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This Will be my first build but I'm stuck on choosing ram

MOBO GA-F2A85XM-D3H http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4383#sp
AMD APU A10-5800k

i was looking at 2400mhz but Gigabytes RAM list said "2400 only one DIMM per channel supported" I don't really understand what that means even after reading through some of the forums. I want to run 8GB if not more depending on my budget. and what does this mean for upgrading in the future PDF link download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Memory/mb_memory_ga-f2a85xm-d3h.pdf
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That mobo has two, dual-channel DIMM setups. What that quote means is that you can only have one stick of ram TOTAL between both white sltos and the same for the blue. So, if using two sticks of 2400 ram you would need one in a blue slot and one in a white slot. I would recommend getting 1866 RAM and putting both in the same channel. Because of a whole bunch of technical crap, a computer runs better/smoother using dual-channel RAM than single-channel. Overall, I think two sticks of 1866 in dual-channel mode would be the best performance. One note on that: both sticks of ram have to be identical if using dual-channel mode.

Go here....the Mushkin and the G.Skill Sniper have great reviews. Especially with the APU you've selected, this fast ram will go a long way.
 
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WD Caviar Green 2TB Intel 320 Series 80GB LITEON DVD Burner Full custom WC Loop 
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Windows 7 Enterprise - 64 Bit LG Flatron W2061TQ Razer Blackwidow Expert Ultra X3 1000W 
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AMD FX4100 Gigabyte 78LMT-USB3 XFX R7 260X 2x4GB Ripjaws X 1333MHz 
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