Posted 28 December 2015 - 08:30 PM
it all depends on what game hes playing and what kind of performance he wants.....most games today will run just fine on 4 gigs, with 8 being preferable. I have 16 personally. As far as cost it all depends on the type of ram, and what kind is dependent on the system he has. I cant really answer those questions without knowing the system in question. Typically, with gaming, your processor and graphics card are more important then the memory.
As far as for where, my favorite online retailers are www.newegg.com and www.tigerdirect.com. Neweggs always my number 1, they have the best variety and overall prices, but tigerdirect has some really really good sales.
Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit.
Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.
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