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Old May 20, 2008, 10:27 AM
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I'm doing a first build and need some advice on some ddr2 ram

Rampage formula MoBo

q9450 cpu

vista ultimate 64 bit OS

I've been looking at the OCZ reaper series, anyone have a specific set to recommend?
Or perhaps a different brand????

would like 2x2gb
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Old May 20, 2008, 10:55 AM
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mushkin redlines lol
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First off, budget? But regardless, Mushkin is a very good brand and anything from them is a good choice.

Also, you might want to check the height of the RAM for conflicts with your HSF if you're not using the stock one.

The OCZ Reapers are nice cheap sets to play with, but the Reaperx are even better. Also check out Corsair DHX and Dominators, and G.Skill's new PI series. Patriot has a killer deal right now @ NCIX, 2X2GB DDR2-1066 for just $99.99 after MIR.
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Old May 21, 2008, 12:07 AM
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As long as the rig i'm building lasts I won't replace it. So I don't mind paying extra for good quality ram. (last rig I bought lasted almost 8 years)
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I'm doing a first build and need some advice on some ddr2 ram

Rampage formula MoBo

q9450 cpu

vista ultimate 64 bit OS

I've been looking at the OCZ reaper series, anyone have a specific set to recommend?
Or perhaps a different brand????

would like 2x2gb
Personally ... 7200/8400 > any quad chip
64bit is useless so stick with 32bit.

Ram? Go with Redlines
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Old May 21, 2008, 02:34 PM
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Personally ... 7200/8400 > any quad chip
64bit is useless so stick with 32bit.
Both of those depend on what your doing.

For doing anything that runs in >2 threads (video encoding, 3D editing, etc) a quad core will dominate a 7200/8400.

And 64bit isn't useless if you plan on using 4GB of RAM (or more), or if you have any programs that run in 64bit (eg Crysis), which does give a significant gain in performance.
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Both of those depend on what your doing.

For doing anything that runs in >2 threads (video encoding, 3D editing, etc) a quad core will dominate a 7200/8400.

And 64bit isn't useless if you plan on using 4GB of RAM (or more), or if you have any programs that run in 64bit (eg Crysis), which does give a significant gain in performance.
64bit is only useful if you have 4+ not 4.
Most people won't utilize their quads properly.
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Both of those depend on what your doing.

For doing anything that runs in >2 threads (video encoding, 3D editing, etc) a quad core will dominate a 7200/8400.

And 64bit isn't useless if you plan on using 4GB of RAM (or more), or if you have any programs that run in 64bit (eg Crysis), which does give a significant gain in performance.
This is true..but, in most of todays popular apps, a Wolfie will suffice, or be faster... especially in the "majority" of games. But, of course.. this is going to change, buy when >1/2 of the apps are going to be multi-threaded is the great unknown.
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My rig will be used for everything. Wife, kids and I all spend time on it. I realize the quad core will not be utilized fully for possibly a few years but as they become more and more popular more and more programs will utilize them. with my current rig I haven't bought any games for yr and a half. I'm very picky about them and most I would like to buy are past my comps ability. The first rig I was going to try to build ended up beyond my ability and more than I wanted to spend. Besides its not very often the wife tells me to get a new computer and get for the most part what I want.
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Old May 22, 2008, 04:12 AM
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Thanks for the advice makes choosing easier
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