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so it just helps with accessing the game but not actually playing it?...i could still see the benefit in that..so because of the less gigs for the money, is it wise to get a HDD too?...like i said, pretty much the only things im gonna have are games..probably not even that many...also, i was looking into Phoriver's post and saw he suggested 4gb of ram...is 4 enough? or should i go ahead and invest in 6?
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I'd personally say use the money used to get the SSD to get a better GPU. This is a gaming build after all.
 
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You could get a system with an x6 black edition, SSD, 8GB RAM, overclocking-ready parts, for around $900 before rebates. See: xd Megalodon AMPLIFIED (Whatever's not in stock should be back up soon enough)

You can use this as a baseline. Also I'll have to disagree with the 3x2GB suggestion, AMD does not support triple channel. Which means the RAM will be forced into single channel. Which means.... there goes a huge chunk of potential performance. 2 DIMMs or 4 DIMMs in 4GB or 8GB config is best.
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so it just helps with accessing the game but not actually playing it?...i could still see the benefit in that..so because of the less gigs for the money, is it wise to get a HDD too?...like i said, pretty much the only things im gonna have are games..probably not even that many...also, i was looking into Phoriver's post and saw he suggested 4gb of ram...is 4 enough? or should i go ahead and invest in 6?
4 is definitely enough, I run games fine even with itunes and chrome open (chrome with 15+ tabs)
 
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You could get a system with an x6 black edition, SSD, 8GB RAM, overclocking-ready parts, for around $900 before rebates. See: xd Megalodon AMPLIFIED (Whatever's not in stock should be back up soon enough)

You can use this as a baseline. Also I'll have to disagree with the 3x2GB suggestion, AMD does not support triple channel. Which means the RAM will be forced into single channel. Which means.... there goes a huge chunk of potential performance. 2 DIMMs or 4 DIMMs in 4GB or 8GB config is best.
Well, he just said 6GB. He could have meant 2+2+1+1 unlikely!
 
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Yeah 4gb is fine for gaming, you would only need more for stuff like video encoding... but I do a lot of encoding and it works okayish.. lol. Anyone wanna donate me another 4gb???
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Well... he provided a link that went to 3x2GB kits
4GB is fine for most tasks actually, even gaming. 8GB can be a big improvement for video encoding, but I find you really don't ever need more than that.
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thanks for all the help...i think ive decided on amd build with an SSD and 4gb ram...now the question...why get a 6-core instead of quad?...is six necessary atm or is that more in preparation for games down the road?...to what extent do the benefits of 6 outweigh that of the quads?
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Well... he provided a link that went to 3x2GB kits
4GB is fine for most tasks actually, even gaming. 8GB can be a big improvement for video encoding, but I find you really don't ever need more than that.

Me.. no way. 2x2gb ripjaw cas8 1333.
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thanks for all the help...i think ive decided on amd build with an SSD and 4gb ram...now the question...why get a 6-core instead of quad?...is six necessary atm or is that more in preparation for games down the road?...to what extent do the benefits of 6 outweigh that of the quads?
Well it's mainly for down the road but i noticed that you mentioned bf3 and since bc2 uses more than 4 cores I imagine bf3 will too. Also, the thubans seem to overclock a bit better than the denebs.
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