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    Re: Core i7 PC Build! Help with choices plz

    Maybe wait for Lynnefield (i5/i7) ?
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Core i7 PC Build! Help with choices plz

    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Did a few quick runs, it's as I remembered, ever so slightly faster for the CAS 7 runs, but only by a whisker. The 1T setting makes more of a difference than the CAS though.
    I see that. I also replicate the results. Maybe it's because I was doing a few other changes at the time. I still recommend CAS 8 over CAS 7. Handles better when overclocked. Though why Corisair charge so much baffles me. My CAS 8 RAM cost me £76.
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    Re: Core i7 PC Build! Help with choices plz

    Thanks for all the help guys. I should be ordering it all tonight.

    I'll let you know how the build goes. Hopefully better than my last one. (Never buy a £12 psu).

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    Re: Core i7 PC Build! Help with choices plz

    Quote Originally Posted by usernameisvalid View Post
    Thanks for all the help guys. I should be ordering it all tonight.

    I'll let you know how the build goes. Hopefully better than my last one. (Never buy a £12 psu).
    Just remember about the heatsink! My best guess is that it will fit, but I'm not sure... I would wait until we get a solid answer on that. I don't want you to get all the stuff and find that it doesn't fit is all. Unless ScanSure covers sure an occurance?
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    Re: Core i7 PC Build! Help with choices plz

    Good news... Scan have said if the heatsink doesn't fit you can return it within 7 days.

    Linky.

    Now go buy that beast!
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    Re: Core i7 PC Build! Help with choices plz

    Quote Originally Posted by nightkhaos View Post
    I still recommend CAS 8 over CAS 7. Handles better when overclocked.
    I have to admit you've lost me there mate. Wouldn't the lower latency give higher overclocking headroom and hence better stability when OC'd?

    The OP isn't OCing much though, so the cheaper the better I reckon, parhaps even 1600MHz stuff is overkill. Could put the extra into a better GFX card if the rig is primarily for gaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSte View Post
    I have to admit you've lost me there mate. Wouldn't the lower latency give higher overclocking headroom and hence better stability when OC'd?

    The OP isn't OCing much though, so the cheaper the better I reckon, parhaps even 1600MHz stuff is overkill. Could put the extra into a better GFX card if the rig is primarily for gaming.
    Yes, if I were refering to overclocking the CPU, lower latancy RAM would be better, but I am refering to overclocking the RAM as well. The Dominator heatsinks are overkill, hence you can ussually get 1800MHz out of the RAM with no problems, 2000MHz with a low ambient (less than 25 degrees).

    In fact most CAS 8 modules I have worked with handle just fine when clocked to CAS 7 speeds.

    And I remember myself saying "I won't overclock it much" and my first OC going to 3.8GHz.
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    Re: Core i7 PC Build! Help with choices plz

    Quote Originally Posted by nightkhaos View Post
    And I remember myself saying "I won't overclock it much" and my first OC going to 3.8GHz.
    Don't we all.

    I've never thought much of the dominator heatsinks personally tbh, or any RAM sinks for that matter, but to each his own I guess. I'd still buy the cheaper stuff......

    Good luck with whatever you choose anyway OP, keep us updated on how you get on.

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