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July 18, 2013 4:02:59 PM

Hey all, 1st time poster here so be gentle.

I'm getting my uncle to build me a new PC and I have read to many forums and torn between them,

How much RAM do I actually need for what I do, I have two screens, I play any games from Mincraft to Crysis 3 to World of Warcraft, also I watch youtube videos or TV on the other screen or have a few tabs open like email ect, that's it,

I plan on also getting new screens and trying 3D, so like I said, how much RAM do I actually need, thanks for reading all.

P.S - not sure if this will help but to give most on what I will be getting might help, if any more info is needed I'll answer asap, thanks again all.

Intel Core i7-4770K S1150 3.5GHz 8MB Haswell Quad Core Processor Unlocked

Asus Z87M-PLUS S1150 Intel Z87 DDR3 mATX

Samsung 256GB 840 Pro Series SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 954MHz 3GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI Windforce 3X OC

Asus VG278HE 27 inch 3D Monitor 144Hz Rapid Refresh Rate

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July 18, 2013 4:13:16 PM

Budget?
I would recommend 16gb even though 8 gb will probably do well. Maybe get an 8gb kit now and later upgrade to 16
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July 18, 2013 5:03:31 PM

Steven511 said:
Hey all, 1st time poster here so be gentle.

I'm getting my uncle to build me a new PC and I have read to many forums and torn between them,

How much RAM do I actually need for what I do, I have two screens, I play any games from Mincraft to Crysis 3 to World of Warcraft, also I watch youtube videos or TV on the other screen or have a few tabs open like email ect, that's it,

I plan on also getting new screens and trying 3D, so like I said, how much RAM do I actually need, thanks for reading all.

P.S - not sure if this will help but to give most on what I will be getting might help, if any more info is needed I'll answer asap, thanks again all.

Intel Core i7-4770K S1150 3.5GHz 8MB Haswell Quad Core Processor Unlocked

Asus Z87M-PLUS S1150 Intel Z87 DDR3 mATX

Samsung 256GB 840 Pro Series SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Solid State Drive

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 954MHz 3GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI Windforce 3X OC

Asus VG278HE 27 inch 3D Monitor 144Hz Rapid Refresh Rate


8GB is more than enough to run the tasks which you have mentioned above. I'd say gettin the best GPU that's around is the better choice for better gaming experience. But i'd say go with 16GB, with 16GB you can run any games that may release in the next two years. 16GB is the right spot for any software's except high memory intensive apps.

Go with 2 x 8GB if you are going for 16GB or go with 2 x 4GB if you going for 8GB. Good luck with the upgrade. Cheers, mate!!

If you need any memory recommendation lemme knw.
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July 18, 2013 5:50:44 PM

Will probably want this to last a few years and mentioned gaming, games are becoming more memory centric and prob will continue to do so, in that regeard 8GB will suffice, but would suggest 16GB, rather than go 8 now and then possibly need more in the near term....With your current components (nice rig by the way), I'd suggest 1866 i a 2x8GB set...something like the GSkill Snipers 1866/CL9:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Great sticks that perform well and OC nicely to 2133 with little effort if so inclined.

Also would suggest picking up a regular platter type hard drive for redirecting temp, cache, etc to as well as storeage of non-static data, Keep the SSD strictly for OS and apps, continual writes to a SSD can shorten it's like
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