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ILikeLSUToo
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Any update on the free coyote case? I talked to him on Steam briefly yesterday and he said he's been sick all week.


tehchampion140
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Would it be worth the extra $30 to go with this 2x8GB DDR3 1600 RAM instead of the 1x8GB DDR3 1866 RAM? What's the difference between 1600 and 1866 and is it significant?
1x8GB
2x8GB on sale this weekend

Also, what about this 2x8GB RAM makes it so much more expensive? LINK


Bravescd14
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1440p Korean IPS/PLS for $300


So, where can I find this? A couple google searches were inconclusive. Btw, still going to go with the 3 monitor setup but just the middle monitor for gaming. Am I still going to need the adapter if I dont intend for the third monitor to be a gaming monitor?


Bravescd14
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Nvm, found of those badboys on amazon fo 315.


ILikeLSUToo
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There is no significant difference between 1600 and 1866 in real-world use. There is, however, arguably a difference between using a single stick vs dual channel. The 2x4GB would theoretically give you a performance boost over 1x8gb. So going with dual channel AND doubling your RAM certainly wouldn't be a bad thing. I've honestly never tested this out, but you could google for some test results for dual channel vs single channel.

The vengeance cost more because it's Corsair, and because it's Low Profile. And because RAM prices are up since Q2 of this year, and the pricing is all over the place across brands. Still, with the promo, that's not a terrible price for 16GB of corsair. And if you're using a big heatsink and fan for your CPU, the low profile might come in handy.

I have no experience with the Team Vulcan brand. I tend to avoid brands that aren't automatically associated with RAM. Reliable RAM brands include Corsair, G.skill, Mushkin, Kingston, Patriot, Samsung, Crucial, etc.

Do you have a need for 16GB? If not, then none of your choices are really ideal. a 2 x 4GB is what you want.

For 2 x 4GB at 1866, I'd get this: LINK
With the promo it's only $4 more than that single stick of 8GB from G.skill. Dual channel, tighter timings, solid brand.

And I'll say it again, at the risk of sounding spammy, I have 2 excellent 4GB sticks of corsair vengeance I'm selling. 1600Mhz, black heat spreaders, 9-9-9-24, 1.5v. I'll sell them for $45 shipped or $40 local pickup (the extra $45 is to cover paypal fees and shipping). It's this RAM: LINK
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tehchampion140
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Ok thanks. I probably don't need 16. That was going to be my next question. I'll probably go with that 2x4. I was doing google research that said that the difference between 2x4 and 1x8 was minimal but it is an increase regardless and won't hurt anything, especially for only a few bucks more.


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ILikeLSUToo
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So, where can I find this? A couple google searches were inconclusive. Btw, still going to go with the 3 monitor setup but just the middle monitor for gaming. Am I still going to need the adapter if I dont intend for the third monitor to be a gaming monitor?



Yes, the third monitor, no matter what you use it for, will need that adapter to connect to the video card. Otherwise, all it will be able to do is duplicate one of the other monitors.

My monitor setup is as followed:

1440p Korean -> DVI Dual Link Port (it has to go in the dual link DVI port. In my case, I only have one DVI port on the card, and it's dual link)

Bed room TV -> HDMI Port

Secondary 1080p monitor -> DVI to mini DP adapter -> mini displayport


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ILikeLSUToo
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Nvm, found of those badboys on amazon fo 315.


Most people get them from ebay:

LINK

LINK


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jcole4lsu
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tehchampion140

Team RAM is your basic budget RAM. Its almost always the cheapest 8GB sets, so we put in all the value/budget/workstation builds we do. Fairly reliable, but since you are not worried about margins i would suggest buying high quality RAM. I personally use Kingston Hyper X.


tehchampion140
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Yeah I'm probably going with these that ilikelsu suggested since I don't need 16GB.
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ILikeLSUToo
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Good choice for the price (although the RAM I'm selling is best bang for buck )


tehchampion140
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Yeah, your deal sounds awesome, but I want all my stuff to be brand new for my first ever build. I'm kind of weird when it comes to stuff like that.


dizerik
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Just wanted to give public acknowledgement to SG_Geaux. That fractal case he sold me for 30 bucks just came in and it is literally new. Still has plastic on it and everything.

Thanks SG! I appreciate the fans you tossed in there too.
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Mr Gardoki
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For the record if I needed ram I would buy yours. I don't know if that makes you feel better...


jcole4lsu
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Mr Gardoki

hey i thought of another option for your budget HTPC.

find an off lease dell and add a blu ray player and video card with hdmi out. you can get the dell's super cheap (i get off lease optiplex 745s for $60). that gives you the case, psu, mobo, cpu (core 2 duo usually), hdd, and dvdrw drive for super cheap. the ones we get are the slim lines so they even look like htpc's.

it wont game much but it would be a fully functional htpc, and you would probably be spending under $200.


Mr Gardoki
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that's a pretty good idea actually. thanks for the help


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stout
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That fractal case he sold me for 30 bucks just came in and it is literally new. Still has plastic on it and everything.



Pretty awesome!


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Mr Gardoki
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Good guy SG


Pendulum
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SG played LoL with me when I was a sucky noob. Having played LoL religiously for a year since then; I now realize just how big a sacrifice that must have been.


Just joining the mob.

whenever friends ask me if they should buy LoL; I'm always weary bc I dont want to even play with them until they are like 3 months seasoned.
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brucevilanch
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dizerik


I appreciate the pics that you sent me. The envelope was open when it got here though.


Oh, I ordered a fx 8350. Can't wait to over clock and benchmark it.
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