Actually planning on contacting an old colleague who's got some really fun camera equipment.
Need some help picking out some new RAM for my main gaming PC.
The memory I'm currently using was from my previous gaming PC build a few years back, and I just kinda stuck it into my new system because I had plenty off it lying around, just wanted to get her up and running figured I'd worry about it later. The RAM is the weak point in my system, but I'm not 100% sure how much it's hindering my performance so I wanted to see what you guys suggested to replace it with. I'd like to hold off as long as I can so I can save up a bit of cash, just ordered a 3rd GTX580 for 3-way SLI so it's gonna be a cheap month for other purchases.
I'm looking to get 8 sticks for running in quad channel mode, 16gb-32gb total, doesn't really matter much.
CPU - Intel i7 3930k 3.2ghz running @ 4.55ghz ATM, cooled with a Corsair H100
Memory - 12gb Patriot DDR-3 @ 693mhz, 9-9-9-24 timing
Motherboard - Asus P9X79 Pro
GPU1 - Evga GTX580 1.5gb model @ 797mhz
GPU2 - Evga GTX580 1.5gb model @ 797mhz
Storage - 2 x Kingston HyperX SH100S3 120gb SSDs in RAID 0 configuration, 2 x Western Digital 1.5tb
I'm looking to try and stay under $250 for the memory, the cheaper the better without sacrificing speed or quality.
Well, nice to see another X79 build! You could definitely use some quad channel RAM to do that build justice. ;p
I've got three options for ya... (Corsair RAM fanboi version, someone else can post RAM from other companies if they see fit.)
First of all and the cheapest option I'm suggesting, is a quad channel 4x4GB Corsair Vengeance pack clocked at 1600MHz with 9-9-9-24 timings, for $90. So you could buy two of these if having 32GB of RAM is at all important to you.
Second, we have the next step up, another quad channel 4x4GB Corsair Vengeance (red series) pack clocked at 1866MHz with 9-10-9-27 timings, so slightly worse timings but for higher clock.
Finally we go up to the big daddies, the Corsair Dominator series. 4x4GB, 1600MHz but also with 7-8-8-24 timings, so an improvement on the above.
Honestly, I would personally just suggest one of the first 2 unless you want to do a lot of benchmarking, then go with the 3rd. RAM is getting so cheap nowadays, and it all comes down to what speeds/timings you want.
Not only Corsair RAM fanboy, more like 3-inch heatsink fanboy too :P could've atleast gone for the low-profile stuff, e.g. the 16gb kits available from G.Skill and Mushkin.
Someone getting into an X79 build should already be well aware of what they're wanting out of their components IMO. You can get the lower-latency stuff like 1600mhz CL7 (and tighten them to CL6 even) or the higher-frequency like 1866/2133mhz at the downside of CL9 or higher...you could try bringing it down but those modules are already running at 1.6-1.65v.
In other news, UPDATE TIME! Firstly my very first laptop:
Name: The Antimac
Model/mobo: Asus N55SF Series
CPU: i5 2430M @ 2.4ghz
GPU: GT555M 2gb
Display: 1600x900 LED
SSD: Intel 320 Series 160gb
Mouse: Logitech G400, because I loved MX518
Wallpaper: The best one in the goddamn world.
I love SSD stickers, but the Intel one was huge and silly:
So I cut away all the kiddish "speed demon" crap and left just the important bit: (not perfect but it'll do :P)
My gaming setup with the new monitor. The photo makes it look glossy/reflective, but in reality I don't have any light sources in the background so the glare is minimal.
And not really my "gaming setup", but I probably love this more than my gaming setup - where would I be without a portable source of eargasms?
Cowon J3 + Sennheiser IE7 (because I couldn't afford IE8)
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i7-4790K | Z97 Class. | 16GB DDR3-2400 | GTX-980 | RAIDR | 512GB Samsung 830 | SuperNOVA 1Kw P2 | RV05
Dell U3415w | Ducky Shine3 YoS | Zowie ZA11 | Xonar Essence One | Tannoy Reveal 402
Well idk where I said he was water-cooling his RAM, I was just posting him some RAM options, and all I said was the heatsinks look cool. ;p I am well aware you don't really need to actively cool your RAM. :P
So I'm curious, think the Magicool 180 rads will fit in the Raven 01? Yes, the first in the series, not the second, the third or other variations.
I'm thinking of mounting up to three of them in the bottom when the case arrives. One underneath each existing 180, and another in front of the powersupply. This one is the one I'm uncertain if will fit properly. Totally see it as being a tight fit though, but as long as the darned things can actually fit then I can probably figure the rest out one way or another. This to cool a mere HD 7970 (gonna order it on monday, yay) and i5 2500k.
For reservoir and pump I'm thinking a combo, probably with the Laing D5 pump, unless someone got some ideas of where I'd mount the equipment otherwise.
My desk, now with more triple monitor threat! Energy bills inc!
Because that's my monitor collection over the years, would be good if I had some reason to use the 18.5 inch screen, but since it's worthless to sell, along with the 22 since they are 3 and 2 years old respectively. I'd like to sell them but I doubt I would get anything for them, 25 bucks maybe for the 18.5 and 60 for the 22 I'd assume. I'd love to sell them and get another 25 inch, but even that isn't really needed.
Saw a killer deal on Tiger Direct versus Newegg for the Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCIe sound card and since I've had this $30 TD gift card lying around since July, I went ahead and snapped it up. With the $20 rebate too and I guess another $10 rebate incoming from some other company attached to TD, I'll ultimately only be paying $36-46 out of my wallet for the sound card.
That is such a good deal, can't wait to get this thing!
Looks like I need to order a whopping 25 or so meters of cable sleeving to fully do the 24pin, 8pin and 8+6pin connectors of my powersupply. That's... quite impressive. Thoughts on colors?
I was thinking that with the 24pin I need to color the "safe" one (ie green) cable with, well, a green sleeve, but I'm not sure I'll care to do the same to the black ones (except black on these).
With the 8pin I'll be doing it two-tone (since it's one of those "split" 8pins, so each part gets its own color), and with the pci connectors (6+2 ones) I'm thinking of taking the ones on the "main" bit in one and the two extra in the alternate color.