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my new system

***MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131318

***CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103249

***GPU
ATI-4850

at the moment im not sure how much ram i need. the ill have vista, the most ram intensive thing i do is play games. the mobo ddr standard is 1066 but im an avid OCer so i figured i'd bump it up a little. for what i use it for, what would be more important for my uses, 2GB @ DDR 1200 or 4GB @ 1066?

and im also aware of the 32 vs 64bit issue with ram size
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post #2 of 8
2x1G does games well. If you do go 64 bit the DDR2 2x2g modules are still inexpensive so that would be a consideration.

Many members recommend these DDR2 1066 for 2x2G modules, and for $90, not to shabby.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke View Post
2x1G does games well. If you do go 64 bit the DDR2 2x2g modules are still inexpensive so that would be a consideration.

Many members recommend these DDR2 1066 for 2x2G modules, and for $90, not to shabby.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166
I agree, i just bought that set and i am now trying to sell it (upgraded to some DDR3 instead).
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post #4 of 8
Crapolla, I just noticed that RAM is optimized for Intel systems

The OCZ Plats are good stuff too
$86 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227298
    
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as it is now, i found a great uATX mobo ASUS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131318
it supports AM2+, 140w for the cpu, its even got esata but i think im going to wait just a little longer and hopefully someone throws some DDR3 support on a uATX. i really need to be responsible and save some case for a deposit on a house. thanks for the help so far.

for the sake of argument, how much ram do current games take up? what are you guys seeing?
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DDR3 won't come until the new AM3 45nu Phenoms hit the market.
    
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post #7 of 8
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dang!!!! oh well, im going to sit on this then
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3x OCZ Agility 3 60GB (RAID-0 on Rocket RAID 27... Corsair H-80 core win-7 Seagate 750 Gold 
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke View Post
Crapolla, I just noticed that RAM is optimized for Intel systems

The OCZ Plats are good stuff too
$86 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227298
I ran that ram (gskill) in my Athlon X2 no prob. Got it up to 950mhz before the cpu had a heart attack frikkin amd low overclocks :'(
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