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eggXpert Advice for New Build, Please :)

Hi Everyone,I know you probably get a billion of these types of topics on here, but I would like to build a new system and I thought I'd come to the eggXperts this time :)I'll start with the current system I have, which I built about seven years ago...OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bitCPU:  Intel Quad Q6600 (G......

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Written on {{'2019-01-19T09:35:43-08:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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I didn't see it anywhere. Usually they have a list of compatible memory for their boards, but I couldn't find that, either. manipur matka

Written on {{'2013-06-05T07:02:28-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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I want to thank you guys for taking the time to post and help me with picking out the components for my new build. This is what I have now....

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (full retail) ..... $300

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core
MOBO: GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H LGA 1150 Intel Z87 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ..... $510 (combo)

Cooling: Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme (mine)

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB ..... $245

SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 128GB SATA III ..... $150

PSU: PC&P Power & Cooling 610W (mine)

GPU: MSI N660TI PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti ..... $310

CASE: Fractal Design Define R4 ..... $100

I contacted Gigabyte and they said the mounting holes on the Haswell CPU on their board will accommodate the CPU cooler I have. So I don't need to buy a separate bracket. The total so far is around $1500. Now to find a couple monitors....

Written on {{'2013-06-04T08:12:55-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Any standard DDR3 1600 memory (as long as it's not server memory, which would be indicated in the product title). For the most part RAM is universally compatible as long as it's DDR3 and the board is DDR3. You don't need the memory support list really.
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Thanks, Glen. Yeah, the PC6400 is my current system, but I was just wondering what the number was for the RAM on the new GB board. I checked on the GB site, but I didn't see it anywhere. Usually they have a list of compatible memory for their boards, but I couldn't find that, either.
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I believe PC2 6400 would be DDR2 800 RAM. The PC2/PC3 numbers are just a different notation for RAM type and frequency. PC3 12800 is DDR3 1600. Yeah that looks like a pretty good deal, and it's fully compatible with any modern board.
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In my current board I have 8Gigs of RAM. It's PC6400. I was wondering if you knew the PC number for that new Gigabyte board? I'm trying to find some RAM, but I can't find that number for the GB board.

This is a pretty sweet deal for 32GBs of GSKILL RAM. The number on that RAM is PC3 12800, so I just want to know if that would work with the board.

Thanks.

Written on {{'2013-06-03T12:05:05-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Yeah; actually I'm not a big fan of Gigabyte's graphics cards. They are known to have some issues with coil whine sometimes. They are good with motherboards though.
Written on {{'2013-06-03T11:53:52-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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[quote user="Glenwing"]The GTX 680 is still a good card, but doesn't perform as well in Adobe as some of the older cards. You can still use it if you want; though I don't really think it's worth the cost. The GTX 660 Ti is a better value, not that much worse than the 680.[/quote]

Thanks, Glen. I like that card and more affordable is always good :) There's also a Gigabyte version.

Written on {{'2013-06-03T11:07:46-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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[quote user="Siddhesh"]GPU provides acceleration & makes things easier. But it can't replace the CPU. >[/quote]
Well... I'd say a decent GPU is a valuable asset :) You don't necessarily need the most powerful thing out there though.

Written on {{'2013-06-03T11:06:11-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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The GTX 680 is still a good card, but doesn't perform as well in Adobe as some of the older cards. You can still use it if you want; though I don't really think it's worth the cost. The GTX 660 Ti is a better value, not that much worse than the 680.
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