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lol don't listen to anybody related to alienware.
8GB is more than enough for any game. even 4gb is enough. but it's always good to have breathing room, so 8gb is nice.
haha alright. But is the spec worth buying? Think it can max out games in graphics with no FPS problems?
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haha alright. But is the spec worth buying? Think it can max out games in graphics with no FPS problems?

depends on the price biggrin.gif

it should be able to max out most games with no problems
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depends on the price

it should be able to max out most games with no problems
Hmm i thought it would be able to max out all games..

Anyway what do you think this would cost in the states?
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haha alright. But is the spec worth buying? Think it can max out games in graphics with no FPS problems?
I recently had a stick of my 6GB kit die on me so I was only running on 4GB. I noticed zero decrease in performance on some of the most demanding games like Metro 2033.

I didn't even notice a stick of my RAM was dead until I was looking at my system specs one day and saw that it said 4 GB instead of 6. For all I know that stick had been dead for a week or two. I noticed no difference in how the computer ran.

4 GB is plenty for gaming. You only need more if you are doing professional level 3D work, video editing etc. 8 GB might show some slight improvement in performance but you would probably see a better increase in performance if you put that money towards a better 3D card instead of more RAM. The 3D card is usually the most important piece on a gaming computer.
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I recently had a stick of my 6GB kit die on me so I was only running on 4GB. I noticed zero decrease in performance on some of the most demanding games like Metro 2033.

I didn't even notice a stick of my RAM was dead until I was looking at my system specs one day and saw that it said 4 GB instead of 6. For all I know that stick had been dead for a week or two. I noticed no difference in how the computer ran.

4 GB is plenty for gaming. You only need more if you are doing professional level 3D work, video editing etc. 8 GB might show some slight improvement in performance but you would probably see a better increase in performance if you put that money towards a better 3D card instead of more RAM. The 3D card is usually the most important piece on a gaming computer.

What is the 3d card? and thanks
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Hmm i thought it would be able to max out all games..

Yes, for the most part.

But then there are games that are poorly optimized for the PC (i.e. GTA IV relies on the CPU mostly and most systems cannot max that, Metro 2033 poorly implemented DirectX11 which makes it harder to max out, etc)
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It's an okay-ish cooler, as noted before, not so great for overclocking.

Seeing you've got a 2600k I suggest you get something a bit better performing since it's a great CPU for overclocking.

The Noctua D-14, Thermalright Silver Arrow are the 2 top cooler out there ATM (roughly!) But also pretty pricy.

The Cooler Master hyper 212+ and the Scythe Mugen 2 are 2 of the best budget coolers and will cool your CPU just fine as well.

Good luck and don't hesitate to ask anything else.
I agree, the hyper212+ is an AMAZING cooler for the price.
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What is the 3d card? and thanks
Sorry for the double post if I did, but a 3d card is like an nvidia GTX 260.
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like a few other people mentioned, good for low profile, wouldn't use it for anything like a gaming rig though.
    
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