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Looking for tips to finish build - which RAM do you recommend?

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August 30, 2013 5:51:38 PM

Hi Everyone,
I am trying to finish a desktop build.
Currently this is what I have:
Intel 4770k
Gigabyte Z87x-UD4H
OCZ vertex 450 SSD

I want to buy the following in this coming labor day weekend:
RAM (Currently have my eyes on Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8) 1866
Power supply: Corsair enthu. TX750M
Cooling: NZXT Kraken x40
HD: a 1 TB 7200 rpm that is cheap

I'm looking for the community input on how to save money and still get same value.
Especially on the RAM.
* I might be overclocking
** I want it to run games well but at the moment will not buy a GPU (Waiting for XMAS deals)

Any input will be welcome.
Thanks and have a nice weekend :) 

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August 30, 2013 6:04:48 PM

It will not run games well without a GPU. If this will be primarily for gaming, then you only need an i5 4670K and 8GB of RAM.
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August 30, 2013 10:44:45 PM

expl0itfinder said:
It will not run games well without a GPU. If this will be primarily for gaming, then you only need an i5 4670K and 8GB of RAM.


Thank you for the reply.
The games I'll run are pretty basic to start with, I think I will be ok.
In any case, the CPU is already purchased.
Any thoughts on RAM?

Thanks :) 
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August 31, 2013 12:45:37 AM

Again, it depends on what you will be using the PC for. If it will be primarily for gaming, you only need 8GB.
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August 31, 2013 9:33:25 AM

expl0itfinder said:
Again, it depends on what you will be using the PC for. If it will be primarily for gaming, you only need 8GB.


What your saying makes sense.
I might also need to use some CAD software (Inventor/Solidworks) and some simulation software. I think those would benefit from an extra 8GB...

What brand of RAM is recommended in this case?

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