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What To Look For When Buying Memory And Storage?

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November 26, 2013 5:26:40 PM

I'm down to the last two components of my build, and now I just need to purchase memory and storage. My budget is ~$800 (my build is here), but the focus of this build is to get the most for the money, not necessarily spend X amount of dollars. So if that means going a little over budget, so be it.

Also, regardless of the prices seen in my build, I have only spent $665 for everything (after MIR) except memory and storage, so I do have some room to maneuver.

Basically, I want to know what to look for when purchasing memory and storage for a gaming machine. What type of memory should I get? What about latency? Should I get an SSD? What are the advantages, and are they worth the money? Anything else that is important to consider when purchasing memory or storage?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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November 26, 2013 5:28:51 PM

whats ur computer specs as of know so i know what to recommand.

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November 26, 2013 6:47:15 PM

iceclock said:
whats ur computer specs as of know so i know what to recommand.



Sorry, I screwed up the link in my OP, it's fixed now. But here's my build again, just to be safe.

EDIT: Also, the memory and storage in my build are just placeholders.
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November 26, 2013 7:57:05 PM

i still dont see anything.

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November 27, 2013 7:13:10 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29B4d
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29B4d/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29B4d/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($104.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.24 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($316.13 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $864.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-27 10:12 EST-0500)

added a cpucooler for overclocking :)  ur set to go


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