Im building my own pc on a budget, not too low, not too high, anyhows, Ive started with Crosshair IV Formula, 1090T CPU & an 850W PSU
I have yet to buy the Case, RAM or GPU. I will likely aim for a HD6950 to eventually crossfire
The Mobo takes upto 16gb of RAM, will I need this much or will I get away with 2x2gb sticks
With regards to the RAM, I will add to it but dont want to make what I buy redundant, so say when I eventually add to it, would 4x2gb sticks be enough or should I start with 2x4gb now so I can add another 8gb later, or maybe 2x2gb now & add 2x4gb later giving me 12gb or maybe u'll say 2 x 4gb now & leave it at that ?? not really sure
Prime uses will be highest I can on gaming & movies, thats it
Not sure whats best but didnt really want to be spending £70 on RAM now
4GB will probably do you fine for gaming and movies. I have 4GB of RAM and I use about 1.7GB at idle, mainly because it caches a lot of it as well. There isn't really no need to go over 4GB unless you're going to have many programs open at once, or are going to do a lot of 3D or Video Editing work.
2x2 would be fine, and if you need 8 you can get another 2x2, or if you want 12 get another 2x4. I doubt there is going to be a need in the near (3 -5 years) future for more than 12GB of RAM in a system anyway, by which stage you'd be looking to upgrade again.
Good point Sam, I know Im not starting at the top end but I dod expect to upgrade at some time in the way distant future. I think Im gonna stick with 2x2 & will try not to call u Same again (instead of Sam in my last post)
Cheers again, now to choose between Ripjaws or Vengeance lol