Motherboard, CPU, and RAM for around 200-240?

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing, and multitasking.

PREFERRED WEBSITEFOR PARTS: Newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES:

ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157176

AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103724

Idk what ram to get cause I'm pinching every dollar.

I'm thinking of going with 3GB of ram vs 4GB giving me a 20-30 price difference but how would performance do?
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  1. the performance of the ram should be fine, even with 3gb. but i think you might be able to get 4gb. this should be good. and just OC the cpu after. but if you are really after those last dollars, go with 3gb. shouldnt have that big of an impact.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.394162
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227248
  2. It will run in single channel mode. You should get a 2x2GB kit; the additional cost only is $12-$15 and it's worth it.
  3. epkfaile said:
    the performance of the ram should be fine, even with 3gb. but i think you might be able to get 4gb. this should be good. and just OC the cpu after. but if you are really after those last dollars, go with 3gb. shouldnt have that big of an impact.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.394162
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227248
    That combo is more expensive than the OP's parts selection. The proposed motherboard requires DDR3, but you selected DDR2.

    These kits should be fine:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211364
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231253
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