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Help choosing RAM for new Piledriver build please

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Hey guys,

I'm in the process of picking up parts for my new Piledriver build and I would like some advice on RAM selection. This setup will mostly be used for Work, gaming, very mild photo editing, and Netflix. The main reason I'm putting this together is because my C2D setup I am running now is starting to show its age with some of the newer games redface.gif.

Currenty these are the parts I have for the new setup:

CPU: FX-6300

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3

SSD: OCZ 128GB

Cooler: Corsair H80

PSU ThermalTake Tough Power 850w

Case: NZXT Phantom

I have yet to purchase a video card or RAM. And I was hoping for some pros/cons of different RAM choices. Mainly cause it has been a while since I've done all this and also because I am still a bit fuzzy on the different timings etc for RAM. Thanks in advance everyone!
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Patriot Viper Extreme Western Digital Caviar RE2 Liteon 24x CD/DVD RW Corsair H80 
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Windows 7  Samsung Logitech Themaltake Tough Power 850w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom Logitech TekMat Creative 5.1 
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E8400 @ 4.00 Asus P5q Pro Turbo PNY Quadro FX4600 Corsair Dominator (4x1gb) 
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cant go wrong with a set of G.skill and their lifetime warranty! ripjawsx 1866mhz or around that are a good bet!
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Originally Posted by d1nky View Post

cant go wrong with a set of G.skill and their lifetime warranty! ripjawsx 1866mhz or around that are a good bet!

Awesome thanks, any ideas on how much RAM I should install? In my sig rig I am running 4gb and it does ok. but the whole idea behind this new setup is to get me something that will last for the next few years without an issue.
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Patriot Viper Extreme Western Digital Caviar RE2 Liteon 24x CD/DVD RW Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7  Samsung Logitech Themaltake Tough Power 850w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom Logitech TekMat Creative 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 4.00 Asus P5q Pro Turbo PNY Quadro FX4600 Corsair Dominator (4x1gb) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital RE2 500GB Lite-On DVD/RW Rocketfish Air Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7  Samsung Logitech Themaltake Tough Power 850w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom Logitech TekMat Creative 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 4.00 Asus P5q Pro Turbo PNY Quadro FX4600 Corsair Dominator (4x1gb) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital RE2 500GB Lite-On DVD/RW Rocketfish Air Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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Awesome thanks, any ideas on how much RAM I should install? In my sig rig I am running 4gb and it does ok. but the whole idea behind this new setup is to get me something that will last for the next few years without an issue.
8 g of ram will last a long while for gaming.
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Awesome, Thanks for the fast replies guys. +rep for the two of you!
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RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Patriot Viper Extreme Western Digital Caviar RE2 Liteon 24x CD/DVD RW Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7  Samsung Logitech Themaltake Tough Power 850w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom Logitech TekMat Creative 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 4.00 Asus P5q Pro Turbo PNY Quadro FX4600 Corsair Dominator (4x1gb) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital RE2 500GB Lite-On DVD/RW Rocketfish Air Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 32" LCD  Logitech wireless Thermaltake 600W Antec 300 
MouseAudio
Logitech wireless Creative T6160 5.1 
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HELLFIRE
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Ivory Tower
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-6300  GA-990FXA-UD3 EVGA GTX650Ti Boost EVGA GTX650Ti Boost 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Patriot Viper Extreme Western Digital Caviar RE2 Liteon 24x CD/DVD RW Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7  Samsung Logitech Themaltake Tough Power 850w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom Logitech TekMat Creative 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 4.00 Asus P5q Pro Turbo PNY Quadro FX4600 Corsair Dominator (4x1gb) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital RE2 500GB Lite-On DVD/RW Rocketfish Air Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 32" LCD  Logitech wireless Thermaltake 600W Antec 300 
MouseAudio
Logitech wireless Creative T6160 5.1 
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