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Old 27-04-2012, 02:13 PM   #76
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just buy the 4x4 kit...1xx
and u can just go google the motherboard model and see how many slot it has...
this is what the asus website say
"4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. "
so is able to buy what $face mention for the ram and jus buy 4 of them?
Ram: g skill nt ddr3-1333 cl9 4gb[black pcb] x4?
2 is 54 so
4 is 108?
Processor
intel i5-4460 3.2GHZ
Mainboard
Asrock b85 pro4
Graphics Card
powercolor r9 280 3gb turboduo
Memory
g.skill ripjaws 8gb(4gb x 2) 1600MHZ
Display
acer h226hql
Storage
WD 1tb Blue sata 64MB cache 7200rpm
Optical Storage
16X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
Casing
NZXT Phantom 410 - GunMetal
PSU
FSP Aurum series Gold 600W
Audio
Enzol150 SLU LCD soundbar(sonicear)
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Old 27-04-2012, 02:18 PM   #77
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this is what the asus website say
"4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. "
so is able to buy what $face mention for the ram and jus buy 4 of them?
Ram: g skill nt ddr3-1333 cl9 4gb[black pcb] x4?
2 is 54 so
4 is 108?
Pretty much yes. Regarding overclocking, buy the system first and find out how to overclock after.
Processor
i7-2600K
Mainboard
Asus P8P67
Graphics Card
MSI NGTX580 Lightning 1.5GB
Memory
G.Skill Ripjaws-X PC12800 1600mhz 8GB CL9
Display
Samsung S23A950D
Storage
Crucial C300 128GB| Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Casing
Antec 1100
PSU
Seasonic Platinum 860
Audio
Asus Xonar Essence STX
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Old 27-04-2012, 02:30 PM   #78
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Pretty much yes. Regarding overclocking, buy the system first and find out how to overclock after.
so my friend can jus buy 4gb x4 and still can slot all 4 into motherboard with no worry?
Processor
intel i5-4460 3.2GHZ
Mainboard
Asrock b85 pro4
Graphics Card
powercolor r9 280 3gb turboduo
Memory
g.skill ripjaws 8gb(4gb x 2) 1600MHZ
Display
acer h226hql
Storage
WD 1tb Blue sata 64MB cache 7200rpm
Optical Storage
16X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
Casing
NZXT Phantom 410 - GunMetal
PSU
FSP Aurum series Gold 600W
Audio
Enzol150 SLU LCD soundbar(sonicear)
OS
Window 8 PRO (64-bit)

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Old 27-04-2012, 02:47 PM   #79
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OT a while. I guess my going-to-coming soon setup is going to break the 3K budget.



Hmm guess before I myself going for overhaul, I will seek $face for some advice.
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Counting down 12 month to my new efficient and quiet setup.
Processor
Coming soon (2015)
Mainboard
Coming soon (2015)
Graphics Card
Coming soon (2015)
Memory
Coming soon (2015)
Display
Dell U2312HM Ultrasharp
Storage
Samsung 850 Pro (targeted for 2015)
Optical Storage
LG 22X DVDRW
Casing
Silverstone FT05 (targeted for 2015)
PSU
Seasonic M12II 850W
Audio
Creative Gigaworks T3, Xonar DX PCIe 7.1
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Old 27-04-2012, 03:05 PM   #80
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so my friend can jus buy 4gb x4 and still can slot all 4 into motherboard with no worry?
Yes the motherboard has 4 slots. I don't know if that set of G.Skill RAMs comes in a single stick or as a pair though. If it's a paired kit you must slot each pair into the same colour slot. RAM slots are colour coded. Eg. 4 slots 2 will be blue the other 2 white.
Processor
i7-2600K
Mainboard
Asus P8P67
Graphics Card
MSI NGTX580 Lightning 1.5GB
Memory
G.Skill Ripjaws-X PC12800 1600mhz 8GB CL9
Display
Samsung S23A950D
Storage
Crucial C300 128GB| Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Casing
Antec 1100
PSU
Seasonic Platinum 860
Audio
Asus Xonar Essence STX
OS
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Old 27-04-2012, 03:09 PM   #81
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Yes the motherboard has 4 slots. I don't know if that set of G.Skill RAMs comes in a single stick or as a pair though. If it's a paired kit you must slot each pair into the same colour slot. RAM slots are colour coded. Eg. 4 slots 2 will be blue the other 2 white.
lol so complicated.. okay. if is the way you say then during that time will ask the store to recommand
Processor
intel i5-4460 3.2GHZ
Mainboard
Asrock b85 pro4
Graphics Card
powercolor r9 280 3gb turboduo
Memory
g.skill ripjaws 8gb(4gb x 2) 1600MHZ
Display
acer h226hql
Storage
WD 1tb Blue sata 64MB cache 7200rpm
Optical Storage
16X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
Casing
NZXT Phantom 410 - GunMetal
PSU
FSP Aurum series Gold 600W
Audio
Enzol150 SLU LCD soundbar(sonicear)
OS
Window 8 PRO (64-bit)

