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ok i found it it was @ 1.7v they were able to get 2400mhz and 2000 @ 1.6v http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...74&postcount=1
 
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http://blog.corsair.com/?p=65

Check this article 8gb might not be worthless for gaming after all... I would go with 8GB future proof and price for 8gb kit is really cheap now don't expect them to stay at same price range in one or two year from now.

For me playing video games,open up 16x or more firefox browser,watching videos,music at same time can easily hit 3.4gb mark. D
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very nice, so the decision has been made. I appreciate all the input and suggestions. Here is what is getting put on order this week, in case anyone wanted to know http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=11117889
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The more ram the merrier I say, especially for SSD peeps. Run a fat ramdisk and move all file caching/tempness to the ramdisk for the win.
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very nice, so the decision has been made. I appreciate all the input and suggestions. Here is what is getting put on order this week, in case anyone wanted to know http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=11117889
That's a VERY solid build. The PSU is strong enough for SLI in the future if you wanted too . Don't forget about a storage and backup drive though. I'm assuming you're planning on going RAID0 with those F3's. Just in case one dies, make sure anything stored on them is backed up .

Otherwise, that's a VERY solid build.
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yea was thinking of dropping one and adding in a c300 64gb ssd but was told the c400 is coming out soon so yea.
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On a side not about 8GB of RAM for gaming;

If you play several games on a daily basis (literally gaming almost 24/7) then 8GB may be worth it to someone because there is more available space to house those paged files/indexes without being moved to disk. They will load faster etc because they're already paged (in RAM). 4GB does the same thing, but will cycle games out more often and lose the page if there isn't enough RAM available for each individual game.
    
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most games tend to use 4GB or less.
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post #29 of 30
unless you're photoshopping or doing something that demands heavy ram usage... ur good with 4gb.
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It depends on how much ram you use. Open up task manager goto performance and click Resource Monitor. This will show your total ram usage. Just monitor it for a few days and see how much you use on avg. I was using 3.5 on avg so I switched to 8gb.
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