OC3D @ i45 Spring Event

i45 Intro

OC3D @ i45 Spring Event 

Introduction

Since we first started going along to Insomnia it has really exploded into an enormous event, drawing the creme-de-la-creme of gamers along to test their mettle against each other.

As always we are at the current one, the i45 Spring Event, and we're going to give you a taste of the things you're missing by not being there yourself. The main event room has a large countdown for the beginning of the event. The anticipation grew with every passing second, and when the timer hit zero the electricity was palpable.

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Once the introductions are out of the way and gaming commences, the big teams entertain the crowd with individual monitors showing each player, and the large screens showing the best of the current action.

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29-04-2012, 18:43:11

Cram
Hi all i was just reading the asus motherboard P8Z77-V Deluxe user guide and in there it says that this motherboard does not support DIMMs made up of 512Mb (64MB) chips or less (Memory chip capacity counts in Megabit, 8 Megabit/Mb = 1 Megabyte/MB).

So my Question is which ram would you buy?

All help welcome

29-04-2012, 19:31:16

S_I_N
best look on the ram compatability list on Asus's site. I watched a video a lil bit ago where they claim they now are using future spec from intel for an upcoming change in chip design that allows more bandwidth. This vid said when they did their testing on the Z77 boards they used 2800 speed for all testing as a norm without any difficulties.

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1155/P8Z77-V_DELUXE/P8Z77-V-DELUXE-QVL-0405.pdf

29-04-2012, 19:46:20

Cram


best look on the ram compatability list on Asus's site. I watched a video a lil bit ago where they claim they now are using future spec from intel for an upcoming change in chip design that allows more bandwidth. This vid said when they did their testing on the Z77 boards they used 2800 speed for all testing as a norm without any difficulties.

http://dlcdnet.asus....XE-QVL-0405.pdf




Thank you sin, I was looking at these what do you think http://www.crucial.c...1A62B7DA5CA7304 and these [url="http://www.shop.bt.com/products/corsair-memory-16gb--4x4gb--vengeance-performance-ddr3-1600mhz-cl9-7DNR.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product+search&utm_content=RR00"]http://www.shop.bt.com/products/corsair-memory-16gb--4x4gb--vengeance-performance-ddr3-1600mhz-cl9-7DNR.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product+search&utm_content=RR00[/url]

29-04-2012, 20:42:47

S_I_N
the vengance over the balistics mainly due to cost difference the 2x8gb kit is twice the 4x4gb kit. But both are great ram. But question knowing that the board you picked will do up to 2800 speed why get 1600???

30-04-2012, 03:08:19

Josh Weston


the vengance over the balistics mainly due to cost difference the 2x8gb kit is twice the 4x4gb kit. But both are great ram. But question knowing that the board you picked will do up to 2800 speed why get 1600???



You begin to pay a premium when you go above 1600, and, unless you're really into your rendering etc, I doubt you'll see much difference from 1600 RAM. A decent set of 1600 RAM can usually be overclocked a little higher, anyway.

30-04-2012, 03:21:05

I Hunta x
My first question is do you even need 16gb of RAM?

If something other than "100% yes because ....." then something like this would be a better choice imo.

[url="http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory+-+RAM/DDR3/Dual+Channel+-+%281600MHz%29/8GB+Mushkin+Enhanced+Blackline+Frostbyte+%23996995+%282x4GB%29+1600+%28PC3-12800%29+240-Pin+DDR3+SDRAM+CAS+9-9-9-24+1.5V+?productId=44336"]http://www.aria.co.u...productId=44336[/url]

30-04-2012, 08:15:57

Cram






Hiya is that ram 1024 x 64 or is it 512 x 64

30-04-2012, 15:50:22

Cram


You begin to pay a premium when you go above 1600, and, unless you're really into your rendering etc, I doubt you'll see much difference from 1600 RAM. A decent set of 1600 RAM can usually be overclocked a little higher, anyway.




Your absolutely correct, especially when your looking for 1024Mb X 64 ram :banghead:

30-04-2012, 16:04:19

The_Protocol
Yes, what are you actually using the rig in question for? Unless you're gaming at huge resolutions or doing extreme rendering/ editing work then there is no reason to buy anything other than value RAM. I'd vouch for 2GB 1333Mhz CL9 Crucial Rendition at 7 a stick.

In the event someone is upset about spending a fortune on 8 sticks of 4GB 2133Mhz after reading the above, let me say that I have personally tested RAM frequency and latency and a whole multiplier bump or CAS increment decrease (eg. CL9 to CL8) will only earn you an extra 0.02pts under Cinebench R11.5 x64. tested on a 1090T and Formula IV with 2x 4GB of 1333Mhz CL9 Corsair.

01-05-2012, 08:39:02

magicc8ball
Hell I bought some mushkin black line ridgebacks 2000mhz 8gig kit for 79.99 usd. It is CAS 9 so it will be plenty fast for what I do.

As others have stated when you get up to the 2133 you will be spending at least a 100 for a decent 8 gig kit and if you really want some nice ram be prepared to spend in upwards of 140 on up usd.
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