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Since some people have been suggesting full builds, I'll go ahead and add some info. For my budget, I'm trying to keep it under $1,000 (the further, the better). I don't need an HDD, I'll be re-using the 1TB from my current rig. I'll be doing some moderate overclocking on the cpu, but nothing too crazy. Just a nice, stable bump for gaming. I'm leaning towards 16GB RAM for the future. I know it isn't really necessary atm, but in a few years 8GB may not be enough and DDR3 could get expensive once DDR4 becomes the norm. Also, I went ahead and bought a GTX 970, so no need to suggest GPU's. Thanks for all the feedback.

I would stick with 8GB. By the time people will need more than 8GB of ram, you will have a totally different mobo and CPU.

And besides, who freaking cares. If 16GB is important to you, then all you gotta do is pick up an extra 8GB on some super sale during the holiday season and save yourself a few extra bucks.


Personally I would just save the money so that later on you can just upgrade your system to meet the needs of future gaming.
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I know it isn't really necessary atm, but in a few years 8GB may not be enough and DDR3 could get expensive once DDR4 becomes the norm.

lol there'd be millions of DDR3 kits out there.

I wouldn't buy the suggested CX500 PSU it's not very good and doesn't suit the quality of your build.
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No it didn't. DDR2 and DDR3 were priced similarly. And even in a worst-case scenario, demand will dictate the prices. And going with 8GB now doesn't mean you can't buy another 8GB if 8GB isn't enough.
That's weird, I specifically remember wanting to buy an extra 4 GB DDR2 a few years back and seeing how much more expensive it was than DDR3....
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If you really want 16GB, we can't stop you. I tried running 6GB for a while to see how far I could overclock my memory. I reached 2050MHz with 8-9-8-22 1T timings, but my system didn't feel as smooth as it did with 12GB so I went back. I never bothered trying 8GB.

Regardless of your choice, you won't have to build another computer for several years. And you won't need 16GB for several years.
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That's weird, I specifically remember wanting to buy an extra 4 GB DDR2 a few years back and seeing how much more expensive it was than DDR3....

Wellllll thats all fine and dandy, but you also seem to be forgetting when DDR2 was basically free. When everyone swapped over to DDR3, companies were trying to rid their current stock of DDR2 for like a month before prices stabilized.

And from what I understand about the upcoming skylake is that it will be able to support ddr3 or 4 depending on your mobo. This could have changed, but that was the last bit of info I know about it.

It kind of sort of makes some sense because places like samsung will still have to make DDR3 ram for laptops and small devices for a while to come.

I really do not see DDR3 being completely outdated until Christmas time of next year.
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Well, I guess I'll trust you guys and hope that DDR3 drops in price in the future in case I need to pick up more.
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I wouldn't expect DDR3 prices to drop much, if at all. In a year to year and a half, I expect DDR4 prices to be more in line with DDR3 prices as manufacturers ramp up supply to meet demand.

You don't have to follow everything we suggest to the letter. Consider the builds we come up with more of guides than anything else and pick and choose what you like. Ultimately your opinion matters more than ours.
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I wouldn't expect DDR3 prices to drop much, if at all. In a year to year and a half, I expect DDR4 prices to be more in line with DDR3 prices as manufacturers ramp up supply to meet demand.

You don't have to follow everything we suggest to the letter. Consider the builds we come up with more of guides than anything else and pick and choose what you like. Ultimately your opinion matters more than ours.

They will. IDK if anyone has been watching DDR3 prices, but they have come down a lot already. They are basically what they were before samsung decided to leave the desktop market.

Everyone has almost recovered from samsung obliterating the ram market. Give it a few more months and you will probably see 16GB kits around the 75 mark and 32GB kits around the 175/180 mark.

I would not at all be surprised if a smart and diligent shopper could pick up a 16GB kit for 50 bucks over the holidays.
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post #29 of 31
The i5 is enough. I can turn off HT and I cannot even tell gaming unless I benchmark.

When benching you will have i7 envy.

The 4790k is more likely to get 4.6-5ghz oc.

As long as the i7 price difference isnt holding back the money to spend on a gpu go for it.

I only run 8gb of 2400mhz ram in both my gaming rigs. 8gb is still enough and my gskil 2400 cl10 are only $65 for 2x4gb.
G.SKILL Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-231-587
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Hi, if you just gaming go for i5 4690K tongue.gif. If you recoard and upload a video on Youtube, Photoshop, live Twitch, go for the i7 4790K. thumb.gif
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