I changed the ram and case due to local availability, so now the specs are:
mobo: GIGABYTE GA-F2A78M-D3H
case: Cooler Master K280
ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 1600
apu: AMD A8-7600
hdd: WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB
I hear what you guys are saying, thanks for the advice. I like the idea of going with faster ram, but, the only way to get it is to go up to 2x4gb (they don't sell faster ram with just a single 4gb chip, and there isn't the budget to go up to 8gb. Some day it can jump from 4gigs of 1600 ram to 8 or 16 of 2133, so that's a good upgrade for some day.
EDIT: Well, perhaps I could afford these: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2133 What do you guys think between these 2 ram possibilities? Would it be a noticeable improvement?
Well, those rams were not on the QVL for the motherboard, and the motherboard wasn't on the QVL for the g.skill ram.
All the 1866 ram that is on the QVL for the motherboard (and is available for purchase around here and isn't much much more expensive than the 1600 ram)
will only run at 1600 on this motherboard/APU combo anyways.
So I'm going to go with this 1600 ram that is on the supported list, and I will go with 8 gigs instead of my original 4. (I'm not even sure if it will run at 1333 or 1600 though, but the 1333 isn't cheaper anyway.)
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
Edited by bludshot, 08 October 2014 - 09:51 PM.