Originally Posted by glenquagmire
Yes see see that's what I am saying. It's not that I want to blow money or can't afford it...I want what I need to do what I want to the best of its ability. I game, will oc, and media center usage. May do stuff later but that's it for now.
2x8gb or 2x4GB 2x4GB is what I am trying to determine.
If you game and OC, then why settle? I do both myself. Immersed in a second full pass through Skyrim. If you're going to OC, there are degrees of that too, and in that case you will have better results with 2x8 rather than 4x4.
I personally ended up taking two steps in my DRAM part selection. Let me recount.
The first time I built a full AM3 system, I wasn't sure what I was doing so bought Snipers based mostly on cost and reviews. But they were 1600MHz whereas the board supports 2400MHz. Granted at the time I bought the Crosshair V, DRAM running at 2400 was much less common. Oh, and along the way I bought some 1600MHz Samsung memory because they were cheap and had some sort of mythic reputation. They turned out to be junk and I shipped them back. Now I have the TridentX and am pleased with them so far.
The fact of the matter is now is a good time to buy 2400MHz DRAM because the industry is pushing much faster speeds. If you are on Intel, you can go much much higher and spend beaucoup dollars too.
Hope this helps. Good luck.