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Need Help with RAM

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#1 gish11


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 01:43 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor 
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Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
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This is my build, i just have to decide on what type of RAM to use. I was thinking like an 8 GB ddr3-1600, but i just didnt know what was best. I want to play games and browse and stuff like that. It obviously needs to be compatible with the motherboard, and it would be nice if it was OC capable too. 

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 08:08 PM

G'day mate, 8GB of DDR3-1600 would do as purchasing higher speed ram will not benefit at all in terms of FPS in games and browsing the internet. :)

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#3 DJBPace07


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 06:41 AM

As Killer said, upping the speed on the RAM doesn't usually yield real-world increases in performance.  If you want to speed things up a bit, use an SSD to install your operating system and a few applications on leaving the old mechanical drive for everything else.



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