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03 Jul 2014   #51
ignatzatsonic

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I haven't been keeping up with the most recent CPU/motherboard developments, but is there any reason to get a Z97 series motherboard if you are getting a 4790 rather than a 4790K and have no overclocking intentions?


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03 Jul 2014   #52
bigboi972

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which hard drive should I go with out of these two? Would it make a difference? Also I am trying to get some ram from amazon due to most of my parts coming from amazon. I wanted to know what factors should I look for in ram besides the amount I want which is 16gb. As a long as the ram is 16gb and is ddr3 would any other factors influence the performance. Also in terms of optical drive I will only be using it to install windows could I do this with a flash drive instead and skip the optical drive

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007WT9SU0/?tag=pcpapi-20
Amazon.com: Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE120BW: Computers & Accessories
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03 Jul 2014   #53
ignatzatsonic

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Of those 2 drives, get the Samsung EVO 840. It's excellent.

RAM:

Ideally, look at your motherboard manufacturer's web site and try to find a memory compatibility list for that motherboard. Choosing RAM from that list means it's confirmed to be compatible but some RAM modules NOT on that list will also work. You could also go to Crucial.com and use their configuration tool. You enter your motherboard brand and model and the configurator will spit back a list of Crucial brand memory known to be compatible.

You should mainly be concerned about RAM type, voltage, and speed. RAM timings are of lesser concern. Some modules have tall heatspreaders that make them too tall to fit under an overhanging cooler. You can try to research the clearance issues for a particular heatsink or you can just make it a point to avoid tall heatspreaders.

If you want 16 GB, you'd probably want to get two 8 GB sticks, rather than four 4 GB sticks.

You'll most likely want DDR 3, unbuffered, non-EEC, 1.5 volt, with a speed of 1600. Going with a faster speed has very little effect--you'd likely never notice it. Look at the motherboard specifications for the details on what RAM it will accept.

Stick with major brands. Crucial, Corsair, and G Skill are fine.
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03 Jul 2014   #54
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Of those 2 drives, get the Samsung EVO 840. It's excellent.

RAM:

Ideally, look at your motherboard manufacturer's web site and try to find a memory compatibility list for that motherboard. Choosing RAM from that list means it's confirmed to be compatible but some RAM modules NOT on that list will also work. You could also go to Crucial.com and use their configuration tool. You enter your motherboard brand and model and the configurator will spit back a list of Crucial brand memory known to be compatible.

You should mainly be concerned about RAM type, voltage, and speed. RAM timings are of lesser concern. Some modules have tall heatspreaders that make them too tall to fit under an overhanging cooler. You can try to research the clearance issues for a particular heatsink or you can just make it a point to avoid tall heatspreaders.

If you want 16 GB, you'd probably want to get two 8 GB sticks, rather than four 4 GB sticks.

You'll most likely want DDR 3, unbuffered, non-EEC, 1.5 volt, with a speed of 1600. Going with a faster speed has very little effect--you'd likely never notice it. Look at the motherboard specifications for the details on what RAM it will accept.

Stick with major brands. Crucial, Corsair, and G Skill are fine.

the ram I am considering for my build are below along with a link to my full build is their any other ram you would suggest otherwise ill do what you told me when looking for compatible ram


PNY XLR8 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (MD16384KD3-1600-X9) - PCPartPicker

Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3, Sapphire Radeon HD 7950, NZXT H230 (Black) - System Build - PCPartPicker

power supply im going with http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair...-supply-cx500m
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03 Jul 2014   #55
ignatzatsonic

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If you want that Asrock motherboard, it's your job to go to Asrock web site and look it up. Confirm what RAM it takes and find the memory compatibility list.

What's your over-riding reason for going with a Xeon processor?

I might not choose a Seagate drive, but all brands can be shaky, so go ahead with it.

Case is personal preference. OK.

Edit: you had an XFX power supply chosen a few minutes ago and now have a Corsair CX500M. I'd prefer the XFX--you should be able to do better than the Corsair at that price level.

But get your motherboard, RAM, and processor nailed down first.
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03 Jul 2014   #56
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If you want that Asrock motherboard, it's your job to go to Asrock web site and look it up. Confirm what RAM it takes and find the memory compatibility list.

What's your over-riding reason for going with a Xeon processor?

I might not choose a Seagate drive, but all brands can be shaky, so go ahead with it.

Case is personal preference. OK.

Edit: you had an XFX power supply chosen a few minutes ago and now have a Corsair CX500M. I'd prefer the XFX--you should be able to do better than the Corsair at that price level.
I went with the xeon cause it is cheaper and I did some research people who owned the xeon said that it performed similar to the 4790 card. The 4790 comes with an integrated gpu and its good for over clocking for what I have heard and I dont plan on overclocking cause I dont know where to even start with that. I have no clear cut reason for going with the xeon. As far as the corsair PSU someone in the thread suggested it. I had another cpu choosen in my build because someone else put this build together I did not choose any of these parts.
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03 Jul 2014   #57
ignatzatsonic

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The 4790 is not an overclocking processor.

Get your motherboard and RAM nailed down. Go to the Asrock site and do the necessary.

You need to confirm that the motherboard has the features you need. Number and type of ports, acceptable RAM, Xeon compatible, etc.
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03 Jul 2014   #58
ignatzatsonic

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PassMark Intel vs AMD CPU Benchmarks - High End

You can see a benchmark score for the 4790 and Xeon 1230 v 3 at the above link.
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03 Jul 2014   #59
bigboi972

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03 Jul 2014   #60
ignatzatsonic

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I'm trying to understand some of your thinking.

You changed from one Asrock to another. Why?

You chose that RAM. Why?

You're telling me what you chose, but not why.

You threw a dart at a list?

You read something?

You heard something?
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