I'm working up a a final list of components to be included in my build. The list below, doesn't include my preferred disk drive or case. I have the case, and I'm waiting(trying not to)to add the disk drive, till final purchase date because the preferred is on back order.
ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W
CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
The case will be a Smilodon EB (for better or worst).
But I'm stuck at a impasse on the RAM selection. After a suggested use of Corsair, I went to there site and found this list of compatible kits.
Part Number Memory Type Size Voltage Latency
CMX8GX3M4B1333C9 DDR3-1333 (XMS3-10666C9*8GB) 8GB Kit (4 x 2GB) 1.5v 9-9-9-24-2T
CMG4GX3M2A1600C6 DDR3-1600 (DominatorGT-12800C6*4GB) 4GB Kit (2 x 2GB) 1.65v 6-6-6-18-2T
TW3X4G1600C9D DDR3-1600 (Dominator-12800C9*4GB) 4GB Kit (2 x 2GB) 1.8v 9-9-9-24-2T
CMD4GX3M2A1600C8 DDR3-1600 (Dominator-12800C8*4GB) 4GB Kit (2 x 2GB) 1.65v 8-8-8-24-2T
CMD4GX3M2B1600C8 DDR3-1600 (Dominator-12800C8*4GB) 4GB Kit (2 x 2GB) 1.65v 8-8-8-24-2T
TW3X4G1333C9A DDR3-1333 (XMS3-10666C9) 4GB Kit (2 x 2GB) 1.5v 9-9-9-24-2T
TW3X4G1333C9DHX DDR3-1333 (XMS3-10666C9) 4GB Kit (2 x 2GB) 1.5v 9-9-9-24-2T
TW3X2G1600C9D DDR3-1600 (Dominator-12800C9*4GB) 2GB Kit (2 x 1GB) 1.8v 9-9-9-24-2T
TW3X2G1333C9A DDR3-1333 (XMS3-10666C9) 2GB Kit (2 x 1GB) 1.5v 9-9-9-24-2T
TWIN3X2048-1333C9DHX DDR3-1333 (DHX3-10666C9) 2GB Kit (2 x 1GB) 1.5v 9-9-9-24-2T
I am not set on using there product, but I have been advised to use: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
. It list support for Intel, but not AMD so thats thrown me a bit. I can tell from timings and such that its possibly a good pick. But the ASUS and Corsair sites don't list it, as far as i can tell.
The, CMG4GX3M2A1600C6 DDR3-1600 (DominatorGT-12800C6*4GB) 4GB Kit (2 x 2GB) 1.65v 6-6-6-18-2T , sounds to have really hot timings for speed. It's listed at Corsiar as compatible, but my vendor doesn't seem to have it. (looking up with CMG4GX3M2A1600C6 DDR3-1600 ). This I might be interested in. Idk
Two others;CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMG4GX3M2B1600C7 CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMD4GX3M2B1600C8
Are they all compatible,
should I get a matched 8g set to ensure good times, instead of 4g? I'm noobish as to the full impact of the selection.
Any help, would be greatly appreciated.