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Old 27-04-2012, 04:52 PM   #82
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lol so complicated.. okay. if is the way you say then during that time will ask the store to recommand
you are totally new to HW? If that the case it could be abit hard to you, as it took me >6 years to really understand what is a PC HW and the component that will suit my need specifically...
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Counting down 12 month to my new efficient and quiet setup.
Processor
Coming soon (2015)
Mainboard
Coming soon (2015)
Graphics Card
Coming soon (2015)
Memory
Coming soon (2015)
Display
Dell U2312HM Ultrasharp
Storage
Samsung 850 Pro (targeted for 2015)
Optical Storage
LG 22X DVDRW
Casing
Silverstone FT05 (targeted for 2015)
PSU
Seasonic M12II 850W
Audio
Creative Gigaworks T3, Xonar DX PCIe 7.1
OS
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Old 27-04-2012, 08:37 PM   #83
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you are totally new to HW? If that the case it could be abit hard to you, as it took me >6 years to really understand what is a PC HW and the component that will suit my need specifically...
not really totally new to HW. but totally new on what to buy for a customize desktop
Processor
intel i5-4460 3.2GHZ
Mainboard
Asrock b85 pro4
Graphics Card
powercolor r9 280 3gb turboduo
Memory
g.skill ripjaws 8gb(4gb x 2) 1600MHZ
Display
acer h226hql
Storage
WD 1tb Blue sata 64MB cache 7200rpm
Optical Storage
16X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
Casing
NZXT Phantom 410 - GunMetal
PSU
FSP Aurum series Gold 600W
Audio
Enzol150 SLU LCD soundbar(sonicear)
OS
Window 8 PRO (64-bit)

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Old 27-04-2012, 09:54 PM   #84
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guys so any comment about this?
change abit form what $face mention and remove the ones that having promotion cos i not sure when my friend getting it.
pls help me on this.

CPU+MB: Intel Core i5-3570K + ASUS P8Z77-V @ $570+
CS1: Antec Kuhler H2O 920 @ $119
Or CS2: CORSAIR H80 @ $169
RAM: G.Skill NT DDR3-1333 CL9 4GB [Black PCB] X4 @ $108
SSD: Intel SSD 520 120GB [SATA III] @ $275
HDD: HDD: Western Digtital 1tb blue 32mb [SATA III] -$30
ODD: HP 24X CD/DVD Writer [Retail] @ $28
CASE: NZXT Phantom 410 [Black] @ $159
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit [OEM] @ $120
GPU: MSI GTX 680 2GB TWINFROZR III @ $829
PSU: FSP 750W [80PLUS GOLD] @ $179

Total(CS1): $2525
Total(CS2): $2675

or even getting i7-3770k add $150+
cos my friend cant deicide on i5 or i7 after show the link of comparing on i5 and i7
Processor
intel i5-4460 3.2GHZ
Mainboard
Asrock b85 pro4
Graphics Card
powercolor r9 280 3gb turboduo
Memory
g.skill ripjaws 8gb(4gb x 2) 1600MHZ
Display
acer h226hql
Storage
WD 1tb Blue sata 64MB cache 7200rpm
Optical Storage
16X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
Casing
NZXT Phantom 410 - GunMetal
PSU
FSP Aurum series Gold 600W
Audio
Enzol150 SLU LCD soundbar(sonicear)
OS
Window 8 PRO (64-bit)

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Old 27-04-2012, 09:56 PM   #85
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OT a while. I guess my going-to-coming soon setup is going to break the 3K budget.



