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Yeah,throw some cheap-a** budget RAM in that build.There is no reason what-so-ever in today's RAM market to cheap out on a enthusiast's build.Take that budget RAM crap elsewhere...this is OCN.I wouldn't put 1333 CL9 RAM in my grandma's computer.Buy 8GB on sale-make sure it has tight timings whatever the speed you get.If it is 1333 CL7 that's fine.Make sure it is 1.5v or lower.
lol how about G.Skill DDR3 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 RipjawsX?[1.5v]they are good?
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Did any one mention the Corsair set that is 25% off?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145345
2x4GB 1600 CL9 for $99 then 25%off = 74.99 Shipped.

Seems stellar to me.
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Did any one mention the Corsair set that is 25% off?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145345
2x4GB 1600 CL9 for $99 then 25%off = 74.99 Shipped.

Seems stellar to me.
too bad they dont ship to my country >.>
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Grab some G.Skill Ecos, you don't have tall heatspreaders to get in the way of your CPU cooler, and they run lower voltages. They are about the same price and same speeds as the other RAM you can find.
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I have. In fact I am an active gamer and keep an eye on these from time to time.
If so, why did you use chat or music programs as examples? You should know they don't use that much memory.

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Alt-tab is used constantly, in fact most people run in windowed mode for that reason.
Windowed vs Full-screen use the same amount of memory.

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4gigs can be considered the "norm" when it comes to gaming, but it's definately bumping up against that swap file with more than just your game running.
Paging file is used by OS anyways even if there is avaliable memory.

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May not do it for everyone, but for most...absolutely. Mult-tasking and gaming (MMO's primarily) will rape 4gigs pretty fast on a 64 bit system.
For most, absolutely? That is highly doubtful.

I will give you that MMO's with 3rd party plugins can use up quite a bit though. However, if OP is playing such... he would probably already know.

What does OS have to do with your point?
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too bad they dont ship to my country >.>
ohh, sorry about that. G.skill is a great brand then. The Ecos are a very Popular choice.

Don't listen to those who say to cheap out on the ram, you havn't cheaped out on the rest of the build why would you do it in your Ram. Go with a 1600 or 1866 CL 9 or tighter and you'll be happy with it. I would also recommend the 2x4 kit opposed to a 2x2 kit. You wont have to replace them when you eventually fill the machine.
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If so, why did you use chat or music programs as examples? You should know they don't use that much memory.


Windowed vs Full-screen use the same amount of memory.


Paging file is used by OS anyways even if there is avaliable memory.


For most, absolutely? That is highly doubtful.

I will give you that MMO's with 3rd party plugins can use up quite a bit though. However, if OP is playing such... he would probably already know.

What does OS have to do with your point?
Obviously even as a moderator you want to argue. What does the OS have to do with it? *sigh* I'll just end with this... If your gaming, dont get enough to just get by, get what is going to last you for a while and not cause you any issues with whatever else you more than likely have running at the same time. All up to you though on that build, but having a MIVE...have some pride I kid of course.
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ohh, sorry about that. G.skill is a great brand then. The Ecos are a very Popular choice.

Don't listen to those who say to cheap out on the ram, you havn't cheaped out on the rest of the build why would you do it in your Ram. Go with a 1600 or 1866 CL 9 or tighter and you'll be happy with it. I would also recommend the 2x4 kit opposed to a 2x2 kit. You wont have to replace them when you eventually fill the machine.
how about G.Skill DDR3 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 RipjawsX?[1.5v]they are good?
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how about G.Skill DDR3 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 RipjawsX?[1.5v]they are good?
They're great RAM. I've got mine (4x2GB) at 2133, 9-11-9-24 right now. The 4GB sticks don't go quite as high, but you can easily tighten them down, or raise the speed to 1866 easy enough.

I've had nothing but good things to say about my RAM.
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allrite i am going for G.Skill DDR3 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 RipjawsX ok guys i am off its too late here gn everyone and thanks!
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