Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by MadDogTen, Apr 12, 2012.
ohhh, then just get the ram from newegg no big deal
Oh, ya, I guess that would work. It has free shipping so it would turn out to be about the same price ether way.
Edit: Actually, Newegg is out of stock too. lol
Fry's is also out of it.....and so is TigerDirect. I'm out of places to check that I know, Seems as if everyone likes that ram.
Your telling me. I think this is a sign that I shouldn't get this ram....lol
or the RAM is so good it's just OOS everywhere lmao
Ya, Really sucks. I am literally this close to buying everything, and that's out of stock everywhere.
Well, what kind of ram should I get since I can't get that one anymore? God knows next time it will be in stock.
Simple and cheap 1600 cl9 or lower will do
So basically what I picked before:
Would work just fine for me?
So this build then:
yea, but get someone else's opinion too, not just mine
I am, wanting to see what at least 1 more person says. I have you and Darkleoco saying what I have there is fine.
Anyone see anything wrong with this build? or is it fine?
Would come out to $387.86.
Edit- I'm am confused about 1 thing on the Microcenter site though, It says the Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Z68 costs $124.99, yet in the cart its $74.99.
yea it's the bundle deal, take 40 or 50$ off
Oh, ok. I didn't see anything saying that on the page, but who am I to question not having to pay extra money? lol
So anyone else see anything wrong? If not, then I may just get that build today.
Ok, So, Without waiting for the Confirmation Email, I drove all the way down to the store. It turned out that they were out of both the case and the ram (Why the site said it was in stock, I have no idea).
However, they did just get a shipment of i5-3570k's in, so I decided to go with it, as it was only a small price jump. For the motherboard, Because I was getting a Ivy Bridge, decided to change it to a Z77, and got the Asrock Z77 Pro3. The Ram I ended up getting with Kingston 8GB DDR3 - 1333 CL9. As for the case, I got the Antec25.
Now it is all installed and running Great. Though, My GTX 560 seems to be having some kind of problem (Screen Randomly has been going Pink and Distorted, where I still kinda see whats behind it, but cannot do anything). May have to send it in for a replacement.
If you can still change your order I would recommend 1600 memory instead. This isn't SB, IVB runs 1600 natively, like SB-E. You will lose performance between 1333 and 1600, even on SB.
Congrats on the purchase! As Aquinus said, maybe buy some faster RAM.
I just upgraded to z77 as well, and am rocking some 1866 ddr3. Shop around and look for a good deal on ddr3 1600 or better.
RAM is pretty cheap these days.
Assuming you already opened the RAM etc etc, just try to OC it to 1600 cl9 T1, if it works, awesome, if not, oh well
you might want to buy a cooler off newegg or something now. Look at reviews that specifically test coolers on the IB chips and get a good one.
I thought I posted this a while back when I did it, but I guess I didn't/forgot.
I did as you said and Increased it to 1600 (Basically only changing the 1 setting from 1333 to 1600, which as far as I could tell everything else was as you said). As it seems to have been running smoothly since then.
Here is a current CPU-Z Report: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2392399
Now for another reason why I'm posting, is that I have now saved up ~$200, and feel that its about time I get an SSD.
What I was looking at getting was this:
Which is exactly $139.99 for it to be shipped (No Tax + Free Shipping). I'm just curious if it will do what I need, which is basically make everything snappy (As in, Fast Windows/Program Loading).
When I get it, I would basically do I fresh windows install and follow the steps outlined here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
Thanks in advance for reading this, and helping me.
Edit- Was just looking around a bit more, and This: http://www.amazon.com/Plextor-PX-12...1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338691808&sr=8-1-fkmr0 could also work for me, and is a bit cheaper. Still looking around at reviews.
Speaking of memory, I have a G.Skill Ripjaws Z 2133 quad-channel kit on the way, and it was very well reviewed here! Newegg has a similar kit on sale right now for under $100...
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