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June 13, 2013 8:52:44 AM

Hello im completely lost when choosing the memory for my music production build was wondering any genuine people out there to help my solution im looking to spend 80-150 max, should i go for ddr3 1600, 2400 or 3000???

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June 13, 2013 9:00:53 AM

1600 will be more than enough for music production.
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June 13, 2013 9:04:22 AM

robthatguyx said:
1600 will be more than enough for music production.


Thanks maybe it is enough was kinda looking for the best one to purchase
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June 13, 2013 9:20:22 AM

Your motherboard, CPU, and CPU cooler will define what kind of RAM you can use.

For a modern system, an 8gb or 16gb DDR3-1600 kit from G.Skill, Corsair, or Mushkin would probably be best.

I personally like G.Skill's ARES series of RAM because they are low profile and won't conflict with big CPU coolers.
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June 13, 2013 9:23:49 AM

What CPU and mobo? OCed? What mixing software do you use - there's a lot that can play into mixing?
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June 13, 2013 9:51:22 AM

subasteve5800 said:
Your motherboard, CPU, and CPU cooler will define what kind of RAM you can use.

For a modern system, an 8gb or 16gb DDR3-1600 kit from G.Skill, Corsair, or Mushkin would probably be best.

I personally like G.Skill's ARES series of RAM because they are low profile and won't conflict with big CPU coolers.


Great info dude!
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June 13, 2013 9:51:44 AM

Tradesman1 said:
What CPU and mobo? OCed? What mixing software do you use - there's a lot that can play into mixing?



Thanks for the help guys i was thinking about getting the AMD FX-9590 (once released) have to decide on mobo then, getting the Corsair Hydro H110 cooler, 512gb Crucial m4 ssd, 3tb seagate hdd, 1000W psu, Creative Sound Blaster Z soundcard, probably 680gtx card, and not sure about memory yet, would you suggest anything else guys?
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June 13, 2013 10:01:44 AM

The 512gb SSD is huge, but if you've got the cash feel free.

A 1000W PSU is also a bit over the top. Again, if you've got the cash feel free because it won't really hurt anything, but if you want to save some cash, you could get a 750W (or even 600W) PSU and still be fine. This Website is a good calculator to figure out how much power you actually need. Remember to get a quality PSU (Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, XFX, PC Power and Cooling, Silverstone are my favorites).

Any reason you chose AMD? These days, AMD CPUs are mainly used for lower end builds because they are cheaper. You have a lot of high end parts in your system so it seems like an odd choice. Of course, I'm not sure what programs you use so if you've looked and benchmarks and AMD beats Intel, ignore this paragraph.

I personally don't like those self contained water cooling kits. You can get an air cooler that works just as well for about the same price and you never have to worry about it leaking. That's just my preference though, a lot of people use them and love them.
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June 13, 2013 1:12:10 PM

Knowing your choice of mix software comes in handy, some can better utilize fast DRAM then others, some need more DRAM than others, even that CPU can play in, AMD doesn't handle DRAM as well as Intel, remember all the gype about the 8150 and 8350 and how they run 1866 'native' and turns out they (the high end FX CPUs) can actually handle 1 stick per channel of 1866, and their testing was done with 4 GB chips, 8GB total, which is a far cry from running a populated board with 32GB of 1866....
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