Napoleon the Clown wrote:Tritio wrote:Thanks for the replies. I'll reconsider the PSU if a Coolmaster is decent enough.
Is it a good idea to downgrade the RAM? The Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9 is priced at $185 (compared to $249 for the 1866 CL9).
Any recommendations for the Motherboard?
I got the price lists in Sim Lim Square (the most well known electronics place in Singapore) from the following website:
Sample of price list I used (400KB .pdf):
http://pricewatch.vr-zone.com/cms/price ... %20aug.pdf
PS: @ Mr Bean, ooh, you lived in Singapore? How long and when?
You're unlikely to notice a difference between 1600 and 1866, to be honest. Save yourself the nearly sixty bucks and go with the 1600. By the time the speed is going to have any impact whatsoever the prices will have dropped considerably.
I'm going to echo what Napoleon said and say just get the 1600. I have the same basic setup (i7-2600k, 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600, P8P67 Deluxe) and I have yet to have any performance issues with anything. After setting up the BIOS so the RAM is actually running at 1600, the CPU gets overclocking to 4.3 GHz, too. Seeing as it's the one I have, I'm rather partial to the Deluxe, but anything in the P8P67 line is good. You just need to determine what your connectivity needs are, since I'm pretty sure that's the only thing that sets the different P8P67 models apart.