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I have currently purchased this. I was wondering if I should return that and get this instead. Or does anyone know of a better ram for a similar price?

 

I am going to use a DFI Infinity P965 and an Intel E6420 or E6320.

 

Thanks

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I'd take the Corsair personally, or think about some Buffalo Firestix. They're $20 less, have Micron D9 IC's and usually clock well over 1100mhz. I've always had very good luck with Corsair chips. They are sometimes a touch more expensive, but on the whole, they have the best stuff out there.

 

The Firestix I bought on a whim, as the reviews had been stellar on them, and I've had them running at 800mhz, 3-3-3-8, 2t. I'm also running 2.3v and using a Corsair Dominator fan unit, and they never even heat up. So far, extremely impressed, and I'm usually one of the pickiest people when it comes to ram. I went trough 5 kits on my Venus because I figured if PC4000 wouldn't run at 275, 1T, stock timings, it couldn't run(thanks Crucial, you guys rock @$$).

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After reading this, I've decided to stick with the Patriots that I bought. Thanks for your speedy replies! Although I've only been around these forums for a week, I've learned a lot. Thanks!

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Excellent, glad you are here. have fun.

BTW, have you heard about folding? if you are interested there are a few links in my sig for more information.

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Keep us posted on the Patriots...I bought the exact same set and will be clocking them soon..;)

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I'll keep you guys updated on the Patriots. I'll probably be getting my system up and running sometime around April 25th (waiting for the 4/22 price drop on a E6420). I also got the DFI Infinity P965 as the motherboard, so I'm sure that a lot of people will be interested in the results with the newly released components and all. This is actually the first system that I'm building. Even though I've been using and dreaming about computers since I was in jr high (10+ years ago), I feel like a noob.

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Heh, we've all been at the first build point. You're 90% sure you know what's going down, but you have a doubt or two. All the stuff comes in, and you fondle it, touch it, make it your own. This is your machine, for God's sake, you have to have a geeky bond to it's every screw.

 

All laid out, it looks like so much stuff. All of a sudden, the 30 minute job seems more like a 5 hour ordeal? What to do first? Hmmm...this and this, but wait, this first...so you sit back and look at it all again, almost having to work up the nerve to go for it.

 

All of a sudden, you have the board in hand and the case open. When did that happen? A few standoffs seem to have magically appeared on the board tray, and an I/O shield is in the big hole in the back panel. Almost like watching a god decend from the heavens, the board just seems to float into place. Screws fall into the holes and tighten. Drives, PSU, and front panel connectors are in place, almost like fate decreed it should be so.

 

You start putting things where they go. A molex here, an SATA there, 24 pin, 8 pin, IDE, ram, cpu. All of a sudden there are no more plugs to be filled, no more screws to be turned or cables to connect...it's done.

 

Like your destiny, a silver circle appears before you. It's labeled ATX Power...you push it and....

 

This is kinda how the first build always seems to me in retrospect. There is a moment when you realize that the only reason builders make money at this is because everyone else fears the simple steps to make a good machine.

 

Hehe, that's my poetry for the day, I think.

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