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True, but doubling your RAM for an extra $50 +/- is actually a great deal.
what makes you think that ?? people just told you over 4gb and u wont notice a difference and they're right

$50 is worth "knowing" you have 8gb? because u certainly arent going to feel it

id rather take that $50 towards a better GPU, or hell, i'd rather pay some bills with it than waste it going from 4gb to 8gb
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Get 4gb of ram instead, speed isn't really important. Spend the extra budget on i5-2500k and a cpu fan and overclock it to 5ghz
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post #13 of 17
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Well it depends on what it is you are going to be doing with your build. ideo and Picture editting is going to be a lot smoother and easier with more than 4GB of RAM. I failed to mention that TD does not offer 4GB kits of the RAM I selected. Just 8GB, 12GB, and 16GB kits.

Yes for general use the average user will not use over 4GB of RAM. But you never know what the above average user is going to do with such a build.

As for a Better GPU, theres nothing wrong with a GTX570. The 580 is more than $50 higher in purchase price.

ALSO, as I stated this is a MID ranged system build. NOT high end.
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post #14 of 17
dude dont get so defensive, you asked what "we think" and now you're all stubborn and not taking any advice

go figure why did u make a thread if ur mind is set?
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Get 4gb of ram instead, speed isn't really important. Spend the extra budget on i5-2500k and a cpu fan and overclock it to 5ghz
I did not choose a aftermarket cooler because I was not sure if Socket 1156 would work with the new socket 1155. I was unsure if its just a different pin layout or if it was a whole different socket mounting setup.
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post #16 of 17
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I am actually not trying to be defensive. My apologies if it seems that way.

I was bored and popped into TD and kinda cranked a system out real quick making sure that the prices were not bank breaking and that all the hardware was compatible. Spent like 30min doing it. No biggie. I value all input. Yeah 4GB would be plenty for your average user and it would save your money. But we do have alot of Video and Photo editting people here in the site and thought I would give them an option with the thought that anything can be upgraded or downgraded depending on the user. Thus the reason for a Mid Ranged Sandy Bridge build.

Again my apologies if I came acrossed edefensive.
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post #17 of 17
Don't get a non "K" Sandy as they will not overclock. This is Intel's way of capitalizing on how many people took their i7's and ran with them.
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