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I'm looking for a some RAM for my opty and biostar. I'm wanting more gaming performance than overclockablity. Any suggestions you guys have will be great.
 

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Originally Posted by kevin_tsoi2000

I'm looking for a some RAM for my opty and biostar. I'm wanting more gaming performance than overclockablity. Any suggestions you guys have will be great.

What GFX will you be running with this and how much do you have to spend?
 

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I'll eventually be running a 7800GT(maybe GTX if price looks good when I buy it). For price, give me the best there would be, remember, for gaming, not as much OCing, and then give me a bit less expensive but still fairly good choice.
 

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Originally Posted by kevin_tsoi2000

I'll eventually be running a 7800GT(maybe GTX if price looks good when I buy it). For price, give me the best there would be, remember, for gaming, not as much OCing, and then give me a bit less expensive but still fairly good choice.

I presume your going to be playing the latest games on this Eg. FEAR, Quake 4 etc?
If so your ram is going to make little or no difference to your frame rates, so I wouldn't go mad.
This G Skill is good quality, and low cost so should fit the bill nicely.
Either the tight timings:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231031
Or if you want to o/c a bit this will do DDR500, but is generally slower than the ram above at these timings.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231024

Get a couple of sticks and you should be good.
 

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Would you say a opty 144 would bottleneck a 7800GT?

Also, looking for any more suggestions. Thanks guys.
 

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just a guess but a 7800gt and an opty at say 2.3-2.4 would probably be a good match. either way dont worry too much about the bottleneck concept as you want the best you can buy even if the performance is limited slightly by another part (bottlenecking).
 

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For gaming 2 gig sets are better than 1 gig, as games such as bf2 already push 1 gig sets to their limits. Most people see a few fps increase in such games when upgrading to 2 gig sets and can eliminate their page files completely. However, the most important component in gaming is obviously your graphics card. So if buying great 1 gig sets of 2 gig sets will affect how much you have for your graphics card, then i would suggest a 1 gig stick of good ram and a better graphics card, then buy another stick later.
 

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Good information, but still didn't answer primary question, haha.

What is a good choice, brand and model wise, for gaming RAM?
 

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$200 for RAM is a tad bit high for me....I don't really like having RAM being more expensive than my CPU
Other suggestions?
 
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