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13 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I can't use 6gb of memory if i use the new processors?


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13 Jan 2011   #12

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexRD View Post
I can't use 6gb of memory if i use the new processors?
Dual channel is typically used in multiples of 2, beginning with 2:

2 or 4 or 8 or 16.

Triple channel is typically used in multiples of 2, beginning with 3:

3 or 6 or 12.
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14 Jan 2011   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Any other suggestions?
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14 Jan 2011   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Maybe you want to post what you finally decided on. Then we can have another look before you go on the shopping spree. And again my advice: Stay away from components that are just a few days old. I made that mistake a couple of times in the past and I had a hell of a time.
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14 Jan 2011   #15
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

One thing I did notice in your specs is that you chose the K model CPU and the P67 board. That tells me you intend to overclock it. If that is true, I might be looking at an aftermarket CPU cooler.
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14 Jan 2011   #16

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Processor: Sandy Bridge 2600k
Memory: I was thinking OCZ, 2133 MHz GOLD or REAPER.
HD: OCZ Vertex 2 or Crucial RealSSD Sata III
Motherboard: I was thinking EVGA Classified or Asus Rampage III
Video Card: GTX 580

I first must know

1)What is the difference between x58 and p67 and which one better suits my needs?

2) Is corsair a good memory ram brand? i wanted a good set of memory for my computer.

3) Also for the SSD part, which one is very good and also cheap?
And also, is SATA 3 really worth it?

4) What are the requirements for the Sandry Bridge one? Does it need the p67 or is it just like the 900 series but improved?


Thanks,
Alex.
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14 Jan 2011   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. I think you need the P67 board - and go with Asus ( ASUS P8P67 and P8P67 Deluxe Intel Sandy Bridge Motherboard Review - Introducing the ASUS P867 Series Motherboards Featuring Sandy Bridge - Legit Reviews )

2. Corsair RAM is OK but I would go with OCZ or Crucial

3. The OCZ Vertex is fine (I have two). But the Crucials SSDs look promising too.

4. I have Sata3 on one system. It is faster, but it cannot be faster than the disk. It comes with the P67 anyhow.
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14 Jan 2011   #18

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If you want a Sandy Bridge processor, your chipset choices are P67 and H67. X58 is used on another platform (socket 1366??).

The K models are intended for overclocking. If you don't intend to overclock, the 2600 will save you a few bucks.

If you insisted on socket 1366 and X58, you would have to spend considerably more money on a processor/motherboard combination to equal the performance of the 2600K--and even then, the advantage would be dubious and highly dependent on your intended use. For the vast majority of people, the 2600K is a better choice.

Use a motherboard with the H67 chipset if you want to use the integrated graphics. If you use a P67 motherboard, you MUST buy a separate video card.

Crucial and Corsair are both good memory brands, but you better pay attention to the voltage requirements. The standard advice on a Sandy Bridge processor is to stay with RAM rated at 1.5 volts. You can't just go out and buy DDR3 240 pin RAM and expect it to work. The Crucial configurator is a good thing to look at.

SATA 3 is not a huge deal, but most or all Sandy Bridge motherboards will have it anyway.

Not all Sandy Bridge motherboards have eSATA and you may want it. I think it's faster than USB 3.0.

Decide if you want an ATX motherboard or micro ATX. Not many people need a full ATX board anymore. If you plan to use only 1 video card and don't need a PCI slot, it's tough to recommend full ATX.
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14 Jan 2011   #19

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What do you guys think of the Asu Maximus IV Extreme?
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14 Jan 2011   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexRD View Post
What do you guys think of the Asu Maximus IV Extreme?
Too much money. You can get an Asus board and the CPU for that money. See post #259 in this thread: http://www.sevenforums.com/chillout-...ls-day-26.html


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