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April 18, 2014 3:09:08 AM

Have i5 4670k
Gtx 770 (2gb)
Plan on getting 16gb of ram but is 8gb enough to comfortably play bf4 or crisis 3?

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April 18, 2014 3:13:14 AM

if you are really tight with your budget even 4gb is enough, but 8gb is more than enough for any kind of gaming...
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April 18, 2014 3:14:16 AM

8 is too much if you only want to play bf4 and crysis 3. If you want to do multitasking and playing 8 gigs is exactly what you need.
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April 18, 2014 3:26:40 AM

I have better idea for your ram; Though that ram you listed is what you want for sure and is good ram.

When you get your ram do this and has performance benefits;

It is 1600Mhz with a Cas Latency (CL) of 9.

1333Mhz has a CL of 8/9

1600Mhz has a CL of 9

1866Mhz has a CL of 9

2133Mhz has a CL of 10

2400MHz has a CL of 11/12

The higher the MHz the faster the ram, the lower the CL the faster the ram, therefore 1866Mhz comes out as the best option for speed/CL offering the best performance.

1866MHz memory modules are actually 1600Mhz memory modules given an overclock, so it's best to get a 1600Mhz module and OC it to 1866Mhz through BIOS.

Hope this helps.
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April 18, 2014 3:35:05 AM

That corsair is really what you need and you can still overclock it like Unknown said. Ram isn't really a problem and you still have memory on your graphics card which is way better !
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April 18, 2014 3:36:33 AM

unknownofprob said:
I have better idea for your ram; Though that ram you listed is what you want for sure and is good ram.

When you get your ram do this and has performance benefits;

It is 1600Mhz with a Cas Latency (CL) of 9.

1333Mhz has a CL of 8/9

1600Mhz has a CL of 9

1866Mhz has a CL of 9

2133Mhz has a CL of 10

2400MHz has a CL of 11/12

The higher the MHz the faster the ram, the lower the CL the faster the ram, therefore 1866Mhz comes out as the best option for speed/CL offering the best performance.

1866MHz memory modules are actually 1600Mhz memory modules given an overclock, so it's best to get a 1600Mhz module and OC it to 1866Mhz through BIOS.

Hope this helps.


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Nice answer. Also Haswells do like 1866
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7364/memory-scaling-on-ha...
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April 18, 2014 5:21:05 AM

4gb is the minimum in nowadays 8 is the best but as is see from games like watch dogs or battlefield 4 nex year you will need 16 am with 8 and i will upgrade to 16 2015 or 2016
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