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  1. da_vid

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    Hi all i'm new on the forum and 5 years away from pc so i need advice for my next build

    i want to know if these part are a good match (mostly memory) and if for the money i can have something better thanks (budget 500$ max) i live in canada (Quebec) where everything cost a lot :)

    motherboard :ASUS MAXIMUS V GENE Z77 205$
    proc :INTEL CORE I5 3570K 219$
    memory : CORSAIR VENGEANCE 1866MHZ DDR3 8GB KIT CL9 BLACK 59$

    i will do overclocking,gaming

    the proc will be watercooled by a swiftech apoge hd,2x240mm,MCP655
    already have hx850watt.2 ssd ocz vertex and 2 hd 7770

    thanks
     
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    Corsair is pretty much a safe bet with any board out there. Overclocking ability is questionable. Where are you doing your shopping? If they have an online store could you provide a link and perhaps we could find some other memory that may be better.

    Other than that, everything looks to be pretty good.
     
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    I prefer to go with Geil memory [with CAS7 if pricing is good].
     
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    I'm partial to Patriot memory myself. I have always gotten great RAM from them all of which overclocked with ease well past their rated specs.
     
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    the only patriot i see there is 1600mhz or faster but only 2x2 Gb i'm lost
     
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    4Gb is enough or i need 8 Gb
     
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    Yeah your choices there are very limited. From what I could see of all they had listed, that Vengeance kit is probably your best. However, keep in mind that the heat sink on it is very tall and you may run into issues if you're mounting an aftermarket CPU cooler.

    Can you use Amazon or newegg.ca?
     
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    yes i can use newegg.ca or ncix
     
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    What's your budget for the RAM itself?
     
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    100-120 $ max and it include shipping cost (or my wife gonna kill me ) :(
     
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    Ok, so I looked at all of your options and I found this kit: G.Skill RipJaws Z series, 2133MHz 4x4GB.
    For the price I think it's an excellent deal.

    Granted it's CAS11 @ 2133MHz, however, if you lower it to 1866MHz, I bet you could tighten the timings considerably. For $111 shipped, 16GB's of fast RAM, I think would be a great deal.

    NOTE: It says that this RAM is specifically designed for the x79 platform, I read some of the reviews and found that people with z77 boards could get it running @ it's rated speed with a little tweaking.
     
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