euro)

    DVD Writer: SAMSUNG DVD-RW SH-S223L Black (26 euro)
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    So far i've spend around 1250 euro and my budget is 1600 euro but im looking for a ssd and some good ram! Now i've done some researching into ssd drives and triple channel memory kits but i would like your opinion on the right ssd and ram kit for a better performance.
    Here are some ssd drives that i was interested in and their benchmarks!

    http://www.ssdreview.com/ssd-review...5-inch-cjra0202,1,15,12,25,28/conclusion.html

    I found the following ssd at the following prices:

    KINGSTON SVP100S2B/64GR SSDNOW V+100 64GB UPGRADE KIT (169 euro)
    http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/show.phtml?id=PER.345801

    KINGSTON SVP100S2B/96GR SSDNOW V+100 96GB UPGRADE KIT (209 euro)
    http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/show.phtml?id=PER.345802

    KINGSTON SVP100S2B/128GR SSDNOW V+100 128GB UPGRADE KIT (287 euro)
    http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/show.phtml?id=PER.345803

    Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB Sata 3 2.5" (140 euro)
    http://www.pixmania.com.cy/cy/gr/08529582/art/crucial/realssd-c300-64gb-2.5-ssd.html

    Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB Sata 3 2.5" (280 euro)
    http://www.pixmania.com.cy/cy/gr/08996440/art/crucial/realssd-c300-128gb-2.5-ssd.html

    OCZ SSD Vertex 2e SATA II 2.5" - 60 GΒ (around 120 euro with delivery i guess)
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/OCZ-60GB-Vert...K_Computing_HardDrives_RL&hash=item4155c18e6b

    OCZ SSD Vertex 2 SATA II 3.5" - 90 GΒ (184 euro)
    http://www.pixmania.com.cy/cy/gr/07...-δισκος-ssd-vertex-2-sata-ii-3.5---90-gΒ.html

    OCZ SSD Vertex 2 SATA II 3.5" - 120 GΒ (206 euro)
    http://www.pixmania.com.cy/cy/gr/07...δισκος-ssd-vertex-2-sata-ii-3.5---120-gΒ.html

    OCZ SSD RevoDrive PCI-Express x4 - 50 GΒ (204 euro)
    http://www.pixmania.com.cy/cy/gr/07...ος--ssd-revodrive-pci-express-x4---50-gΒ.html

    OCZ SSD RevoDrive PCI-Express x4 - 80 GΒ (259 euro)
    http://www.pixmania.com.cy/cy/gr/07...κος-ssd-revodrive-pci-express-x4---80-gΒ.html

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    And here are some ram memories i've been looking at: (i personally prefer 3x4GB kits)

    Corsair XMS 12GB 3x 4GB CMX12GX3M3A1333C9 CAS 9 Tri Channel 1333MHz DDR3 (170 euro)
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Corsair-12GB-...erComponents_MemoryRAM_JN&hash=item5196f27a01

    Corsair Vengeance Performance 3 x 4 GΒ DDR3-1600 - PC3-12800 - CL9 (CMZ12GX3M3A1600C9) (178 euro )
    http://www.pixmania.com.cy/cy/gr/08...00---pc3-12800---cl9-(cmz12gx3m3a1600c9).html

    PATRIOT VIPER II SECTOR 7 12GB 3x 4GB DDR3 CL7 Tri Channel 1600MHz PV7312G1600LLK (215 euro)
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PATRIOT-12GB-...erComponents_MemoryRAM_JN&hash=item1e5f61f50c

    KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K3/6GX DDR3 6GB (3X2GB) PC12800 1600MHZ HYPERX GENESIS TRIPLE CHANNEL KIT (92 euro)
    http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/show.phtml?id=PER.552601

    KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3T1K3/6GX DDR3 6GB (3X2GB) PC12800 1600MHZ HYPERX GENESIS TRIPLE CHANNEL KIT (112 euro)
    http://www.e-shop.gr/show_per.phtml?id=PER.552628

    KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K3/12GX DDR3 12GB (3X4GB) PC12800 1600MHZ HYPERX GENESIS TRIPLE CHANNEL KIT (180 euro)
    http://www.e-shop.gr/show_per.phtml?id=PER.552664

    KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K6/12GX DDR3 12GB (6X2GB) PC12800 1600MHZ HYPERX GENESIS KIT (205 euro)
    http://www.e-shop.gr/show_per.phtml?id=PER.552663

    Just to remind you all that the prices from ebay are in english pounds. Since im from Cyprus my 2 cheapest suppliers are e-shop and pixmania but im willing to order from ebay as well if its a good deal! Please write your comments on my build and the best possible combo for ssd and ram memory to get for around 350 euro in total! Keep in mind that i want your advice on the memory size bandwidth and latency! Im not planning to OC now but maybe in the future! And for the ssd i just want fast access time for my OS. I have my 1.5TB Seagate for Data and another 5TB including both internal and external drives!
     
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    pany - My only experience with ssd's are SuperTalent 32GB and OCZ Vertex 2 60GB, both of which do a superb job for bench work. I have also used Silverstone's HDDBoost with a SuperTalent 32GB which does wonders to speed things up. http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/29176-silverstone-hddboost-review.html

    As for memory I would go with a 1600 set with the best timings available and something you could easily replace if the need arose. I have no idea what parts availability is like in your area.

    Looks like your build will take care of you for some time to come...best of luck! :)
     
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  3. pany New Member

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    ok so that i get some ppl to post i've narrowed it down to 3 choices of ssds and 3 choices of ram to help you out!

    1) Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB Sata 3 2.5" (140 euro)
    http://www.pixmania.com.cy/cy/gr/085...b-2.5-ssd.html

    2) OCZ SSD Vertex 2 SATA II 3.5" - 90 GΒ (184 euro)
    http://www.pixmania.com.cy/cy/gr/075...0-gΒ.html

    3) OCZ SSD RevoDrive PCI-Express x4 - 50 GΒ (204 euro)
    http://www.pixmania.com.cy/cy/gr/075...0-gΒ.html

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    1) PATRIOT VIPER II SECTOR 7 12GB 3x 4GB DDR3 CL7 Tri Channel 1600MHz PV7312G1600LLK (215 euro)
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PATRIOT-12GB-V...item1e5f61f50c

    2) KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K3/12GX DDR3 12GB (3X4GB) PC12800 1600MHZ HYPERX GENESIS TRIPLE CHANNEL KIT (180 euro)
    http://www.e-shop.gr/show_per.phtml?id=PER.552664

    3) Corsair Vengeance Performance 3 x 4 GΒ DDR3-1600 - PC3-12800 - CL9 (CMZ12GX3M3A1600C9) (178 euro )
    http://www.pixmania.com.cy/cy/gr/089...1600c9).html


    I really like the crucial c 300 for its sata 3 but i read that my mobo's marvel sata 3 controller doesnt support trim! Anyway i hope they'll make an update to fix the problem in the near future! So now what are ur personal choices on the above ssds and 12GB ram kits for my 350 euro budget? Dont forget to check the ssd comparison review i put in the first post!
     
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    hey rickss thanks for the advice. You should check this out for ssd benchmarks!
    http://www.ssdreview.com/ssd-review...5-inch-cjra0202,1,15,12,25,28/conclusion.html
    Also the new ocz revodrive x2 100GB owns (740MB/s Read 690MB/s Write)
    http://www.pixmania.com.cy/cy/gr/09216094/art/ocz/revodrive-x2-ssd---100-gΒ---pci-express-x4.html
    but its price is way too high!

    Anw im building this rig for gaming as well so i might add another 6870 in the future and do some crossfire and will try to get a hyper 212+ cooler and try some OC probably in the summer when i will have the money! I know nothing about memory OC though so which ram kit would be better for future OC?
     

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