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    • rob4001's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
      • 16GB
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 840 256GB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX980
      • PSU:
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    Gaming rig upgrade

    Asus P5B-E Plus i965 £93.99
    Intel Core 2 Duo E4300, £110.09
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro £11.69
    320 Gb Seagate ST3320620AS Barracuda 7200.10 £62.05
    2Gb (2X1Gb) Corsair Value Select £105.20
    Creative X-Fi Extreme Audio Sound Card OEM £31.24

    Your thoughts advice most welcome.

    I already own case and tegan psu and have a 7800gt graphics card.

    My budget is around £450

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      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 4670K [4GHz w/ Macho Rev.B]
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 240GB Crucial M500 & 1TB HGST 7K1000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 4GB Sapphire 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • 620W Corsair HX
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      • Operating System:
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    Swap the X-Fi card to a XtremeMusic and you have yourself a winner.

    EDIT: Exactly which RAM have you chosen?

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    • rob4001's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte z97
      • CPU:
      • Xeon 1231 v3
      • Memory:
      • 16GB
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 840 256GB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX980
      • PSU:
      • Sliverstone 500w SFX-L
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      • Asus 27" 1440p
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    Thanks for the reply

    DDR2 PC5300 do I need better ram than this? Not to sure what ram to go for.

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    • NightshadowUK's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 4670K [4GHz w/ Macho Rev.B]
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 240GB Crucial M500 & 1TB HGST 7K1000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 4GB Sapphire 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
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    If you plan on overclocking (which by the looks of things you are) it's always better to get 'faster' RAM.

    The extra £30 on some PC6400 may well be money well spent.

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    As above deffinatly get yourself some 6400 RAM, will make overclocking so much easier.

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      • Memory:
      • 4 x 1GB OCZ Platinum PC6400 @ 4-4-4-12
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 500GB Samsung Spinpoints - RAID 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 285
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    Split the 32ogb drive and use 2 x 160gb in RAID 0....The spped increase during game loading and play is significant.

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