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Hay I'm planning on building a Intel rig, hopefully by the end of next month, and I want to make sure this is not a cheap ass build, as I usually do cheap out on loads of things..
ok so here we go.

MSI P67A-C45 <- I have no plan on going SLI, and this board has perfect features, however if there is another board with better features please list

Intel i5 2500k

and now I'm stuck on ram, I have no idea on what ram to get, I would like 8GB of memory at least, so could you guys possible help me out with that.

Note. Please don't link newegg links, as I am not from the US.
Also the budget is around £450 + more depending on the amount my old components sell for.
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Why exactly would you need 8 GB of ram? It seems a bit excessive and it can hinder your overclocks.
    
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I would get an Asus P67 board, they have the new bios that supports keyboard and mouse input as well as supporting hard drives above 3tb.

You don't need 8gb of memory if your only gaming, 4gig of it will go to waste almost 100% of the time you use the computer.
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What site do you prefer to use then?

As far as RAM just find a good set that fits your price range with decent timing. I would reconsider 8GB of RAM unless you do some serious multitasking / editing etc.
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I would get an Asus board, they have the new bios that supports keyboard and mouse input as well as supporting hard drives above 3tb.

You don't need 8gb of memory if your only gaming, 4gig of it will go to waste almost 100% of the time you use the computer.
The reason why I want 8GB is because I will be doing allot of video rending, plus the MSI boards support the new bios.

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go with an asus or gigabyte board over msi, Just my opinion

Mushkin redline ram is great or gskill ripjaws, make sure its dual channel ram ideally 1600mhz + with the lowest latency timmings you can find

Get a gtx 570 and clock it to 580 speeds
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The reason why I want 8GB is because I will be doing allot of video rending, plus the MSI boards support the new bios.
Alright, any ram with good timings would be good. I check to see if where you buy computer parts has any on sale.

As for brand I would probably go with g-skill as they generally make good quality ram.
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Why exactly would you need 8 GB of ram? It seems a bit excessive and it can hinder your overclocks.
I have 8 gigs in my SB build and my 2500k is sitting at 4.8gig...
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