Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P and Crucial 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Ballistix Tactical Memory Tags: Motherboards Last response: October 31, 2013 12:57 PM in Motherboards Share bruno00 October 31, 2013 12:42:13 PM hi all, is that good combination or would you recommend different ram. That build should be for photographer and RAM is apparently the most important thing. Thanks Everyone More about : gigabyte 970a ds3p crucial 8gb ddr3 1600mhz ballistix tactical memory Blaise170 a b V Motherboard October 31, 2013 12:47:50 PM How much money are you wanting to spend? m 0 l bruno00 October 31, 2013 12:50:37 PM I want to buy 16GB RAM for start and extend to 32 GB later. Build AM3+ Up to 500 without Case and Graphic Card. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Blaise170 a b V Motherboard October 31, 2013 12:57:37 PM This will be a very good build for photography/editing. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter) Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($133.20 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter) Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg) Total: $483.15 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 15:57 EDT-0400) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !