New build

matchr2

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Hello everyone, i'm building a new PC, and here is the list:

-Corsair 750w
-ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
-2x Geforce 280 GTX
-Intel Core i7 920
-Corsair dominator 3 x 2 GB PC315000
-Antec 1200

Can the ram run with the motherboard ?

Because the mobo specs says that the motherboard only supports PC3-8500 / PC3-10666.

Bur Corsair website says that it can run together , plz help me :)

And is there any changes you guys would make on this list ? beside the graphic cards :)
 

Proximon

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The CPU will need to be overclocked to run that RAM at 1866. More than just a bit I think.

The RAM is very overpriced and doesn't perform all that well.

Memory FAQ
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/55024-30-memory-please-read-posting

CL is the first number you see in the timings.

Here is a comparison of memory with an i7 920:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-scaling-i7,2325.html

Look over that and then choose some different RAM. If you want fast this should be fine:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226032
(1333Mhz Mushkin at CL6)
 

matchr2

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Pros: Good price for the stated timings, but...
Cons: The specifications shown at newegg and mushkin.com say the timing is 6-6-6-18, as does the sticker on the modules. However, the SPD values shown in BIOS are 9-9-9-24. mushkin support has yet to respond.



What about that ?
 

Proximon

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Mushkin only uses SPDs that conform to JEDEC standards to ensure a successful POST. You have to set timings and voltage manually to get those settings as you should.

That's not a con, it's a feature, and a good one.
 

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