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  1. #16
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    Re: New budget gaming PC build

    Looking to order the ram next week when I get paid. Recent price changes on pricespy has pointed me towards this kit/stick: http://www.technologycentre.co.nz/product/i/276129.html

    It's ECC ram, and AFAIK, my motherboard does support it, but will the CPU? And is that a single stick or 2 or 4 sticks? It's a little hazy on details so I'm unsure.

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    Re: New budget gaming PC build

    Check before you order, that RAM price looks suspect. EEC, Registered and with Parity usually is way more expensive than standard parts as they are made for mission-critical servers where data integrity is paramount.

    Newegg seems to point this towards this is specific for supermicro servers.

    Just check and also check that registered and parity is supported by your motherboard.

  3. #18
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    Re: New budget gaming PC build

    The motherboard supports it, the manual and the online specifications all say it does. I looked up a 12GB kit of the same model (3x4GB), and it says as long as your motherboard supports ECC then it'll be fine. I think.

    http://shopper.cnet.com/ram-random-a...-33516285.html

    The shop is fine, they supply my school, my work with hardware, so I highly doubt that the price is wrong.

  4. #19
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    Re: New budget gaming PC build

    best im aware your cpu can support unbuffered eec ram

    ie not the registered stuff
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  5. #20
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    Re: New budget gaming PC build

    P5Q Deluxe
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    8 GB OCZ
    60 GB Vertex drive
    ATI 5850
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  6. #21
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    Re: New budget gaming PC build

    Alright, turns out that that DDR3 ECC ram was bit too cheap, price for it has been corrected. I figured it's best to go with a good brand (finally), and I've got this Corsair XMS3 1333MHZ 2X2GB Kit for about $140 NZD with free shipping. I have the 3x2GB kit for my i7 build, and I'm pretty happy with it

    http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...sp?partid=8664

  7. #22
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    Re: New budget gaming PC build

    What do you want ECC ram for?

    Thats only really needed for servers

  8. #23
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    Re: New budget gaming PC build

    It was cheap :P Cheaper than the good non ECC ram. Well, it was, but there turned out to actually be a pricing issue. As long as my motherboard and CPU supported it, I would have gone along with it.

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    Re: New budget gaming PC build

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    I don't think I've ever had a RAM issue that would have been fixed by ECC.
    </off topic>

    You're going to have space issues on that HDD most likely. You might try finding on ebay a new in box drive coming out of Japan or Austrailia (if I have my geography right). Then you could look at getting a more generic disk drive and relying on CD images.
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