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Sandy Bridge choices....

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by bpgt64, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. bpgt64


    Oct 5, 2008
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    ATL, GA
    Two decisions to make,

    2x4GB kit, allows upgrade - ability
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II Series 8GB (2 x ...

    or keep my 4x2GB Mushkin DDR3-2000(operating at 1866 -9-9-9-24)

    and I can keep only 1 card;

    HD 6950, unlocked to a 6970, Over clocks like a champ OC'd so far to 950/1450


    EVGA GTX 570 arrives Wednesday from Step up.

    Things to consider, future proofing with a 2x4GB set, and my wife wouldn't mind getting the Mushkin ram back. By all rights the 6970 is a beast, and I like it alot, However the GTX 570 is also a monster, and I play mostly games that have that annoying, Made for Nvidia crap aka WoW, Metro 2033, and some BC2.
  2. bruins004 New Member

    Sep 27, 2005
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    Currently 8GB of RAM is not really necessary and is already future proofed.
    I wouldnt waste any money on the RAM.
    If you do want new RAM I would go to 2 x 8GB sticks but that would be a waste as you wouldnt prob. make use of it.
    Also take a look at these sticks, people are doing very well OCing them:

    As for the video card I am a bit biased as I never have had any luck with ATI cards.
    Both are beasts though.

    I at least hoped I helped on the memory side.
    10 Year Member at TPU

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