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need help choosing memory and Motherboard

hemaydee

62 months ago

Hello! so; i am running into a dilemma; i have an i3-4150 ... and i have 2 n00b questions. so. first of all; the memory frequency... i saw a pair of 4gb ddr3 2400 mhz for super cheap; from g skillz; ... can i use that with an i3-4150 ?? does it actually depends purely on the cpu or purely on the mobo or on both ? or should i go for 8gb of 1600 ddr3 @ 9 cas instead ?? im a bit lost.

Secondly... i bought already a wifi adapter ; and i was wondering if like mostly all mobos would have a pcie express thingy? do i need multiple pcie express to be sure ?

all i have so far that goes on these pcie so far i believe is my graphic card and that wifi adapter.. but ugh; im lost when it comes to the mobo. im scared of making the wrong choice.

This is what i currently got :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $123.50 @ Vuugo
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB FTW ACX Video Card $169.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Memory Express
Monitor BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $189.00 @ Canada Computers
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill N900PCE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $45.98 @ Newegg Canada
Keyboard Corsair K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $139.99 @ Memory Express
Mouse Mad Catz R.A.T. TE Wired Laser Mouse $79.95 @ Vuugo
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $793.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-11 01:18 EST-0500
i will update whats my build so far on here in a few... thx if you got some answer for me !

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

What memory you can use depends on what mother board you're using. Most boards come with several PCIe x1 slots (small slots), Graphics cards go in the larger 16x/8x/4x slots so you don't really have to worry about that.

Before you can make a determination on memory however you need to pick out a motherboard. Can't really recommend one without knowing what price point your looking at and what form factor.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

as far as the motherboard; i was thinking about the 100-150 price range...

this is somewhat what i wanted my final build to be

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $27.95 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $104.99 @ NCIX
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.98 @ Newegg Canada
Memory G.Skill Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $89.99 @ Memory Express
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $89.99 @ Canada Computers
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $82.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB FTW ACX Video Card $169.99 @ NCIX
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case $124.98 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Memory Express
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $17.65 @ Vuugo
Monitor BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $189.00 @ Canada Computers
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill N900PCE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $45.98 @ Newegg Canada
Keyboard Corsair K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $139.99 @ Memory Express
Mouse Mad Catz R.A.T. TE Wired Laser Mouse $79.95 @ Vuugo
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1346.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-11 03:10 EST-0500

** OFC im not picking 3 set of ram.. they were just the one i was debattng to get ... oh and. i know this isnt the best build ever either... but keep in mind i already had a few pieces and some i got huge rebates on... so the prices shown arent actually what ive paid for... overall i think ill be more than happy with what ill end up with... if not oh well ill change some stuff XD.. its my first build and im not like a crazy hardcore ultra settings bf4 gamer.. so definately. from what ive read this should be more than enough..

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I figured as much about the memory. =)

As for the motherboard it has some pretty mixed reviews but at that price range they all do so it's not a bad choice. Sometimes people attribute any issue with their pc down to the motherboard, On Newegg I read a 1egg review where the person in question tried to jam an 1155 processor into an 1150 socket.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

And as a rule the difference between 1600 and 2400 RAM is so small you won't be able to tell. If I'm using the correct naming, it is in the microseconds of difference and only noticeable under artificial benchmarks.

Get the 8Gb. G.Skill is an excellent RAM manufacturer.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

cool ! ive read alot and heard very good reviews for G.Skill; plus they have very attractive and aggressive pricing !!

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