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Originally Posted by bbaseballboy1234;11867387 
Wow guys come on. For gaming, you dont need anymore than 4gb. Games dont even take more than 3gb on my system, even bc2. Only reason I would get 6gb is for very heavy photo editing and maybe 8gb? for videos. But anything over 6gb is basically overkill, no performance gains, just more memory which doesn't benefit you at all.
Its all about speed and timing

Tom's did an article looking at RAM usage and you'd be surprised, they saw performance increases all the way up to 8GB in some cases.
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i started with 8gig now im at 12gig... im from the land of

MOAR!

lol

sometime i go to MORDOR and get MOAR!
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer;11867607 
Tom's did an article looking at RAM usage and you'd be surprised, they saw performance increases all the way up to 8GB in some cases.

Link please?

This? http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,2778-8.html
Edited by Derp - 1/2/11 at 5:06pm
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Fools think more ram makes your computer faster or something.Don't bother with hyper thread or with triple channel for a gaming pc.4gb is plenty.
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Originally Posted by Fletcherea;11866546 
There's your answer pretty much.

If its a gaming rig there really isn't any reason in my eyes to justify the price on an i7 setup, triple channel memory, hyperthreading, all going to waste(100 bucks or so for the hyper, 40+'ish for the extra 2gigs of ram)

This is also coming from a person who finds his current gaming machine good enough for him, whereas others would find it lacking. It's not going to waste either because you can clearly see it in the graphics and how pretty the games are.

An i7's price is more than justified too. As is the pricing for a Phenom II X6. DDR3 ram isn't that expensive anymore, dual or triple channel. Heck I remember trying to save that extra dollar for shipping when a 2x2GB set of 1333mhz ram was $100. Now it's half that for most brands. It's cheaper than DDR2 to be honest. a 2x1GB set of DDR2 800 cost as much as a 2x2GB set of DDR3 1333. They're saving money more than you probably are.
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I'm still deciding on the board and other components but I got the i7-970 through Intel's Retail purchase program. Its overkill, sure, but I could not pass up the deal. So It will be a 1366 board, and I planned for the 6GB in 2x3, but the last upgrade I did (admittedly quite a while back) suggested extra RAM was a real value, so I wanted to check out other RAM options. In triple channel, it seems that the next step from 6GB is to 12GB (too expensive) but staying in dual channel 8GB wasn't too unreasonable. I'm still leaing in the 6GB direction but thought I'd look for some extra input. This industry moves WAY too fast!
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Originally Posted by manchesterutd81;11867622 
i started with 8gig now im at 12gig... im from the land of

MOAR!

lol

sometime i go to MORDOR and get MOAR!

2x4+2x2? Interesting.
 
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