Two questions to finish my Upper-Mid-Range Gaming Build

iholly

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next Few Days BUDGET RANGE: Looking to stay under

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Movies, Internet, various.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

I want to play most games (don't care for Crysis so much) on Very High settings with no problems at all. (Fallout3, Mass effect, Bioshock, Oblivion, WoW, EQ2, etc.)

I have already have the following:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0Ghz
MOBO:Gigabyte MA770t-ud3p
MONITER: 21" LCD
PSU: Corsair 650w

My two questions are:

1) For my needs do I really need a 275 or will a 260 do? It seems like for an extra $50 the 275 is a good deal.

2) Do I really need RAM with low CAS timing or is 8 or 9 fine as long as it is 1333?

And and addendum to question 2, with Gigabyte motherboards how important is it to follow the recommended Memory list?

Thank you!


 

iholly

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Thanks for the answers. I guess I will go with the Gskill simply because the Cosair is sold out and it shouldn't be that big of a difference I hope.

 

jadawgis732

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Dude, I have that MOBO and it's not DDR3 capable