Hmm guess before I myself going for overhaul, I will seek $face for some advice.
Have to do it quick, i'm enlisting soon.
Processor
A Pair of Dice
Mainboard
Monopoly Gameboard
Graphics Card
Properties and Utilities Space
Memory
Players
Display
Hotels and Houses
Storage
Title Deeds
Optical Storage
Chance and Community Chest Cards
Casing
Monopoly Box
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Monopoly Money
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Old 27-04-2012, 10:00 PM   #86
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Basically H80 performs the same as H2O 920. And 650W is still more than enough.
Processor
A Pair of Dice
Mainboard
Monopoly Gameboard
Graphics Card
Properties and Utilities Space
Memory
Players
Display
Hotels and Houses
Storage
Title Deeds
Optical Storage
Chance and Community Chest Cards
Casing
Monopoly Box
PSU
Monopoly Money
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Game Tokens
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Old 27-04-2012, 10:00 PM   #87
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guys so any comment about this?
change abit form what $face mention and remove the ones that having promotion cos i not sure when my friend getting it.
pls help me on this.

CPU+MB: Intel Core i5-3570K + ASUS P8Z77-V @ $570+
CS1: Antec Kuhler H2O 920 @ $119
Or CS2: CORSAIR H80 @ $169
RAM: G.Skill NT DDR3-1333 CL9 4GB [Black PCB] X4 @ $108
SSD: Intel SSD 520 120GB [SATA III] @ $275
HDD: HDD: Western Digtital 1tb blue 32mb [SATA III] -$30
ODD: HP 24X CD/DVD Writer [Retail] @ $28
CASE: NZXT Phantom 410 [Black] @ $159
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit [OEM] @ $120
GPU: MSI GTX 680 2GB TWINFROZR III @ $829
PSU: FSP 750W [80PLUS GOLD] @ $179

Total(CS1): $2525
Total(CS2): $2675

or even getting i7-3770k add $150+
cos my friend cant deicide on i5 or i7 after show the link of comparing on i5 and i7
$face any comment on this build? would like to have some comment to improve on it. at the same time learning. LOL
Processor
intel i5-4460 3.2GHZ
Mainboard
Asrock b85 pro4
Graphics Card
powercolor r9 280 3gb turboduo
Memory
g.skill ripjaws 8gb(4gb x 2) 1600MHZ
Display
acer h226hql
Storage
WD 1tb Blue sata 64MB cache 7200rpm
Optical Storage
16X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
Casing
NZXT Phantom 410 - GunMetal
PSU
FSP Aurum series Gold 600W
Audio
Enzol150 SLU LCD soundbar(sonicear)
OS
Window 8 PRO (64-bit)

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Old 27-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #88
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Basically H80 performs the same as H2O 920. And 650W is still more than enough.
then as for the ram? can i do it like this also?
RAM: G.Skill NT DDR3-1333 CL9 4GB [Black PCB] X4 @ $108


so there no need to change to 700w?
Processor
intel i5-4460 3.2GHZ
Mainboard
Asrock b85 pro4
Graphics Card
powercolor r9 280 3gb turboduo
Memory
g.skill ripjaws 8gb(4gb x 2) 1600MHZ
Display
acer h226hql
Storage
WD 1tb Blue sata 64MB cache 7200rpm
Optical Storage
16X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
Casing
NZXT Phantom 410 - GunMetal
PSU
FSP Aurum series Gold 600W
Audio
Enzol150 SLU LCD soundbar(sonicear)
OS
Window 8 PRO (64-bit)

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Old 27-04-2012, 10:14 PM   #89
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My opinion, no point buy so much ram. 8gb more than enough.
Processor
Intel Core i5 3450 - Corsair H80
Mainboard
Asrock H77M
Graphics Card
EVGA GTX670 2GB
Memory
2 x 4GB Kingston DDR3-1333MHz
Display
Dell U2311H
Storage
Intel 330 120GB SSD, WD Blue 500GB, WD Green 1TB
Casing
Silverstone SG09
PSU
FSP Aurum 550W Gold Modular
OS
Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium

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Old 27-04-2012, 10:17 PM   #90
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Imo no point use so much ram. 8gb more than enough.
cos i did it told him 8gb and 16gb jus a option so dunno whether the mother board can actually put 4 of this ram
RAM: G.Skill NT DDR3-1333 CL9 4GB [Black PCB] X4 @ $108

LOL

as for the rest should not be a problem right?
using 650W or 700W also can right? make no diff for this two?
Processor
intel i5-4460 3.2GHZ
Mainboard
Asrock b85 pro4
Graphics Card
powercolor r9 280 3gb turboduo
Memory
g.skill ripjaws 8gb(4gb x 2) 1600MHZ
Display
acer h226hql
Storage
WD 1tb Blue sata 64MB cache 7200rpm
Optical Storage
16X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
Casing
NZXT Phantom 410 - GunMetal
PSU
FSP Aurum series Gold 600W
Audio
Enzol150 SLU LCD soundbar(sonicear)
OS
Window 8 PRO (64-bit)

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