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September 15, 2013 5:32:59 PM

Im putting together my first build and i would like to know how much ram my computer would need. i have the money to spend so i dont want to cheap out but also dont want to buy useless stuff. soo all opinions are welcome.

heres the build i am thinking of:
CPU - Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell - $249.99
Mobo - ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 - $177.99
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 770 - $400
RAM -
CPU Heatsink - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink - $31.06
HDD - Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB - $54.99
Total - $1000
(i know the OS isn't in there but I'm thinking of windows 8 home edition, Also the PCU isn't in there because I'm still thinking of one :p )

I plan on using this computer for purely gaming. If i can i would like to play all my games at etreme settings. i also plan to buy and play the crap out of battlefield 4.

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September 15, 2013 5:37:13 PM

8 GB should be fine.
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September 15, 2013 5:39:36 PM

8 will be fine but if you can get up to 16 I suspect BF4 might use it. Plus good for the old overkill factor ;) 
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September 15, 2013 5:56:15 PM

I have another question about ram, and mobo i guese. My mobo has 4 slots for RAM, theres two different colours. i was wondering do i fill all the slots? or just 2? and if i only fill just two what colour slot should i pick?
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September 15, 2013 6:07:42 PM

Best to fill one pair then the other pair. Mine are blue and gray and according to my motherboard manual I should fill the blue ones then the gray. It might be different with your mobo but the manual or the internet will tell you.
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September 15, 2013 6:24:11 PM

AddictGamer said:
I have another question about ram, and mobo i guese. My mobo has 4 slots for RAM, theres two different colours. i was wondering do i fill all the slots? or just 2? and if i only fill just two what colour slot should i pick?

They're color-coded to help you make a dual-channel configuration. So when you have two sticks of RAM, they go in different channels and thus give you double memory bandwidth from dual channel mode.

As ssimpss mentions, you can check your motherboard manual for which pair of slots to fill first.
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