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Rykan
03-23-2012, 02:31 PM
Right now I have a Core I7 920 on an EVGA X58 SLI LE mobo. I have 6 RAM slots available to me with 3 currently taken up by 2GB DDR3 (1600) Corsair sticks. My video card is a GTX 260 and I have a 1TB Seagate Barracuda HD.

I'm thinking find another 3 2GB sticks and pumping the RAM to 12GB, getting a SSD to host my OS, overclocking my CPU, and upping my video card.

Any suggestions?

Efanu
03-23-2012, 02:54 PM
Do it Rick! Thats a lot of RAM though, is it that needed in current gen games?

Rykan
03-23-2012, 03:02 PM
Not entirely sure, but it'd also be handy for my programming work. Plus, it's pretty cheap these days.

squidgod2000
03-23-2012, 03:30 PM
You don't need the ram. Get an SSD for OS and programs and upgrade your vid card to 500 series after the 600's come out and the price drops.

Templar
03-23-2012, 03:50 PM
You don't need the ram. Get an SSD for OS and programs and upgrade your vid card to 500 series after the 600's come out and the price drops.

/agree

i have a pretty close setup was you but have an SSD and 500 series video card.

i7920
evga x58 mobo
6gb RAM
570 videocard
120 gb SSD for OS/main game

Rykan
03-23-2012, 03:58 PM
Are you overclocking at all?

Valkyrie
03-23-2012, 04:12 PM
Yeah, whats already been said, ssd and a 500 series card. Depends on what you want to spend but the gtx 560 ti is a pretty beast card. It's cheaper than the 570 & I see no difference in games between it and the 570 in my desktop.

Makaio
03-23-2012, 05:22 PM
560ti here and its a beastly card(wish i had more than 2gbs for ddr2 ram tho).

I'd wait till the 600 series is out for a 500's price drop. And You would be set with only 8gb ram, even that is a tab bit overkill, unless your doing photoshop, video editting, and raiding all at the same time... lol

I almost wouldn't bother OCing your cpu either, that I7 you have is pretty beastly as is.

RandomCarnage
03-23-2012, 08:55 PM
My current build sounds similar to what you're looking for and this one is 100% stable.

Asus P6T delux v2.

Core i7 920 mild o/c 2.8.

Asus (ENGTX580/2DI/1536MD5) GTX 580 1536MB GDDR5 384bit PCI-E HDCP 2x DVI 1x HDMI.

2 Corsair (CSSD-F120GB2-BRKT) 120GB SSD 2.5" Force Series MLC SSD in Raid 0.

Corsair (CMP6GX3M3A1600C7) 6GB (3x XMS3 2GB) PC-12800 (1600MHz) XMSP DDR3 For X58 MB/i7 Core. 3x240-pin DIMMs. Ultimate Dominator. 7-8-7-20

Valkyrie
03-23-2012, 10:31 PM
560ti here and its a beastly card(wish i had more than 2gbs for ddr2 ram tho).

I'd wait till the 600 series is out for a 500's price drop. And You would be set with only 8gb ram, even that is a tab bit overkill, unless your doing photoshop, video editting, and raiding all at the same time... lol

I almost wouldn't bother OCing your cpu either, that I7 you have is pretty beastly as is.

Intel has a built in turbo option. I have an i7 2700, and with turbo boost on I think its @ 3.6ghz or some shit. My laptop cost me 1200 from best buy. The only thing I don't have in it that I wish it would have had in it would be a SSD. It has an i7 2700 gtx 560ti 2gb 8gb ddr3 1600mhz ram and a 1tb 7200 32mb cache HD. I love it. Have had zero problems with it, and I have the vid card OC'd to 900 core 1800 shader 1475 memory with running at 50c under full load. Its one hell of a laptop. It rivals my desktop and I spent 400 just for the vid card when the 570 first came out lol.