More RAM doesn't equal a better quality video. The video file is on the hard drive and, when needed by the CPU, the needed bits move to the RAM and finally the CPU. More RAM may equal a faster render, but that depends on how the program utilizes the RAM. Windows 7 and 8 also manage the RAM a bit differently by loading some programs in it to increase speed. To further increase speed, I would go for a large SSD. I currently have 16GB of RAM with Zune, Raptr, File Explorer, ten windows open in IE 64-bit, Windows Live Mail, and Steam going, so far, only 4GB of memory is being used.
With alt-tab and games, unless the games are native 64-bit, they are limited to 4GB of address space. Moreover, not all games support alt-tabbing flawlessly, some may introduce graphical artifacts, some may have reduced stability, some may simply not allow alt-tabbing at all.
With GPU's, it is usually best go for a single high-end GPU, then add another one later on, preferably once the model you already have goes EOL.
Thanks again for repling.
It was not my intention for it to sound like the more RAM i have the better the Video will become. That of course it not the case.
The extra RAM is just so I am able to do thing while a video is rendering, and not make the final move 'skip/jolt' during playback, which trickles down to the cause of why the movie would come out to a bigger size if this occurs.
Furthermore, other than the overall RAM to be used and GPU (thank you for the tid-bit about that, that was also something i considered, solves my concern on that), here is whats left to consider:Case:
Needs to stay cool (probably going with one that can have a few decent ones attached to the frame) since the room the computer is in, tends to get overly hot. Also, to not have to deal with overheating issues in the future. (IE: when a second GPU is installed)Case Fans:
Haven't searched for these in some time as well, any suggestions?Ram:
Any suggestion on which Manufacturer to look into for the higher end sets? Whichever I go with will be what i use to max out the system (should it be 32GB, 64GB, et cetra)Power Supply:
This obviously has to rate at the correct watts to work with the GPU; how much would you recommend going over the suggested amount, to insure that there is no power issues (this can be replaced later, should adding a second card require the additional power)
This is all i can thing about at the moment, will add more if i am able.
~Thank again for taking the time
When the motherboard states this: (as shown on newegg.com of product page)
8×240pin DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066
This entails that the DDR3 2400 RAM can be used when the board is OverCharged, correct?
Edited by daic, 03 September 2012 - 06:34 PM.