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which of this ram do you recommend?

Postposted on Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:13 pm

i am getting some ram and the choices i have been looking at is

OCZ Titanium 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail -$307

OCZ Gold Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 500 (PC 4000) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail -$317

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 500 (PC 4000) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - OEM -$307

G.SKILL Extreme Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 500 (PC 4000) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail -$250

CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail -$294

all good ram and all around the average of $300
i will be doing a good ammount of overclcoking but not completely all out crazy, everything at absolute max kind of stuff(might eventually get to that)


anyways this is the system that itst gonna be for:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 1GHz FSB 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail -$473

Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM -$175.00

eVGA 256-P2-N517-AX Geforce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
-$369.00

DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail -$189.00

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS SB0350 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - OEM
-$70.00

Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-B Blue Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail -$82.50

ZALMAN CNPS7700-CU 120mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan - Retail -$55.00

ENERMAX Whisper II EG565P-VE FMA(24P) ATX12V 535W Power Supply 90V~135V or 90V~265V UL, cUL, TUV, CB
- Retail -$89.00

any help would bve apreciated, thx

btw if you reccomend something it would be nice if you could tell me why you think its better :)
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Postposted on Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:52 pm

I built a very similar system to what you have listed about 3 months ago. I got some OCZ platinum DDR400 RAM (1GBx2 sticks), and I have absolutely no complaints. The RAM cost me about $270 on newegg. I like most of the chioces you've made except for a few things. First of all, I notice that you're getting an SLI board. I'm sure it's a fine board, but personally I think that unless you're getting two graphics cards right at the start, it's a worthless feature. By the time you get around to getting that second card, a better faster card that can outperform the SLIed cards will be out and at just a few more bucks than the 7800 you're going to buy. Also, I'm a little uneasy over your choice of PSU. Enermax PSU's while in a price range that suggests that it's a good piece of hardware, generally are incapable of outputting its stated wattage. I'd go for a Seasonic, PC power (expensive!), OCZ, or an Antec. Oh and instead of getting that Audigy 2 ZS, how about spend some $40 more and get that shiny new X-Fi card? Otherwise try a bluegears sound card. I've read that they sound better than Audigy and cost about $90 on newegg.
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Postposted on Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:13 pm

etherelithic wrote:an Antec
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Postposted on Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:45 pm

eh I knew i was gonna get some flack when I threw out antec, but hey look at it this way: antec powersupplies either output the wattage within the specs, or they fail. There are a few bad eggs among antec powersupplies, but overall they make good PSUs, and not all across the board subpar PSUs.
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Postposted on Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:52 pm

Personally, id go with the Crucial Ballistix..great stuff. Seasonic makes a great psu. Here is one that will more than fit the bill.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817151024
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Postposted on Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:07 am

Actually I have an old Antec 350W that is still running strong with a bunch of stuff loaded (AXP 2500+, 2x Atlas V, Ti4200 no less).

I'm curious as to your comment on Enermax. Any linkage?
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Postposted on Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:04 am

Well I suppose I was blowing the problem a little out of proportion for Enermax PSUs, but looking at some of the outlandishly speced PSUs they make, i.e. the 1kW PSU (http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=1495), they seem like a company that's not fully concentrating on quality hardware, caring more about flashy big numbers instead. I mean, you'll probably never see Seasonic or Antec make a 1kW power supply, for the time being anyway. I've also read that Enermax PSUs cannot support the power output that it is rated at. Most people will buy the PSUs and use them, and it'll work fine because they never really push the PSU to its rated output limits. However, if they do, THEN there will be problems. Antec, Seasonic, and other more reputable companies seem to rate their power supplies in a less gratuitous manner.
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Postposted on Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:11 am

check out this review
http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2560

BTW-the titanium pc3200 is way overpriced for that performance level-they are mainly for workstation solutions. You might as well save $40 and get the plat ed. in that case
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Postposted on Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:26 am

in defense of antec, every antec power supply I've owned ran within spec while it would run.
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Postposted on Fri Oct 14, 2005 4:01 am

etherelithic wrote:looking at some of the outlandishly speced PSUs they make, i.e. the 1kW PSU, ... they seem like a company that's not fully concentrating on quality hardware, caring more about flashy big numbers instead. ... Antec, Seasonic, and other more reputable companies seem to rate their power supplies in a less gratuitous manner.

Enermax is disreputable?

The Enermax supply he's chosen is on DFI's recommended list for that motherboard, which means a lot if you're familiar with how picky this motherboard seems to be about it's supply.

I'm not sure how making a 1kW supply means that they're not fully concentrating on quality hardware. Would you be concerned with the quality of the 810W unit made by PC Power and Cooling?

Gratuitous? If you want/need 66A of +12, where else are you going to get it?
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Postposted on Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:13 am

Flying Fox wrote:Actually I have an old Antec 350W that is still running strong with a bunch of stuff loaded (AXP 2500+, 2x Atlas V, Ti4200 no less).

I'm curious as to your comment on Enermax. Any linkage?
I am using an Antec True430 PSU and it runs my system perfectly, no problems thus far...
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Postposted on Fri Oct 14, 2005 6:24 am

another vote for the crucial ram , its solid
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Postposted on Fri Oct 14, 2005 6:56 pm

Smooth Beaver wrote:check out this review
http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2560

BTW-the titanium pc3200 is way overpriced for that performance level-they are mainly for workstation solutions. You might as well save $40 and get the plat ed. in that case


plat isnt good for overclcoking, i ddident no about titanium thats why i asked though
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Postposted on Fri Oct 14, 2005 7:47 pm

get gskill.
i got it, works good, nice warranty, cheaper too.
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Postposted on Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:46 pm

CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail -$294
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Postposted on Sat Oct 15, 2005 6:27 am

that seemes to be a good price
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