Ok thanks! What is a good 1600 memory to get? I will be doing a lot of gaming also.
For any ram you are considering, do your own homework.
Go to the ram vendor's web site, and access their configurator.
Corsair, Kingston, Patriot, OCZ and others have them.
Their compatibility list is more current than the motherboard vendor's QVL lists which rarely get updated.
Enter your mobo or PC, and get a list of compatible ram sticks.
Here are a few links:http://www.crucial.com/index.aspx http://www.corsair.com/configurator/default.aspx http://kingston.com/ http://conf.ocztechnology.com/index.php?c=1 http://www.patriotmemory.com/configurator/index.jsp
Unless you are a heavy multitasker, 6gb is plenty. For gaming, spend any extra on a graphics card first.